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Alcoholic Drinks: Death

Volume 471: debated on Thursday 31 January 2008

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many deaths where the underlying cause was alcohol-related were recorded in the London Borough of Bexley in each year since 1997. (178670)

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, 31 January 2008:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many deaths where the underlying cause was alcohol-related were recorded in the London borough of Bexley in each year since 1997, (178670)

The attached table provides the number of deaths with an alcohol-related underlying cause in the London borough of Bexley, from 1997 to 2006 (the latest year available).

Table 1. Number of deaths with an alcohol-related underlying cause of death, London1 borough of 2Bexley,1997-20063

Deaths (persons)

1997

16

1998

22

1999

19

2000

25

2001

24

2002

26

2003

27

2004

17

2005

21

2006

22

1 Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) for the years 1997 to 2000, and Tenth Revision (ICD-10) for 2001 onwards. The specific causes of death categorised as alcohol-related, and their corresponding ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes, are shown in the box below. 2 Based on 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, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) Cause of death

Cause of death

ICD-9 code(s)

Alcoholic psychoses

291

Alcohol dependence syndrome

303

Non-dependent abuse of alcohol

305

Alcoholic cardiomyopathy

425.5

Alcoholic fatty liver

571

Acute alcoholic hepatitis

571.1

Alcoholic cirrhosis of liver

571.2

Alcoholic liver damage, unspecified

571.3

Chronic hepatitis

571.4

Cirrhosis of liver without mention of alcohol

571.5

Other chronic non-alcoholic liver disease

571.8

Unspecified chronic liver disease without mention of alcohol

571.9

Accidental poisoning by alcohol

E860

Box 2. 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

142.6

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

Alcoholic 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