Welcome to the Re-Focus on Alcohol Pages, for Perth & Kinross. Here we hope that you will find all the information that you need to know about issues created by the use of alcohol- and if we don’t know the answer to your question, you can ask us directly on the Questions & Answers page.
We hope that you will find this alcohol section interactive and useful to you and or your family and friends. We are hoping to regularly update the pages with any new facts that come into the public domain either through research or by medical and social practices. We strive to provide the latest information and reports.
In 2014 there were 8,697 alcohol-related deaths registered in the UK, an age-standardised rate of 14.3 deaths per 100,000 population.
- In the UK as a whole, alcohol-related death rates have fallen since peaking in 2008, but the rate in 2014 is still higher than that observed in 1994.
- The majority of alcohol-related deaths (65%) in the UK in 2014 were among males.
- Alcohol-related death rates were highest among 55 to 64-year-olds in 2014.
- For both sexes, Scotland had the highest alcohol-related death rates in 2014. However, Scotland has also seen the fastest decrease in its rates since they peaked in the 2000s.
- Alcohol-related death rates for both sexes were significantly higher in the north of England than the south in 2014.
- England and Wales are the only UK countries where alcohol-related death rates for females were significantly higher in 2014 than 1994.