Sunday, May 25, 2008

Drinking-Related Hospital Visits Up in England

Alcohol-related hospital admissions have more than doubled in England since 1995. This includes those due to alcohol-related illnesses, as well as those in which alcohol was only a contributing factor.

Further, while the number of kids (11-15) who say they have never had a drink rose 6% from five years ago, of those that have, they have drank more and more frequently. In fact, 30% of 5-year olds said it was fine to get drunk at least once a week. 72% of men and 57% of women said they had imbibed at least once in the previous week, with 12% and 7% (respectively) admitting to drinking at least once a day.

Alcohol is almost 70% more affordable than it was in 1980, though that's a skewed statistic, since the case study above was from 1995-2006. You can find more statistics here.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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