Immediate consequences of higher risk drinking include accidents and anti-social behaviour. Table 2 and Table 3 below show the number (and rates where available) of alcohol-related ambulance attendances and hospital admissions in Hackney and the City of London. Please note that the population on which these data are based differs across the indicators:

  • ambulance attendances and attendances for alcohol-related assault include residents and non-residents attending Homerton hospital
  • alcohol-related hospital admissions cover admissions of Hackney or City of London residents only.
Table 2: Number (and rates) of alcohol-related ambulance attendances and hospital admissions in Hackney and the City
City Hackney
Alcohol-related ambulance attendances (2014/15) 960 2,416
Alcohol-related unintentional injuries admissions (2014/15) 5

(89 per 100,000)

310

(157 per 100,000)

Alcohol-related mental and behavioural disorder admissions (2014/15) n/a 260

(124 per 100,000)

Source: London Ambulance Service, SafeStats (2016); Local Alcohol Profiles England (LAPE), Hospital Episode Statistics (HES); Homerton hospital accident and emergency (A&E) (2016). Data represents all ages unless otherwise specified.

Table 3: Number (and rates) of alcohol-related ambulance attendances and hospital admissions in Hackney and the City
City and Hackney
Alcohol-related hospital admissions for under 18s (2012-15) 32

(18 per 100,000)

Homerton hospital A&E attendances for alcohol-related assault (2014/15) 210

 

Source: London Ambulance Service, SafeStats (2016); Local Alcohol Profiles England (LAPE), Hospital Episode Statistics (HES); Homerton hospital accident and emergency (A&E) (2016). Data represents all ages unless otherwise specified.

Note:

Alcohol-related incidents are defined where an alcohol-related illness is recorded or where a reference to alcohol has been found in a search of the various free-text fields recorded by the ambulance service.

Hospital admissions for unintentional injuries includes admissions to hospital where the secondary diagnoses is an alcohol-attributable unintentional injuries code. Children aged less than 16 years were only included for alcohol-specific conditions and for low birth weight. For other conditions, alcohol-attributable fractions were not available for children. Directly age standardised rate per 100,000 population European standard population.

Hospital admissions for mental and behavioural disorders includes admissions to hospital where the primary diagnosis is an alcohol-attributable mental and behavioural disorders due to use of alcohol code. Children aged less than 16 years were only included for alcohol-specific conditions and for low birth weight. For other conditions, alcohol-attributable fractions were not available for children. Directly age standardised rate per 100,000 population European standard population.