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Alcohol-related deaths highest in 20 years in England and Wales, new data shows | UK News

Alcohol abuse killed more people in England and Wales last year than in the previous 20 years, according to official data.

In 2020, there were 7,423 deaths linked to alcohol misuse – up from 19.6% the year before, according to data from the Office of National Statistics.

Deaths increased from March 2020, when the first COVID-19[female[feminine the lock has been put in place.

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The increase in the number of alcohol-related deaths increased by 2.1% between 2001 and 2019.

The majority of the deaths were due to problems caused by long-term alcohol use, such as liver disease.

About 80% of the deaths were due to alcoholic liver disease, 10% to mental and behavioral disorders due to alcohol consumption, and 6% to accidental poisoning from alcohol exposure.

Men living in deprived areas of England were four times more likely to die from alcohol consumption than men in wealthy areas.

And twice as many men died from alcohol abuse as women in 2020 – the same rate as in previous years.

Death rates between January and March were similar to those in previous years, but the rate increased between April and December.

Between October 1 and December 31, there were 1,963 alcohol-related deaths – the highest rate of any quarter in the past two decades.

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A study undertaken by the University of East Anglia found that Britons drank more alcohol, ate fewer fruits and vegetables and exercised less during the first nationwide lockdown.

The study of more than 1,000 people found that women drank alcohol more frequently, but men drank larger amounts in one sitting.

On average, respondents ate one less serving of fruits and vegetables per day during the lockdown and there was a 20% reduction in days of 30 minutes or more exercise.

Experts informed in May 2020 that the effects of British alcohol consumption during a pandemic …

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This notice was published: 2021-05-06 11:26:00