Alcohol consumption (self reported) by deprivation

Comparisons of alcohol consumption by deprivation

meanunits 2016 SIMD

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Across Greater Glasgow and Clyde, weekly mean unit consumption was lowest in the most deprived (11%) and least deprived (13%) areas, and was the same for the middle three quintiles.

hazardousdrink 2016 SIMD

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For harmful/hazardous drinking across Greater Glasgow and Clyde, this was highest in the least deprived quintiles, and lowest in the most deprived quintile.

However, these figures are from self-reported levels of alcohol consumption, which is known to be an underestimate of true alcohol consumption. Alcohol mortality data shows a different pattern, with higher alcohol-related deaths in more deprived areas. 


Source: Scottish Health Survey 2013 to 2016

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