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Alcohol-related Deaths in the United Kingdom, Registered in 2013

Key Findings

  • In 2013 there were 8,416 alcohol-related deaths registered in the UK, an age standardised rate of 14.0 deaths per 100,000 population. A small increase of 49 deaths compared to 2012 did not change the overall rate.
  • Looking at longer-term trends, the age standardised death rate from alcohol-related causes was the lowest since 2000.
  • 66% of alcohol-related deaths in the UK in 2013 were among males.
  • For both sexes, the UK death rates were highest among those aged 60-64 years (45.3 deaths per 100,000 males and 22.4 per 100,000 females).
  • While Scotland had the highest alcohol-related death rate in 2013, it was the only constituent country of the UK with significantly lower rates than 10 years ago.
  • Within England, males in London had a significantly lower rate in 2013 compared with 2004. Rates in other regions for both genders remained relatively stable.

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