Alcohol Harm Map – new Alcohol Concern tool

Alcohol Concern has today published a map showing the estimated impact of alcohol related harm around the country. This has been featured in the national media, with many reports focusing on the fact that more money is spent on treating alcohol related illnesses amongst the ‘baby boomer’ generation than young people (BBC news report).

The map incorporates data from a range of sources to provide estimates about alcohol consumption and its costs across England. The key findings for Warwickshire are [1]:

  • 20% of the population who drink alcohol are drinking at a level which increases the risk of damaging their health, compared to a regional average for the West Midlands of 18%.
  • There were 95,948 alcohol-related hospital ‘admissions’ in Warwickshire in 2010/11. This figure includes all A&E and outpatient attendances, as well as inpatient admissions. The number of inpatient admissions was 11,420.
  • Alcohol related hospital ‘admissions’ (as defined above) cost £70 for every adult in Warwickshire in 2010/11, compared to a regional average of £71.

Further information, including data sources, can be found at: Alcohol Concern: Alcohol Harm Map

[1] NB: some of the figures are based on synthetic estimates.

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