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Alcoholism

Volume 932: debated on Monday 16 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many persons were treated for alcoholism in each of the last three years in the Mersey Regional Health Authority; and how this compares with the national incidence of alcoholism.

Figures are not available in respect of hospital out-patients or people treated in the community—for example, by general practitioners, social workers and voluntary organisations. Below are the numbers of admissions and

Number of admissionsRate of admissions per 100,000 populationNumber of First admissionsRate of First admissions per 100,000 population
Mersey Regional Health Authority
197472328·92128·5
197567927·22158·6
England
197412,38826·73,8188·2
197512,66927·33,8418·3
The estimated number of discharges and deaths in 1974 in non-psychiatric hospitals for alcoholism and alcoholic psychosis in the Mersey region was 370 (14·8 per 100,000 population). The England figure was 4,060 (8·7 per 100,000 population). 1975 and 1976 figures are not yet available.