Alcohol-related deaths by occupation, England and Wales, 2001-05

Health Stat Q. Autumn 2007;(35):6-12.


This article continues a long tradition of examining alcohol-related deaths by occupation in England and Wales. Results are presented for men and women which show those occupations with the highest and lowest indicators of alcohol-related mortality in 2001-05. For both sexes, many of the occupations with the highest alcohol-related mortality were found among those working in the drinks industry, including publicans and bar staff. Low indicators of alcohol-related deaths were found for men who worked as farmers and drivers, and women who worked with children.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Alcoholism / mortality*
  • Employment*
  • England / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Wales / epidemiology