Alcohol admissions specifically related to consuming alcohol have more than doubled in the past ten years, government figures out yesterday show.
The Information Centre for health and social care said there were 187,640 alcohol-related admissions among people over 16 in 2005-6, compared to 89,280 in 1995-6.
For children under 16, there were 5,280 such admissions in 2005-6, compared to 3,870 in 1995-6.
The figures showed that, among adults, 24% of men reported drinking more than the recommended 21 units a week, while 13% of women drank more than the recommended 14 units in an average week.
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