HealthStats NSW
HealthStats NSW
HealthStats NSW

Alcohol attributable deaths

0-4 years, 2014-2015
00-4 years, 2013-2014
00-4 years, 2012-2013
00-4 years, 2011-2012
00-4 years, 2010-2011
00-4 years, 2009-2010
00-4 years, 2008-2009
00-4 years, 2007-2008
00-4 years, 2006-2007
00-4 years, 2005-2006
00-4 years, 2004-2005
00-4 years, 2003-2004
00-4 years, 2002-2003
00-4 years, 2001-2002
05-9 years, 2014-2015
05-9 years, 2013-2014
05-9 years, 2012-2013
05-9 years, 2011-2012
05-9 years, 2010-2011
05-9 years, 2009-2010
05-9 years, 2008-2009
05-9 years, 2007-2008
05-9 years, 2006-2007
05-9 years, 2005-2006
05-9 years, 2004-2005
05-9 years, 2003-2004
05-9 years, 2002-2003
05-9 years, 2001-2002
010-14 years, 2014-2015
010-14 years, 2013-2014
010-14 years, 2012-2013
010-14 years, 2011-2012
010-14 years, 2010-2011
010-14 years, 2009-2010
010-14 years, 2008-2009
010-14 years, 2007-2008
010-14 years, 2006-2007
010-14 years, 2005-2006
010-14 years, 2004-2005
010-14 years, 2003-2004
010-14 years, 2002-2003
010-14 years, 2001-2002
015-19 years, 2014-2015
2.515-19 years, 2013-2014
2.515-19 years, 2012-2013
2.715-19 years, 2011-2012
2.815-19 years, 2010-2011
2.815-19 years, 2009-2010
3.215-19 years, 2008-2009
315-19 years, 2007-2008
2.915-19 years, 2006-2007
3.615-19 years, 2005-2006
3.315-19 years, 2004-2005
315-19 years, 2003-2004
3.915-19 years, 2002-2003
4.415-19 years, 2001-2002
5.220-24 years, 2014-2015
5.320-24 years, 2013-2014
5.820-24 years, 2012-2013
5.920-24 years, 2011-2012
620-24 years, 2010-2011
620-24 years, 2009-2010
5.920-24 years, 2008-2009
5.620-24 years, 2007-2008
5.220-24 years, 2006-2007
6.820-24 years, 2005-2006
7.620-24 years, 2004-2005
6.820-24 years, 2003-2004
7.820-24 years, 2002-2003
8.620-24 years, 2001-2002
9.425-29 years, 2014-2015
5.425-29 years, 2013-2014
5.225-29 years, 2012-2013
5.625-29 years, 2011-2012
625-29 years, 2010-2011
5.925-29 years, 2009-2010
625-29 years, 2008-2009
625-29 years, 2007-2008
625-29 years, 2006-2007
6.725-29 years, 2005-2006
7.325-29 years, 2004-2005
7.725-29 years, 2003-2004
8.125-29 years, 2002-2003
925-29 years, 2001-2002
9.330-34 years, 2014-2015
5.730-34 years, 2013-2014
5.730-34 years, 2012-2013
5.930-34 years, 2011-2012
6.630-34 years, 2010-2011
6.130-34 years, 2009-2010
6.130-34 years, 2008-2009
6.330-34 years, 2007-2008
6.130-34 years, 2006-2007
6.830-34 years, 2005-2006
7.530-34 years, 2004-2005
7.730-34 years, 2003-2004
7.430-34 years, 2002-2003
8.230-34 years, 2001-2002
9.435-39 years, 2014-2015
7.535-39 years, 2013-2014
7.935-39 years, 2012-2013
7.835-39 years, 2011-2012
7.135-39 years, 2010-2011
7.235-39 years, 2009-2010
7.835-39 years, 2008-2009
7.535-39 years, 2007-2008
835-39 years, 2006-2007
8.735-39 years, 2005-2006
8.535-39 years, 2004-2005
7.735-39 years, 2003-2004
7.835-39 years, 2002-2003
9.935-39 years, 2001-2002
10.540-44 years, 2014-2015
10.140-44 years, 2013-2014
9.840-44 years, 2012-2013
9.240-44 years, 2011-2012
8.840-44 years, 2010-2011
9.140-44 years, 2009-2010
1040-44 years, 2008-2009
9.740-44 years, 2007-2008
9.940-44 years, 2006-2007
10.440-44 years, 2005-2006
10.540-44 years, 2004-2005
10.540-44 years, 2003-2004
10.640-44 years, 2002-2003
10.640-44 years, 2001-2002
10.545-49 years, 2014-2015
14.645-49 years, 2013-2014
14.645-49 years, 2012-2013
14.545-49 years, 2011-2012
14.645-49 years, 2010-2011
14.145-49 years, 2009-2010
14.345-49 years, 2008-2009
14.345-49 years, 2007-2008
13.745-49 years, 2006-2007
13.645-49 years, 2005-2006
14.745-49 years, 2004-2005
14.845-49 years, 2003-2004
1445-49 years, 2002-2003
15.845-49 years, 2001-2002
15.950-54 years, 2014-2015
22.150-54 years, 2013-2014
20.450-54 years, 2012-2013
2050-54 years, 2011-2012
19.350-54 years, 2010-2011
19.850-54 years, 2009-2010
20.250-54 years, 2008-2009
19.750-54 years, 2007-2008
19.550-54 years, 2006-2007
19.550-54 years, 2005-2006
18.450-54 years, 2004-2005
17.750-54 years, 2003-2004
18.750-54 years, 2002-2003
1950-54 years, 2001-2002
20.855-59 years, 2014-2015
26.655-59 years, 2013-2014
26.755-59 years, 2012-2013
23.255-59 years, 2011-2012
21.755-59 years, 2010-2011
22.455-59 years, 2009-2010
21.855-59 years, 2008-2009
22.255-59 years, 2007-2008
22.355-59 years, 2006-2007
21.455-59 years, 2005-2006
2055-59 years, 2004-2005
19.255-59 years, 2003-2004
20.555-59 years, 2002-2003
22.955-59 years, 2001-2002
24.260-64 years, 2014-2015
29.660-64 years, 2013-2014
29.160-64 years, 2012-2013
28.860-64 years, 2011-2012
29.360-64 years, 2010-2011
29.960-64 years, 2009-2010
29.160-64 years, 2008-2009
2860-64 years, 2007-2008
28.260-64 years, 2006-2007
29.560-64 years, 2005-2006
29.560-64 years, 2004-2005
29.460-64 years, 2003-2004
33.360-64 years, 2002-2003
36.660-64 years, 2001-2002
3565-69 years, 2014-2015
38.865-69 years, 2013-2014
38.565-69 years, 2012-2013
37.365-69 years, 2011-2012
37.465-69 years, 2010-2011
38.565-69 years, 2009-2010
40.565-69 years, 2008-2009
39.965-69 years, 2007-2008
41.165-69 years, 2006-2007
43.165-69 years, 2005-2006
4365-69 years, 2004-2005
47.365-69 years, 2003-2004
50.965-69 years, 2002-2003
5165-69 years, 2001-2002
5370-74 years, 2014-2015
53.770-74 years, 2013-2014
51.870-74 years, 2012-2013
5170-74 years, 2011-2012
53.970-74 years, 2010-2011
54.770-74 years, 2009-2010
55.770-74 years, 2008-2009
57.470-74 years, 2007-2008
5870-74 years, 2006-2007
60.370-74 years, 2005-2006
61.670-74 years, 2004-2005
65.470-74 years, 2003-2004
71.270-74 years, 2002-2003
73.770-74 years, 2001-2002
75.175-79 years, 2014-2015
71.275-79 years, 2013-2014
71.475-79 years, 2012-2013
73.575-79 years, 2011-2012
78.575-79 years, 2010-2011
79.375-79 years, 2009-2010
81.575-79 years, 2008-2009
8475-79 years, 2007-2008
86.975-79 years, 2006-2007
92.775-79 years, 2005-2006
95.975-79 years, 2004-2005
99.275-79 years, 2003-2004
106.275-79 years, 2002-2003
110.575-79 years, 2001-2002
111.580-84 years, 2014-2015
124.180-84 years, 2013-2014
123.680-84 years, 2012-2013
126.380-84 years, 2011-2012
135.180-84 years, 2010-2011
144.680-84 years, 2009-2010
147.680-84 years, 2008-2009
154.480-84 years, 2007-2008
161.180-84 years, 2006-2007
166.280-84 years, 2005-2006
170.880-84 years, 2004-2005
176.880-84 years, 2003-2004
188.280-84 years, 2002-2003
200.480-84 years, 2001-2002
206.985+ years, 2014-2015
33985+ years, 2013-2014
343.185+ years, 2012-2013
35285+ years, 2011-2012
370.185+ years, 2010-2011
377.285+ years, 2009-2010
384.585+ years, 2008-2009
406.885+ years, 2007-2008
424.785+ years, 2006-2007
435.685+ years, 2005-2006
452.185+ years, 2004-2005
476.785+ years, 2003-2004
497.285+ years, 2002-2003
502.885+ years, 2001-2002
496All ages, 2014-2015
19.5All ages, 2013-2014
19.4All ages, 2012-2013
19.4All ages, 2011-2012
20All ages, 2010-2011
20.4All ages, 2009-2010
20.8All ages, 2008-2009
21.2All ages, 2007-2008
21.7All ages, 2006-2007
22.5All ages, 2005-2006
23All ages, 2004-2005
23.6All ages, 2003-2004
25All ages, 2002-2003
26.3All ages, 2001-2002
26.8
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    Mortality estimates for years up to 2005 are based on Australian Bureau of Statistics death registration data. Data from 2006 onwards were provided by the Australian Coordinating Registry, Cause of Death Unit Record File; the data for the most 2 recent years are preliminary (SAPHaRI, Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence, NSW Ministry of Health)

  • + Notes

    Excludes conditions where low to moderate alcohol consumption has an apparent overall protective effect.

    Calculated using age and sex-specific aetiological fractions from the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011: methods and supplementary information.

    Only NSW residents are included. Deaths were classified using ICD-10. Rates were age-adjusted using the Australian population as at 30 June 2001.

    Counts of deaths for the latest years of data include an estimate of the number of deaths occurring in that year but registered in the next year. Data on late registrations were unavailable at the time of production.

    LL/UL 95%CI = lower and upper limits of the 95% confidence interval for the point estimate.

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    • Codes: Aetiologic fractions

      Calculated using age and sex-specific aetiological fractions from the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011: methods and supplementary information.

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    • Key points: Alcohol

      Latest available information

      Latest available data for adults in NSW

      The 2018 NSW Adult Population Health Survey (self-reported using Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing or CATI) estimated that:

      • 31.5% of adults (40.9% of men and 22.5% of women) consumed more than 2 standard alcoholic drinks on a day when they consumed alcohol.

      • 43.5% of Aboriginal adults consumed more than 2 standard alcoholic drinks on a day when they consumed alcohol

      • 25.8% of adults (34.8% of men and 17.1% of women) consumed more than 4 drinks on a single occasion in the previous four weeks. 

      Latest available data for secondary school students in NSW

      • 13.7% of students aged 12-17 years (15.1% of boys and 12.3% of girls) consumed alcohol in the last 7 days as estimated from the 2017 NSW School Students Health Behaviours Survey (self-completed questionnaire).

      Overall trends in NSW

      Self-reported data on consuming more than 2 standard alcoholic drinks on a day have been collected for adults in NSW since 1997 through the NSW Population Health Survey, and since 1985 through the National Drug Strategy Household Survey. Data from an interviewer-administered questionnaire has been collected in the ABS National Health Survey (2017-18).

      Self-reported data on alcohol drinking in the past 7 days have been collected for students in NSW since 1987 through the NSW School Students Health Behaviours Survey.

      Prevalence estimates, although differing slightly between surveys because of different sampling frames, participation rates and modes of collection (telephone versus self-completed questionnaires versus face-to-face personal interview versus drop-and-collect) have remained constant over time for adults and fallen in school students.

      Alcohol problems in emergency departments

      There were just over 14,700 unplanned presentations to 86 NSW public hospital emergency departments for alcohol problems in NSW in the 2017-18 financial year. In 2017-18, the rate of ED presentations was around 50% higher among those aged 18-24 years  (378.8 per 100,000 population) compared with all those aged 15 years and over (241.6 per 100,000 population) in NSW. In 2017-18, ED presentation rates and numbers were around 71% higher for males compared with females aged over 15 years, however were slightly higher for females aged 15-17 years compared with males (284.2. and 267.8 per 100,000 respectively). In 2017-18, there were 9,350 presentations for alcohol-related problems among all males aged over 15 years and 1,403 in males aged 18-24 years (15% of total for males) compared with 5,364 for all females aged over 15 years and 1,315 for females aged 18-24 years (25% of total for females).

      Data are from 86 NSW public hospital emergency departments (EDs) that have reported continuously since 2007 and have collected reasonably complete diagnosis information since 2007. These EDs accounted for around 86% of all emergency department activity in NSW in 2017-18, consequently the presentations reported here are under-estimates of the actual NSW presentations. The under-estimation differs by geographical area, which precludes analysis by Local Health District, Primary Health Network, Local Government Area and remoteness from service centres. Data refer to all presentations to the included EDs regardless of patients' district or state of residence. 

      Hospitalisations attributable to alcohol

      A total of 49,356 hospitalisations were attributed to alcohol in NSW in 2017-18, which was approximately 1.7% of all hospitalisations.

      The rate of hospitalisations attributable to alcohol has been relatively stable in all persons in recent years. There is a consistent pattern over time of increasing rates with increasing rurality and geographic remoteness.  There is also a consistent pattern of higher rates in higher socioeconomic areas compared with more disadvantaged areas. The rate in the Aboriginal population was 2.3 times higher than the rate in the non-Aboriginal population in 2016-17.

      There was considerable variation in the rate of hospitalisations attributable to alcohol between Local Government Areas (LGAs), with 29 LGAs having a rate significantly higher than the state average and 35 significantly lower than the state average (at the 1% level of significance) in the period 2015/16-2016/17.

      Deaths attributable to alcohol

      A total of 1,759 deaths were attributed to alcohol in NSW in 2017, which was approximately 3.3% of all deaths in 2017.

      The death rate attributable to alcohol has stabilised in recent years. The rates in males and females were 23.0 and 13.1 deaths per 100,000 population respectively in 2017.

      References

      Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. National Drug Strategy Household Survey report. Available at: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/illicit-use-of-drugs/ndshs-2016-detailed/contents/table-of-contents

      Australian Bureau of Statistics, 4364.0.55.001 - National Health Survey: First Results, 2014-15. Available at: http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/allprimarymainfeatures/F6CE5715FE4AC1B1CA257AA30014C725?opendocument

      ·         In 2017, 26% of adults (35% of men and 17% of women) consumed more than 4 drinks on a single occasion in the previous four weeks, increasing their immediate risk of harm, as estimated from the 2017 NSW Adult Population Health Survey.

    • Introduction: Alcohol

      Alcohol and health implications

      Excessive alcohol consumption is one of the main preventable public health problems in Australia, with alcohol being second only to tobacco as a preventable cause of drug-related death and hospitalisation. 

      Long-term adverse effects of high consumption of alcohol on health include contribution to cardiovascular disease, some cancers, nutrition-related conditions, risks to unborn babies, cirrhosis of the liver, mental health conditions, tolerance and dependence, long term cognitive impairment, and self-harm.

      The guidelines to reduce the health risks from drinking alcohol, published by the National Health and Medical Research Council in 2009, state that the lifetime risk of harm from alcohol-related disease or injury is reduced by drinking no more than two standard drinks on any day when drinking alcohol. These guidelines also state that drinking no more than four standard drinks on a single occasion reduces the immediate risk of alcohol-related injury arising from that occasion. In HealthStats NSW, the measure of lifetime risk of harm is defined as more than 2 standard drinks on a day when usually drinking, and is referred to as "long-term risk of harm" from alcohol consumption. As this definition is based on usual alcohol consumption, therefore representing an overall pattern of drinking, it reflects alcohol use related to health risk over the long-term.    

      Harm from alcohol-related accident or injury is experienced disproportionately by younger people; over half of all serious alcohol-related road injuries occur among 15–24-year-olds. However, harm from alcohol-related disease is more marked among older people.

      Useful websites:

      National Health and Medical Research Council. Australian guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol. Canberra: NHMRC, 2009. Available at: https://nhmrc.gov.au/about-us/publications/australian-guidelines-reduce-health-risks-drinking-alcohol

      NSW Ministry of Health. Reducing alcohol-related harm snapshot. 

      Australian Bureau of Statistics at http://www.abs.gov.au

      Australian Institute of Health and Welfare at http://www.aihw.gov.au

      healthdirect at http://www.healthdirect.gov.au

    • Interventions: Alcohol

      Information on the programs available for the prevention and management of alcohol-related harm can be found in the Reducing alcohol-related harm snapshot and the Ministry of Health website.

    • For more information: Alcohol

      Useful websites include:

      NSW Health: Alcohol and other drugs website at http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/aod/Pages/default.aspx

      Your Room website at http://yourroom.com.au/

      Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service at http://www.gethealthynsw.com.au/  

      Australian Bureau of Statistics at http://www.abs.gov.au

      Australian Institute of Health and Welfare at http://www.aihw.gov.au

      healthdirect at http://www.healthdirect.gov.au

Last Updated At: Tuesday, 11 December 2018