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Alcoholic Drinks: Death

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 22 March 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in how many deaths in the East Riding of Yorkshire alcohol was cited as the primary cause in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. (129700)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 22 March 2007:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking in how many deaths in the East Riding of Yorkshire alcohol was cited as the primary cause in each of the last five years. (129700)

The table below provides the number of deaths with an alcohol-related underlying cause in East Riding of Yorkshire unitary authority from 2001 to 2005 (the latest year available).

Table 1. Number of deaths with an alcohol-related underlying cause of death1. East Riding of Yorkshire unitary authority2, 2001 to 20053—Deaths (persons)

Number

2001

24

2002

19

2003

29

2004

24

2005

29

1 Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10). The specific causes of death categorised as alcohol-related, and their corresponding ICD-10 codes, are shown in the box below.

2 Based on local authority boundaries as of 2007.

3 Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.

Box 1. Alcohol-related causes of death—International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10)

Cause of death

ICD-10 code(s)

Mental and behavioural disorders due to use of alcohol

F10

Degeneration of nervous system due to alcohol

G31.2

Alcoholic polyneuropathy

G62.1

Alcoholic cardiomyopathy

I42.6

Alcoholic gastritis

K29.2

Alcoholic liver disease

K70

Chronic hepatitis, not elsewhere classified

K73

Fibrosis and cirrhosis of liver (excl. Biliary cirrhosis)

K74 (excl. K74.3-K74.5)

Alcohol induced chronic pancreatitis

K86.0

Accidental poisoning by and exposure to alcohol

X45

Intentional self-poisoning by and exposure to alcohol

X65

Poisoning by and exposure to alcohol, undetermined intent

Y15