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Alcohol-specific Deaths (new National Statistics definition)

Alcohol-specific Deaths (new National Statistics definition)

Description Alcohol specific deaths in Scotland, 2000 onwards
ISBN Web Only
Official Print Publication Web Only

Last Updated: 16 October 2018

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This section presents information on the numbers of deaths which are classified as 'alcohol-specific' on the basis of the new National Statistics definition, which was introduced, towards the end of 2017, following a consultation conducted by the Office for National Statistics.


Main Points 
The Coverage of the Statistics
Tables and Chart

Note: age-standardised alcohol-specific death rates are available from the Age-standardised Death Rates section of this website.

A list of common definitions and acronyms used in these pages is available on our Glossary page.

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Statistics for other parts of the United Kingdom (UK)

Further information for the rest of the UK can be found via the following links:

England, Wales and Northern Ireland (‘Alcohol-specific deaths in the UK’ publication on the Office for National Statistics website)


Figures for England & Wales and/or Northern Ireland may not always be on exactly the same basis as National Records of Scotland figures: there can be differences in the coverage of what at first sight appear to be the same statistics.

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