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Alcohol-related Deaths


Alcohol-related deaths in Scotland, 1979 to 2013


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Last Updated: 14 August 2014

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This section presents information on the numbers of deaths which are classified as 'alcohol-related' on the basis of the current definition (which was agreed with the Office for National Statistics in 2006, and is set out on the 'Alcohol Related Deaths - the Coverage of the Statistics' page.


Main Points
Background (PDF 21 Kb)
Tables and Chart
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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.

Enquiries and Suggestions

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If you have comments or suggestions that would help us improve our outputs or our standards of service, please contact:

Kirsty MacLachlan, Senior Statistician,
National Records of Scotland,
Room 1/2/3, Ladywell House, Ladywell Road, Edinburgh. EH12 7TF.
Telephone: (0131) 314 4242

Page last updated: 23 June 2014

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