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Ireland. Department of Health. (2019) Health in Ireland - Key trends 2019. Dublin: Department of Health.

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The report touches on several areas, including demographics, population health, hospital and primary care, employment and expenditure and highlights the significant achievements that Ireland has made for key health outcomes in the past decade.

Inequalities in health are closely linked with wider social determinants including living and working conditions, issues of service access, and cultural and physical environments. Taken together with an ageing population, adverse trends, if not addressed now, will lead to an unhealthy and costly future. Cigarette consumption has decreased since 2000, as shown in Figure 2.12. Alcohol consumption has also decreased over the same period, but not as dramatically. In 2018, Irish people consumed 11 litres of alcohol per capita, based on Revenue figures.

P.31 Percentage of Children, Aged 11-17 engaged in Risky Health Behaviours, Ireland, 2010, 2014 and 2018 (smoking, alcohol use, and cannabis)
P.32 Alcohol and Cigarette Consumption per Annum, per Capita Aged 15 years and over, 1998 to 2018
P.34 Comparison of Different Health Indicators Across Genders, 2019 (includes smoking rates)
P.61 Number of Cases in Treatment for Problem Drug and Alcohol Use and Rate per 100,000 Population Aged 15-64 years, Ireland, 2009-2018
P.62 Number of Cases in Treatment for Problem Drug and Alcohol Use and Rate per 100,000 Population ages 15-64, 2009 - 2018


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