Drug use, alcohol and smoking
Smoking and drinking habits in Great Britain, deaths related to drug poisoning and drug misuse, and deaths caused by diseases known to be related to alcohol consumption.
What's in the bulletin?
- In 2015, there were 8,758 alcohol-related deaths in the UK, an age-standardised rate of 14.2 deaths per 100,000 population.
- For the UK as a whole, alcohol-related death rates have not changed in recent years, but the rate in 2015 is still higher than that observed in 1994.
- The majority of alcohol-related deaths (65%) in the UK in 2015 were among males.
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Deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales. Data are presented by cause of death, sex, age, substance(s) involved in the death, and by country and region.
Mortality rates for deaths related to drug misuse, and average registration delay, by local authority, England and Wales.
Age-standardised and age-specific alcohol-related deaths rates by sex and age group, UK, registered 1994 to 2015.
Age-standardised alcohol-related deaths rates by sex and age group, England and Wales and regions of England, registered 1994–2013
Alcohol-related deaths by ICD code and sex, in UK constituent countries, registered 2001-2013
Smoking estimates from 2010 to 2014. This is presented at a UK level, and broken down by England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
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Deaths caused by diseases known to be related to alcohol consumption, such as cirrhosis of the liver.
Deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales from 1993 onwards, by cause of death, sex, age and substances involved in the death.
Sexual identity, smoking prevalence and perceived general health using data from the Integrated Household Survey.