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Alcohol-related Deaths (old National Statistics definition)

Alcohol-related Deaths (old National Statistics definition)

Description Alcohol-related deaths in Scotland, 1979 to 2017
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Last Updated: 27 June 2018

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This section presents information on the numbers of deaths which are classified as 'alcohol-related' on the basis of the old National Statistics definition (which was agreed with the Office for National Statistics in 2006).


Main Points
The Coverage of the Statistics
Tables and chart

Note: age-standardised alcohol-related 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 (Office for National Statistics website)

Northern Ireland (Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency 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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