SW alcohol admissions rise3rd April 2008
Figures show that alcohol-related hospital admissions in the South West of England have increased by 50% in the four years between 2001 and 2005.
The report by the South West Public Health Observatory estimates that 728,500 people aged between 16 and 64 in the region drink to â€śhazardousâ€? levels with about 119,000 being identified as â€śdependent drinkers.â€? A further breakdown shows that in the under-18 age group hospital admissions rose by 60% while in the 18-24s, admissions due to acute intoxication were up by 140%.
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Title: SW alcohol admissions rise
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 6198
Date Added: 3rd Apr 2008