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Alcohol Statistics

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    22 March 2011

Statistics on Alcohol: England

The Information Centre publishes an annual statistical bulletin that presents a range of information on alcohol use and misuse which are drawn together from a variety of sources.
The bulletin aims to present a broad picture of health issues relating to alcohol in England and covers topics such as drinking habits and behaviours among adults and school children, drinking in pregnancy, European comparisons of alcohol use, drinking-related ill health and mortality and alcohol-related costs.
Annual bulletins are available on the Information Centre website (via link below).

Drinking: Adults' Behaviour and Knowledge

The General Lifestyle Survey (GLF) is a multi-purpose continuous survey carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) collecting information on a range of topics from people living in private households in Great Britain including drinking.

The Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS) series provides data on the prevalence of both treated and untreated psychiatric disorder in the English adult population (aged 16 and over. This survey is the third in series and topics covered include: Alcohol misuse and dependency.

Until 2009, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published annual survey results on drinking behaviour and knowledge, including alcohol consumption, knowledge of alcohol units and where people buy alcohol. This survey is no longer published.

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Next Steps on Alcohol Labelling

The Government has published the report of the consultation on labelling which took place in 2010 and its response to it.

Responsibilty Deal Launched

The Responsibility Deal has been established to tap into the potential for businesses and other organisations to improve public health and tackle health inequalities through their influence over food, alcohol, physical activity and health in the workplace.

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