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Alcohol and Covid-19: A Perfect Storm

Alcohol and Covid-19: A Perfect Storm

 

Alcohol and Covid-19: A Perfect Storm

• Public Health England report shows that we are in the midst of an alcoholic liver disease crisis.

• Deaths from alcoholic liver disease increased by 20.8% between 2019 and 2020 - it is now the second leading cause of premature death among people of working age.

• 33.0% of all alcohol-specific deaths occurred in the most deprived 20% of the population.

• The North East had the biggest increase in death rate out of all regions, reaching a peak rate of 28.4 deaths per 100,000 population in July 2020.

• Balance unveils the most detailed study of any English region into drinking patterns during the Covid-19 pandemic - 855,000 adults in the North East drinking above recommended limits in 2020 with men and middle aged the heaviest drinkers.

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