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In 2019, 54% of adults In England reported drinking alcohol in the last week.

Men were more likely to drink than women (59% of men and 50% of women drank alcohol during the previous week). Men also drank more frequently than women: 13% of men compared with 8% of women had drunk on a least five days in the previous week.

Adults aged 45-64 were more likely to exceed the weekly limits, with 37% of men and 19% of women drinking over 14 units of alcohol in a week. Younger adults aged 16-24 were the least likely to drink in excess of 14 units per week (19% of men and 11% of women).

In 2018, 9% of children aged 11-15 in England had drunk alcohol in the last week. Most pupils who drank in the last week had done so on one or two days (59% and 24% respectively).

Alcohol-specific conditions were responsible for 347,761 hospital admissions in England in 2019/20 (2% of all admissions).

There were 7,544 alcohol-specific deaths in the UK in 2019. Alcoholic liver disease was the most common cause, accounting for 77% of alcohol-specific deaths.

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