Total alcohol-related deaths United Kingdom (UK) 2017, by age and gender

This statistic shows the total number of alcohol-related death rates in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by age and gender. Male death figures tended to be significantly higher that of their female counterparts, with a peak of 1,911 deaths in the thirty-five to fifty-four age group.

Alcohol-related deaths in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by age and gender

MaleFemale
75+ 190106
55-74 1,573702
35-54 1,911942
15-34 20472
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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

The National Statistics definition of alcohol-related deaths only includes those causes regarded as being most directly due to alcohol consumption. It does not include other diseases where alcohol has been shown to have some causal relationship, such as cancers of the mouth, oesophagus and liver. The definition includes all deaths from chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (excluding biliary cirrhosis), even when alcohol is not specifically mentioned on the death certificate. Apart from deaths due to poisoning with alcohol (accidental, intentional or undetermined), this definition excludes any other external causes of death, such as road traffic and other accidents. The definition allows for consistent comparisons over time for those deaths most clearly associated with alcohol consumption.

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