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The number of women in Northern Ireland dying from alcohol-related conditions has increased by 13 per cent in a year

3 February 2016

The number of women in Northern Ireland dying from alcohol-related conditions has increased by 13 per cent in a year

These finding are revealed in the latest statistical bulletin published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) looking at alcohol-related deaths in the UK in 2014.  In total 74 women from Northern Ireland died from such health conditions in 2014.  This works out as 8.5 deaths for every 100,000 women in the region, representing an increase of 13.3% compared to the 7.5 alcohol-related deaths per 100,000 women for 2013.  However, despite seeing the largest increase in alcohol-related deaths among women for any country in the UK, Northern Ireland still has the lowest rate for women in the UK.  The rate of alcohol related deaths among men in Northern Ireland fell by 5.1% in 2014 to 20.3 deaths per 100,000 men.  Across the whole of the UK a total of 8,697 people died due to alcohol-related health conditions in 2014, the equivalent of 14.3 deaths per 100,000 people.

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