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Statistics on Alcohol, England 2019 [PAS]

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This statistical report presents a range of information on alcohol use and misuse by adults and children drawn together from a variety of sources for England unless otherwise stated.

More information can be found in the source publications which contain a wider range of data and analyses. Newly published data includes:

  • Alcohol-related hospital admissions published by PHE in their Local Alcohol Profiles for England (LAPE) which uses data from NHS Digital’s Hospital Episode Statistics (HES).
  • New analyses of data on affordability of alcohol using already published ONS data.

The latest information from already published sources includes:

  • Alcohol-specific deaths published by ONS.
  • Information on the volume and cost of alcohol related prescriptions from NHS Digital.
  • Adult drinking behaviours from the Health Survey for England (HSE).
  • Child drinking behaviours from the Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Survey (SDD).
  • Road casualties involving illegal alcohol levels published by Department for Transport.
  • Expenditure on alcohol from the Family Food report from the Living Costs and Food Survey (LCFS).

Key Facts

28% of men, 14% of women
Admissions primarily due to alcohol consumption (narrow measure).
And 15% higher than 2007/08.
6% higher than 2016 and an increase of 16% on 2007.

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