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Working years of life lost due to alcohol mortality

By July 21, 2020National News

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 

For more information go to the Government website (opens in a new tab) 

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