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Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

Volume 489: debated on Friday 20 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the rate of admissions for alcohol-related incidents per 1,000 admissions for 18 to 21 year-olds was for (a) university hospitals, (b) other hospitals and (c) all hospitals in each of the last 10 years. (264150)

Data for all hospitals on the rate of alcohol-related finished hospital admissions per 1,000 admissions in England for 18 to 21-year-olds are set out in the following table. The data are only available for the period 2002-03 to 2007-08.

Data by university and non-university hospitals are not available.

Finished alcohol-related admissions of patients aged 18 to 21, England 2002-03 to 2007-08

Alcohol-related admissions of patients aged 18 to 21

Admissions of patients aged 18 to 21

Rate of alcohol-related admissions of patients aged 18 to 21 per 1,000 admissions of patients aged 18 to 21

2002-03

13,207

408,782

32

2003-04

15,188

422,802

36

2004-05

17,243

441,861

39

2005-06

19,524

470,296

42

2006-07

21,758

478,128

46

2007-08

23,054

494,483

47

The number of alcohol-related admissions is based on the methodology developed by the North West Public Health Observatory (NWPHO). Following international best practice, the NWPHO methodology includes a wide range of diseases and injuries in which alcohol plays a part and estimates the proportion of cases that are attributable to the consumption of alcohol. Details of the conditions and associated proportions can be found in the report Jones et al. (2008) Alcohol-attributable fractions for England: Alcohol-attributable mortality and hospital admissions.