The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.
Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many alcohol-related deaths there have been in (a) the East of England and (b) Suffolk in each of the last five years. (178897)
The table attached provides the number of deaths with an alcohol-related underlying cause in (a) the East of England government office region, and (b) Suffolk county from 2002 to 2006 (the latest year available).
|Table 1: number of deaths with an alcohol-related underlying cause of death( 1) East of England government office region, and Suffolk county( 2) 2002 to 2006( 3)|
|East of England||Suffolk|
|(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 following table. |
(2) Based on boundaries as of 2007.
(3) All 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 liver disease||K70|
|Chronic hepatitis, not elsewhere classified||K73|
|Fibrosis and cirrhosis of liver (excl. 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|