The aim of this ad hoc statistical release is to quantify the burden alcohol puts on the working-age population in England, with a view to include the topic as a new indicator in the Local Alcohol Profiles for England (LAPE).
The main findings are:
- in 2018, there were an estimated 178,933 working years lost due to alcohol in England which amounts to 18% of the total working years lost
- in 2018, the number of working years of life lost due to alcohol consumption was the highest since 2011
- the age group 45 to 54 contributed the most, with a total of 57,558 working years of life lost in 2018
- the number of working years of life lost in the most deprived decile was 3 times higher in 2018 than in the least deprived decile
- premature deaths from liver disease due to alcohol consumption led to nearly 50,000 working years of life lost in 2018
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