Trends and geographical variations in alcohol-related deaths in the United Kingdom, 1991-2004

Health Stat Q. Spring 2007;(33):6-24.


Alcohol-related deaths in the UK increased substantially between 1991 and 2004, from 4144 to 8221. Overall rates increased in all parts of the UK. There were, however, large differences in rates between countries and regions. This article presents these differences and also looks at patterns of alcohol-related mortality by deprivation within England and Wales. The article considers changes over time for males and females and for different age groups.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Distribution
  • Aged
  • Alcohol-Related Disorders / epidemiology
  • Alcohol-Related Disorders / mortality*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mortality / trends
  • Population Surveillance
  • Residence Characteristics
  • Sex Distribution
  • Small-Area Analysis*
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Time Factors
  • United Kingdom / epidemiology