Crude Overdose Mortality Rate

USA (95% CI)

Canada (95% CI)

Europe (95% CI)

Puerto Rico (95% CI)

Asia (95% CI)

Mean (95% CI)

Pre- HAART

1.36% (0.03-2.79)

2.20% (n/a)

7.26% (5.53-8.99)

n/a

5.30% (n/a)

4.03% (0.9-7.16)

Post-HAART

18.96% (13.39-24.53)

19.75% (11.91-27.59)

13.63% (10.56-16.70)

24.1% (n/a)

19.5% (10.51-28.39)

17.54% (12.42-22.66)

Crude Overdose Mortality Rate (COMR): The OMRs derived from each study were categorized into the following regions: USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, Europe, and Asia. For each region the Crude Mortality Rate was calculated by using the following formula: Σ [(OMR) x N Total Deaths] / Σ N Total Deaths The 95% Confidence Interval (CI) for the mean crude mortality rate was calculated using an alpha value of .05.
Table 2: Crude Overdose Mortality Rate (COMR) During the Pre-HAART & Post-HAART Era.