Alcoholic Drinks: Death

Treasury written question – answered on 27th February 2007.

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Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 27 February 2007:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question asking in how many deaths, in (a) each London borough and (b) each Government Office Region, alcohol was cited as the primary cause in each year since 2004. I am replying in her absence.

The tables below provide the number of deaths with an alcohol-related underlying cause in each (a) London borough and (b) Government Office Region, in 2004 and 2005 (the latest year available).

Table 1: Number of deaths with an alcohol-related underlying cause of death( 1,) London boroughs, 2004 and 2005( 2)
Deaths (persons)
2004 2005
Inner London
Camden 26 25
City of London 0 1
Hackney 26 20
Hammersmith and Fulham 34 28
Haringey 25 33
Islington 13 15
Kensington and Chelsea 13 13
Lambeth 32 33
Lewisham 32 27
Newham 36 22
Southwark 27 28
Tower Hamlets 20 20
Wandsworth 21 19
Westminster 26 34
Outer London
Barking and Dagenham 14 15
Barnet 17 21
Bexley 17 21
Brent 33 34
Bromley 28 40
Croydon 22 35
Ealing 39 35
Enfield 27 18
Greenwich 25 24
Harrow 22 14
Havering 17 14
Hillingdon 42 23
Hounslow 28 22
Kingston upon Thames 13 16
Merton 13 10
Redbridge 21 24
Richmond upon Thames 21 20
Sutton 12 21
Waltham Forest 16 19
(1) Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10). The specific causes of death categorised as alcohol-related, and their corresponding ICD-10 codes, are shown in the box below.

(2) Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.

Table 2: Number of deaths with an alcohol-related underlying cause of death( 1) , Government office regions, 2004 and 2005( 2)
Deaths (persons)
2004 2005
North East 426 402
North West 1,166 1,173
Yorkshire and the Humber 615 643
East Midlands 482 506
West Midlands 743 776
East of England 485 492
London 758 744
South East 832 874
South West 529 581
Wales 416 407
(1) Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10). The specific causes of death categorised as alcohol-related, and their corresponding ICD-10 codes, are shown in the box below.

(2) Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.

Box 1: Alcohol-related causes of death—International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10)
Cause of death ICD-10 code(s)
Mental and behavioural disorders due to use of alcohol F10
Degeneration of nervous system due to alcohol G31.2
Alcoholic polyneuropathy G62.1
Alcoholic cardiomyopathy I42.6
Alcoholic gastritis K29.2
Alcoholic liver disease K70
Chronic hepatitis, not elsewhere classified K73
Fibrosis and cirrhosis of liver (excluding biliary cirrhosis) K74 (excl. K74.3-K74.5)
Alcohol induced chronic pancreatitis K86.0
Accidental poisoning by and exposure to alcohol X45
Intentional self-poisoning by and exposure to alcohol X65
Poisoning by and exposure to alcohol, undetermined intent Y15

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