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 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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Proportion who smoke cigarettes, cigarette consumption, proportion who have never smoked cigarettes and proportion of smokers who have quit by sex/age over time.
Teetotalism, drinking in the week before interview, frequent drinking and units drunk, including changes in drinking patterns in recent years.
Proportion who use e-cigarettes by different characteristics including age, sex and reason for vaping.
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.
Age-standardised and age-specific alcohol-related death rates in the UK, its constituent countries and regions of England, deaths registered 1994 to 2016.
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Deaths in the UK which are known to be direct consequences of alcohol misuse.
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.