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Health Research Board. Alcohol and Drug Research Unit. Mongan, Deirdre and Reynolds, Siobhan and Fanagan, Sarah and Long, Jean (2007) Health-related consequences of problem alcohol use. HRB Overview series 6. Dublin: Health Research Board.

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This report, from the Health Research Board, shows strong evidence of the increase of alcohol-related illness presenting to Irish hospital services. Against a background of previous reports on alcohol use in Ireland, this report shows that alcohol consumption in the Irish population has increased over the past 11 years, from 11.5 litres per adult in 1995 to 13.4 litres in 2006. This is an increase in consumption of over 17%. Over the period between 1995-2004, there was almost a 90% increase in the number of people discharged from hospital with alcohol-related problems or injuries. The number of people using beds in hospitals with alcohol-related illnesses used 117,373 bed days in 2004. This is over double the 1995 figure of 55,805 bed days. Another finding, using HIPE data, is the 147% rise in the number of discharges with alcohol-related liver disease between 1995 and 2004.

This report also looks at alcohol use in Ireland and women, young and old age groups, and minority communities. Conclusions and recommendations are included.


Date:2007
Call No:BB, JH4, VH4.2
Pages:94 p.
Publisher:Health Research Board
Corporate Creators:Health Research Board. Alcohol and Drug Research Unit
Place of Publication:Dublin
ISBN:1649-7198
Notes:Includes tables and figures, bibliographical references and appendices.
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Accession Number:HRB 4097 (Available), HRB 4098 (Available)
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Problem substance use
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
G Health and disease > Public health
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences

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