Reports from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) have referred to health issues in relation to alcohol use and misuse.
It explains drinking habits and behaviours of adult consumers aged 16 and over and also children aged 11-15years. It also further includes various other topics such as drink-related ill health, mortality, alcohol related costs and admissions to hospital. This report covers previously published information from reports such as the Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use amongst Young People in England. There are explanations of recent alcohol related government policies and targets.
Some of the key facts that were summarised from this report:
•· In England, in 2009, 69% of men and 55% of women (aged 16 and over) reported drinking an alcoholic drink on at least one day in the week prior to interview. 10% of men and 6% of women reported drinking on every day in the previous week.
•· Among adults aged 16 to 74, 9% of men and 4% of women showed some signs of alcohol dependence. The prevalence of alcohol dependence is slightly lower for men than it was in 2000 when 11.5% of men showed some signs of dependence. There was no significant change for women between 2000 and 2007.
•· In 2009/10, there were 1,057,000 alcohol related admissions to hospital. This is an increase of 12% on the 2008/09 figure (945,500) and more than twice as many as in 2002/03 (510,800).
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