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Mortality for alcohol-related harm by country of birth in Scotland, 2000-2004: potential lessons for prevention.

Creator:

Neeraj Bhala, Colin Fischbacher, Raj Bhopal

Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland
Description:

AIMS: Deaths caused by alcohol have increased in the UK, and Scotland in particular, but the change in the rates of alcohol-related deaths for migrants are uncertain, and could yield insights for the general population. METHODS: Alcohol-related mortality in immigrants among Scotland's residents was assessed using 2001 census data and mortality data from 2000 to 2004. RESULTS: Mortality from direct alcohol-related causes accounted for nearly 1500 deaths per year in Scotland. Age-standardized mortality ratios were comparatively low for people born in Pakistan, other parts of the UK (largely England and Wales) and those from elsewhere in the world. CONCLUSIONS: Scotland's propensity to alcohol-related deaths is not shared by all its residents. Studying such variations in more depth could yield lessons for prevention.

Date:

01/01/2010

DOI:

10.14655/11971-91651

Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

Neeraj Bhala, Colin Fischbacher, Raj Bhopal. (2010) Mortality for alcohol-related harm by country of birth in Scotland, 2000-2004: potential lessons for prevention. [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/91651 [Accessed: 17th November 2019].

  

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