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Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many under 14 year olds were treated for alcohol-related health problems in each county in the East of England region in the last 12 months. (156988)

The information requested is in the following table.

All diagnoses count of finished consultant episodes for under 14-year-olds with alcohol specific conditions in the eastern region of England, by strategic health authority (SHA) national health service hospitals, 2005-06

SHA of treatment

Finished consultant episodes (FCE)

Q1

Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire SHA

31

Q2

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire SHA

19

Q3

Essex SHA

30

Total

80

Notes: All diagnoses count of episodes. These figures represent a count of all FCE where the diagnosis was mentioned in any of the 14 (seven prior to 2002-03) diagnosis fields in a HES record. F10 Mental and behavioural disorders due to use of alcohol K70 Alcoholic liver disease T51 Toxic effect of alcohol. FCE An FCE is defined as a period of admitted patient care under one consultant within one health care provider. Please note that the figures do not represent the number of patients, as a person may have more than one episode of care within the year. Ungrossed Data Figures have not been adjusted for shortfalls in data (i.e. the data are ungrossed). Source:Hospital Episode Statistics (HES).