HC Deb 19 February 1996 vol 272 c25W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many deaths occurred in each of the past five years as a result of(a) peanut allergic reaction, (b) Ecstasy use and (c) excessive water intake. [14344]

Mr. Horam

[holding answer 12 February 1996]: During the years 1990–94, one death occurred, in 1993, resulting from a peanut allergic reaction.

One other death occurred in 1993 from food-induced anaphylaxis, where a peanut was the probable cause.

The number of deaths registered in 1990–94 with a mention of Ecstasy were as follows:

Year Number of deaths
1990 1
1991 6
1992 6
1993 17
1994 19

During the years 1990–1994, the number of deaths from excessive water intake' were as follows:

Year Number of deaths
1990 6
1991 2
1992 3
19932 7
19942 5
1 International Classification of Diseases (9th Revision) code 276.6—fluid overload.
2 Provisional. (Deaths for 1992 and earlier years represent the number of deaths registered in each year, while deaths from 1993 onwards are deaths occurred in each year).

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