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National Statistics
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Statistics on Alcohol, England 2020

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Publication date:
Geographic coverage:
England
Geographical granularity:
Clinical Commissioning Groups, Clinical Commissioning Area Teams, Clinical Commissioning Regions, Country
Date range:
01 Jan 2018 to 31 Dec 2018

Summary

This publication provides a range of information relating to alcohol use and misuse drawn from a variety of sources for England unless otherwise stated. Topics covered include: alcohol-related hospital admissions; alcohol-specific deaths; prescriptions for drugs used to treat alcohol dependence; drinking behaviours among adults and children; road casualties involving illegal alcohol levels and affordability of alcohol. The publication includes this summary report showing key findings, excel tables, technical appendices and a data quality statement.

Key facts

Key facts cover the latest year of data available:

  • Hospital admissions - 2018/19
  • Deaths - 2018
  • Health Survey for England - 2018
Image for infographic 358,000 admissions to hospital in 2018/19 where the main reason was due to drinking alcohol
358,000 admissions to hospital in 2018/19 where the main reason was due to drinking alcohol

6% higher than 2017/18 and 19% higher than 2008/09

Image for infographic 5,698 alcohol-specific deaths in 2018
5,698 alcohol-specific deaths in 2018

2% lower than 2017 and an increase of 7% on 2008

Image for infographic Men and women aged 55 to 64 had the highest proportions usually drinking over 14 units in a week
Men and women aged 55 to 64 had the highest proportions usually drinking over 14 units in a week

38% of men and 19% of women aged 55 to 64 usually drank over 14 units in a week

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Last edited: 3 February 2020 10:36 am