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Alcohol-specific deaths, 2021

Alcohol-specific deaths, 2020

Alcohol deaths, 2019

Previous definition: alcohol-related deaths

Historical tables on the previous definition (alcohol-related deaths) are available here: 

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The total numbers (for Scotland as a whole) which are produced using the two definitions are compared in the chart which follows.

The files below have been made available as Excel spreadsheets and can be viewed in Comma Separated Value (CSV) or Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF).

Alcohol deaths registered in Scotland:figures based on the old and new National Statistics definitions
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The causes of death which are counted by the two definitions are compared in Table 1 of ‘The impact of using the new definition of alcohol-specific deaths’ , which was published by ONS on 27 October 2017.

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