York binge drinking rates higher than national average

York binge drinking rates higher than national average

York binge drinking rates higher than national average

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LEVELS of binge drinking are significantly higher in York than the rest of the country, new figures from Public Health England (PHE) have shown.

York is rated as significantly worse than the national average for the estimated levels of binge drinking, which is defined as more than eight units of alcohol for men and six for women, with 29.7 per cent of the York population compared to the national average of 20.1 per cent.

However York is rated as not significantly different to the national average for alcohol specific and alcohol related mortality, mortality from chronic liver disease and the estimated number of abstainers.

And the city is rated as significantly better than the national average for alcohol specific admissions to hospital for both under 18, which is 36 per cent lower and males, which is 24 per cent lower, alcohol related hospital admissions for both males and females and hospital admissions for alcohol related conditions.

Cllr Linsay Cunningham-Cross, City of York Council’s cabinet member for health and community engagement said: "The level of details presented in the data published by Public Health England is an excellent opportunity for City of York Council to understand more about what needs to be done in which specific areas of alcohol awareness.

The level of binge drinking in York needs to be addressed. City of York Council will continue to work to help reduce the devastating harm that alcohol can cause to individuals, families and communities."

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12:37pm Wed 7 May 14

BL2 says...

8 units = 4 pints which is a steady not much to drink night! What a load of rubbish...
Wonder if the figures are skewed by all the hen / stag nights?
8 units = 4 pints which is a steady not much to drink night! What a load of rubbish... Wonder if the figures are skewed by all the hen / stag nights? BL2
  • Score: 9

12:52pm Wed 7 May 14

Prob says...

This is a fairly dreadful piece.

"York is rated as significantly worse than the national average for the estimated levels of binge drinking, which is defined as more than eight units of alcohol for men and six for women,"

One assumes this is in one night, but it is ambiguously worded.

"with 29.7 per cent of the York population compared to the national average of 20.1 per cent. "

Is this people doing it daily? Weekly? Yearly? Hourly? "29.7% of York people binge drink every hour" is pretty appalling, but "29.7% of York people binge drink once in their lives" is fine.
This is a fairly dreadful piece. "York is rated as significantly worse than the national average for the estimated levels of binge drinking, which is defined as more than eight units of alcohol for men and six for women," One assumes this is in one night, but it is ambiguously worded. "with 29.7 per cent of the York population compared to the national average of 20.1 per cent. " Is this people doing it daily? Weekly? Yearly? Hourly? "29.7% of York people binge drink every hour" is pretty appalling, but "29.7% of York people binge drink once in their lives" is fine. Prob
  • Score: 11

1:08pm Wed 7 May 14

Archiebold the 1st says...

Well where does the data come from? I’ve certainly not told them anything? Being a male in my mid 20's surly I’d be a key contributor to this survey? Or is it more likely to be info provided from landlords for procurement and they thought well lets just x the amount of kegs sold by the population... durrr

Either way its b@llocks like usual...
Well where does the data come from? I’ve certainly not told them anything? Being a male in my mid 20's surly I’d be a key contributor to this survey? Or is it more likely to be info provided from landlords for procurement and they thought well lets just x the amount of kegs sold by the population... durrr Either way its b@llocks like usual... Archiebold the 1st
  • Score: 10

2:00pm Wed 7 May 14

MorkofYork says...

I was a binge drinker in my 20's, it was how i had fun in social situations. I was aware it wasn't great for my health but i liked what it did for my spirit.
My liver tests then and recently were fine. I'm teetotal now in my early 30's.
Let people live their lives.
If you want to help people on a destructive path, concentrate more on mental health support, i've never met a drug addict yet that wasn't self medicating something.
I was a binge drinker in my 20's, it was how i had fun in social situations. I was aware it wasn't great for my health but i liked what it did for my spirit. My liver tests then and recently were fine. I'm teetotal now in my early 30's. Let people live their lives. If you want to help people on a destructive path, concentrate more on mental health support, i've never met a drug addict yet that wasn't self medicating something. MorkofYork
  • Score: 9

2:15pm Wed 7 May 14

meme says...

SO WE DRINK MORE BUT ARE AS HEALTHY AS THE AVERAGE
SHOWS HOW TOUGH YORKIES ARE!!
SO WE DRINK MORE BUT ARE AS HEALTHY AS THE AVERAGE SHOWS HOW TOUGH YORKIES ARE!! meme
  • Score: 11

4:23pm Wed 7 May 14

mitch2nd says...

what percentage of that are students?
what percentage of that are students? mitch2nd
  • Score: 6

6:23pm Wed 7 May 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

MorkofYork wrote:
I was a binge drinker in my 20's, it was how i had fun in social situations. I was aware it wasn't great for my health but i liked what it did for my spirit.
My liver tests then and recently were fine. I'm teetotal now in my early 30's.
Let people live their lives.
If you want to help people on a destructive path, concentrate more on mental health support, i've never met a drug addict yet that wasn't self medicating something.
Excellent post. Well said.
[quote][p][bold]MorkofYork[/bold] wrote: I was a binge drinker in my 20's, it was how i had fun in social situations. I was aware it wasn't great for my health but i liked what it did for my spirit. My liver tests then and recently were fine. I'm teetotal now in my early 30's. Let people live their lives. If you want to help people on a destructive path, concentrate more on mental health support, i've never met a drug addict yet that wasn't self medicating something.[/p][/quote]Excellent post. Well said. Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 4

11:24pm Wed 7 May 14

eeoodares says...

Prob wrote:
This is a fairly dreadful piece.

"York is rated as significantly worse than the national average for the estimated levels of binge drinking, which is defined as more than eight units of alcohol for men and six for women,"

One assumes this is in one night, but it is ambiguously worded.

"with 29.7 per cent of the York population compared to the national average of 20.1 per cent. "

Is this people doing it daily? Weekly? Yearly? Hourly? "29.7% of York people binge drink every hour" is pretty appalling, but "29.7% of York people binge drink once in their lives" is fine.
If its a binge, its in a night! if it was over a lifetime it would be in consequential and weird!
[quote][p][bold]Prob[/bold] wrote: This is a fairly dreadful piece. "York is rated as significantly worse than the national average for the estimated levels of binge drinking, which is defined as more than eight units of alcohol for men and six for women," One assumes this is in one night, but it is ambiguously worded. "with 29.7 per cent of the York population compared to the national average of 20.1 per cent. " Is this people doing it daily? Weekly? Yearly? Hourly? "29.7% of York people binge drink every hour" is pretty appalling, but "29.7% of York people binge drink once in their lives" is fine.[/p][/quote]If its a binge, its in a night! if it was over a lifetime it would be in consequential and weird! eeoodares
  • Score: -1

11:31pm Wed 7 May 14

eeoodares says...

If 8 units a night is a binge, I must have been an alcoholic in my 20's.

The results are skewed because of the Universities, young, daft and having fun . It is probably only health affecting if you keep doing it. Much more than 8 units now and I need a duvet day.
If 8 units a night is a binge, I must have been an alcoholic in my 20's. The results are skewed because of the Universities, young, daft and having fun . It is probably only health affecting if you keep doing it. Much more than 8 units now and I need a duvet day. eeoodares
  • Score: 2

8:03am Thu 8 May 14

Prob says...

eeoodares wrote:
Prob wrote:
This is a fairly dreadful piece.

"York is rated as significantly worse than the national average for the estimated levels of binge drinking, which is defined as more than eight units of alcohol for men and six for women,"

One assumes this is in one night, but it is ambiguously worded.

"with 29.7 per cent of the York population compared to the national average of 20.1 per cent. "

Is this people doing it daily? Weekly? Yearly? Hourly? "29.7% of York people binge drink every hour" is pretty appalling, but "29.7% of York people binge drink once in their lives" is fine.
If its a binge, its in a night! if it was over a lifetime it would be in consequential and weird!
So 28% of York people binge drink every night?

Seems fairly unlikely.
[quote][p][bold]eeoodares[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prob[/bold] wrote: This is a fairly dreadful piece. "York is rated as significantly worse than the national average for the estimated levels of binge drinking, which is defined as more than eight units of alcohol for men and six for women," One assumes this is in one night, but it is ambiguously worded. "with 29.7 per cent of the York population compared to the national average of 20.1 per cent. " Is this people doing it daily? Weekly? Yearly? Hourly? "29.7% of York people binge drink every hour" is pretty appalling, but "29.7% of York people binge drink once in their lives" is fine.[/p][/quote]If its a binge, its in a night! if it was over a lifetime it would be in consequential and weird![/p][/quote]So 28% of York people binge drink every night? Seems fairly unlikely. Prob
  • Score: 2

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