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Sheron, Nick and Gilmore, Ian and Parsons, Camille and Hawkey, Chris (2012) Projections of alcohol-related deaths in England and Wales—tragic toll or potential prize? The Lancet, 379, (9817), pp. 687-688. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60244-X.

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The latest alcohol-related harm statistics from the UK's Office of National Statistics (ONS) were released on Jan 26, 2012,1 and provide an opportunity to re-evaluate the projections of alcohol-related liver deaths that we previously reported in this journal with 2008 data.2 Using the standard ONS definition,3 alcohol-related liver deaths in England and Wales fell from 6470 in 2008 to 6230 in 2009, but then increased again to 6317 in 2010.4 These data do not include the wider spectrum of alcohol attributable mortality, which would also include acute deaths from accidents, violence, and suicide or from chronic diseases, such as hypertension, stroke, cardiovascular disease, and cancers of the breast and gastrointestinal tract. Alcohol-related liver deaths thus account for around a quarter of total alcohol-related deaths.


Item Type
Article
Publication Type
International, Open Access, Article
Drug Type
Alcohol
Intervention Type
Harm reduction
Date
20 February 2012
Identification #
doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60244-X
Page Range
pp. 687-688
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
379
Number
9817
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