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Death: Alcoholic Drinks

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many (a) males and (b) females in each age group in each region died from an alcohol-related illness in 2007. (255200)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated February 2009:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many (a) males and (b) females in each age group in each region died from an alcohol-related illness in 2007. (255200)

The table attached provides the number of deaths with an alcohol-related underlying cause in each government office region in England, for (a) males and (b) females, by age group, in 2007.

Table 1. Number of deaths with an alcohol-related underlying cause of death1, government office regions in England,2 sex and age group,3 20074

Deaths

Sex

Area

15 to 34

35 to 54

55 to 74

75+

Total

Male

North East

12

136

125

19

292

North West

36

395

361

54

846

Yorkshire and the Humber

18

192

199

28

437

East Midlands

8

128

149

33

318

West Midlands

17

241

225

39

522

East of England

12

149

161

37

360

London

19

211

209

38

477

South East

12

222

294

56

584

South West

14

167

184

35

400

Female

North East

10

77

60

16

163

North West

18

214

195

37

464

Yorkshire and the Humber

8

84

113

33

238

East Midlands

14

81

84

16

195

West Midlands

11

102

142

32

287

East of England

6

77

86

44

213

London

7

97

96

27

227

South East

3

113

138

55

309

South West

10

62

105

32

209

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 box 1 following.

2 Based on boundaries as of 2008.

3 There were no deaths in the age group one to 14.

4 All figures are for deaths registered in 2007.

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