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Alcohol-specific deaths in the UK: registered in 2016

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  • In 2016 there were 7,327 alcohol-specific deaths in the UK, an age-standardised rate of 11.7 deaths per 100,000 population.
  • For the UK, the 2016 alcohol-specific deaths rate continues to remain unchanged since 2013, but is still higher than that observed 15 years ago.
  • Since 2001 rates of alcohol-specific deaths among males have been an average of 55% higher than those observed among females.
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