Wednesday 11 June 2014

Exploring alcohol-related harm in Glasgow

Scotland currently has the second highest working age mortality in Western Europe and among the highest liver cirrhosis but Scotland’s poor relative health is a new phenomenon; around the 1950s health improvements in Scotland were outpaced by that of its European neighbours.

This report explores Glasgow's rapid rise in alcohol-related deaths in the 1990s and the modest, but welcomed, fall in the later 2000s. The effect of Glasgow’s high levels of material deprivation on health in the city are also examined. 

Analysis of alcohol-related deaths by year of birth identified worrying disproportionate increase in alcohol-related deaths in young working-age females in Glasgow and other UK cities. 

Download the report (Appendix 1, Appendix 2).

Visit the GCPH website for more alcohol-related work. 

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