Alcohol and Health
- Alcohol is a causal factor in more than 60 medical conditions, including: mouth, throat, stomach, liver and breast cancers; high blood pressure, cirrhosis of the liver; and depression.
- In the UK in 2012-13, there were 1,008,850 hospital admissions related to alcohol consumption where an alcohol-related disease, injury or condition was the primary reason for hospital admission or a secondary diagnosis.
- In 2012 there were 8,367 alcohol-related deaths in the UK, record levels, rising by 20% in a decade.
8% of the Camden population are estimated to be higher risk drinkers
20% of the Camden population are thought to drink at levels which would put them at increased risk from harm
2.4% people aged 18 – 75 in Camden are dependent drinkers
Camden has significantly higher alcohol-related crime than the rest of England.
There were an estimated 8245 alcohol-related crimes in Camden between August 2012 and July 2013.
National data suggests that men are the most at risk from alcohol misuse, and people aged 16-24 are most likely to exceed recommended daily limits.