Alcohol-related deaths double

The number of alcohol-related deaths has increased from 6.9 per 100,000 in 1991 to 12.9 in 2005, according to figures from the Office of National Statistics.

Alcohol-related deaths double
Alcohol-related deaths double
This rate equates to 8,386 deaths recorded in 2005 and are based on a revised definition of alcohol-related death.

Death rates are much higher in males than females, and the gap between the sexes has widened in recent years. In 2005 the male death rate, at 17.9 deaths per 100,000 population, was more than twice the rate for females. In addition, males accounted for two-thirds of the total number of deaths.

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