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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21593: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 11 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how many people have died of alcohol-related liver disease in each year since 1999.

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick 26 February 2019

Alcoholic Liver disease is one of 15 conditions included in the Alcohol Specific Deaths statistics published annually by National Records of Scotland.

Data for number of deaths by underlying cause of death is available in table 2 of the NRS Alcohol-specific Deaths (new National Statistics definition) Data Tables which are available at the following link.

https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme
/vital-events/deaths/alcohol-deaths/alcohol-specific-deaths-new-definition/tables-and-chart

The data for alcoholic liver disease is detailed in the following table.

Alcohol-specific deaths (new National Statistics definition) by underlying cause of death (ICD-10): registered in Scotland, 2000 to 2017

Underlying Cause of Death
(ICD-10) 1

Total for K70 -
Alcoholic liver disease

2000

779

2001

866

2002

957

2003

976

2004

876

2005

976

2006

1003

2007

920

2008

936

2009

820

2010

814

2011

764

2012

646

2013

682

2014

658

2015

650

2016

729

2017

738

NOTE: due to changes in coding data prior to 2000 use different coding definitions so have not been included in the above table. Data for the period 1979 - 1999 are available in table 2A of the NRS Alcohol-specific Deaths (new National Statistics definition) Data Tables which can be found at the following link.

https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme
/vital-events/deaths/alcohol-deaths/alcohol-specific-deaths-new-definition/tables-and-chart