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Goggin, Deirdre and Cullen, L and O'Kane, J and O'Donovan, Diarmuid and Mason Mohan, C (2019) Wicklow alcohol-related harm profile 2019. Dublin: Health Service Executive.

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Key Facts Wicklow

In 2017, Wicklow had one of the lowest rates nationally for mortality for all ages due to alcohol related causes (47.9 per 100,000 population, compared to a National rate of 58.6 per 100,000) but one of the highest rates for mental and behavioural deaths (75.7 per 100,000, compared to National 57.1 per 100,000).

In 2017, the percentage of potential years of life lost (PYLL) per 100,000 population due to selected alcohol related causes were above average for females (396.8 per 100,000 population, National 298.2) and for males are below average (696.5 per 100,000 population, National 1006.10).

In 2017, Wicklow had an average hospital admission rate for mental and behaviour disorders due to alcohol (78.7 per 100,000 population, National 83.74) and average for alcoholic liver disease (33.8 per 100,000, National 36.48).

In 2017, Wicklow was above average for both psychiatric in-patient rates for alcohol disorders for first admissions (12.2 per 100,000 population, National 9.2) and for all admissions ( 31.6 per 100,000, National 24.1).

In 2017, Wicklow had below average alcohol treatment rates at 97.4 per 100,000 (National 153.2).

In January 2019, Wicklow ranked 23rd for the number of liquor licenses with 220.5 per 100,000

population (National 273.1).

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