Liver Diseases: Alcoholic Drinks

Health written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Sandra Gidley Sandra Gidley Shadow Minister, Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many diagnoses of alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver there were in each of the last 10 years, broken down by age.

Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Minister of State (Department of Health) (Public Health)

Information regarding the number of diagnoses of alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver is collected centrally only for individuals suffering from this condition in secondary (for example, hospital) care. The information is shown in the following table.

All diagnoses count of episodes for alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver, 1996-97 to 2005-06—national health service hospitals: England
1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000 2000-01
0 to five 0 0 0 0 0
Five to 14 0 0 0 0 1
15 to 24 6 14 7 13 11
25 to 34 270 334 343 375 332
35 to 44 1,320 1,520 1,495 1,671 1,827
45 to 54 2,104 2,441 2,609 3,078 3,236
55 to 64 1,736 2,004 2,137 2,506 2,599
65 to 74 1,181 1,178 1,264 1,515 1,442
75 to 84 288 362 415 468 458
85 to 120 33 29 30 47 48
Age not known 29 51 45 9 19
Total 6,967 7,933 8,345 9,682 9,973
2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06
0 to five 0 0 0 0 0
Five to 14 0 0 1 1
15 to 24 7 19 27 18 26
25 to 34 354 399 455 550 642
35 to 44 1,830 2,038 2,412 2,759 3,123
45 to 54 3,437 3,823 4,380 5,024 5,961
55 to 64 2,836 3,317 3,888 4,924 5,636
65 to 74 1,581 2,074 2,410 2,568 2,953
75 to 84 443 578 559 736 915
85 to 120 46 60 52 72 89
Age not known 52 35 22 33 44
Total 10,586 12,343 14,206 16,684 19,390
Notes:

1. Finished consultant episode (FCE) An FCE is defined as a period of admitted patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. Please note that the figures do not represent the number of patients, as a person may have one episode of care within a year.

2. All diagnoses count as episodes. These figures represent a count of all FCEs where the diagnosis was mentioned in any of the 14 (seven prior to 2002-03) diagnosis fields in a HES record.

3. K.70.3 Alcoholic cirrhosis of liver—ungrossed data: Figures have not been adjusted for shortfalls in data (i.e. the data are ungrossed).

Source:

Hospital episode statistics, The Information Centre for health and social care

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