Local Alcohol Profiles for England
New figures from Public Health England (PHE), published 2 June 2015, show a repeated drop in the rate of hospital admissions due to alcohol among under 18s, evidence of a continuing decline in young people’s harmful drinking. The figures in the latest update to the Local Alcohol Profiles for England (LAPE) data tool show that nationally, alcohol-specific hospital admissions for under 18s over the last 3 years are down to 13,725. This shows a fall of 41% against the earliest comparable figures, 22,890 between 2006 to 2007 and 2008 to 2009. However, 59% of local authorities in England (193 out of all 326 local authorities) saw a slight increase in hospital admissions in adults where the main reason for admission was alcohol. These admissions have risen by 1.3% to 333,000, up from 326,000 last year, with a larger increase seen in women (2.1% increase while for men this was 0.7%).