Harmful levels of drinking have both health and social consequences. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), harmful use of alcohol is a causal factor in several diseases and injury types, as well as being causally linked to a range of mental and behavioural disorders and infectious diseases. Reducing alcohol-related harm is a key priority for Public Health.
In BCP, the rate of hospital admissions for alcohol-related conditions is higher than England – the rates are lower for Dorset Council. The rate of hospiral admissions for alcohol-related conditions in the under 18s is higher for both BCP and Dorset.
Indicators are drawn from the dataset: Local Alcohol Profiles for England(PHE).
* indicates a statistically significant difference from the respective English Average.
|Indicator||Time period||BCP||Dorset||South West||England|
|Admission episodes for alcohol related conditions (Narrow)||2019/20||635*||416*||528||519|
|Admission episodes, alcohol-related - under 18s (crude rate per 100,000)||2017/18 - 2019/20||59.8*||46.6*||45.4*||30.7|
|Alcohol related mortality (direct standardised rate per 100,000)||2020||38.9||31.2*||34.8||37.8|
Source: Local Alcohol Profiles for England (assessed 30/12/2021)