Alcohol related Hospital activity by age

Admission episode statistics for alcohol-related conditions are also broken down by age group. In 2014/15, just under one in five admission episodes in NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG due to alcohol related conditions (narrow definition) were for those aged under 40 years (596 admission episodes, 19.9% of admission episodes, 95% CI: 18.5 – 21.3%). Two in five admission episodes in 2014/15 in the CCG were to those aged 40-64 years (1,267 admission episodes, 42.2% of alcohol related admission episodes, 95% CI: 40.4% – 44%) and around one third of admission episodes were to those aged 65 years and over (37.9%, 95% CI: 36.2 – 39.7%).

There is a significant difference in the rate of admission episodes related to alcohol in NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG in 2014/15 between the three age groups as show in the chart below.

Source: Office for National Statistics

Source: Office for National Statistics

Among those aged under 40 years, the rate of admission episodes for alcohol related conditions (narrow definition) in NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG, in 2014/15, was 152 admission episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013 (95% CI: 140 – 164.8 episodes). This is not significantly different to NHS Crawley CCG (132.5 admission episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 112.6 – 154.3) or England (150.6 episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 149.6 – 151.6) although it is higher than the admission episode rate among under 40s in NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG (116 episodes per 100,000 ESP, 95% CI: 101.3 – 132). The chart below shows the five year annual trend for under 40s’ alcohol related hospital activity in West Sussex CCGs.

Source: Office for National Statistics

Source: Office for National Statistics

In NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG, in 2014/15, the admission episode rate for under 40’s was significantly higher among men (180.4 alcohol-related admission episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 161.7 – 200.4) compared to women (124.7 admission episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 109.4 – 141 episodes); following patterns at the region and national level (see chart below). In the other West Sussex CCGs, there is no significant difference in alcohol-related admission episodes between men and women aged under 40 years in 2014/15.

Source: Office for National Statistics

Source: Office for National Statistics

Among those aged 40-64 years, the rate of hospital admission episodes for alcohol-related conditions (narrow definition) was 261 admissions per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 246.8 – 275.8) in NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG in 2014/15. Again, the NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG rate is comparable to NHS Crawley CCG (263.7 episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 232.4 – 297.5 episode) but significantly higher than NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG (202.2 episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 184.5 – 221.1). The admission episode rate for 40-64 year olds in NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG is significantly lower than the rate for England in 2014/15 (299.6 episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 298.1 – 301.1). The chart below shows the five year annual trend for alcohol related hospital activity in West Sussex CCGs among those aged 40-64 years.

Source: Office for National Statistics

Source: Office for National Statistics

The hospital admissions for conditions related to alcohol (narrow definition) for those aged 40-64 years in 2014/15 was significantly higher among males (307.3 admissions per 100,000 ESP, 95% CI: 285.2 – 330.6 admissions) compared to females (218.1 admissions per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 200.2 – 237.2) in the CCG. The chart below shows the hospital admission episode rate among men and women in West Sussex CCGs in 2014/15.

Source: Office for National Statistics

Source: Office for National Statistics

The rate of admissions in NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG, in 2014/15, among those aged 65 years and over was 179.4 admission episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013 (95% CI: 169.1 – 190.2) and this is similar to the rate in NHS Crawley CCG (197.3 admissions per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 166.1 – 232.5 admissions) but significantly higher than the admission episode rate for NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG (149.9 admission episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 134 – 166.7). The NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG rate is similar to the rate for England in this period (190.5 admissions per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 189.3 – 191.8). The chart below shows the five year trend in alcohol-related admissions (narrow definition) per 100,000 ESP 2013 for West Sussex CCGs between 2010/11 and 2014/15.

Source: Office for National Statistics

Source: Office for National Statistics

The rate of admission episodes among those aged 65 and over is significantly higher for men (253 admission episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 234.5 – 272.5) compared to women (123 admission episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 111.6 – 135.3) as shown in the chart below.

Source: Office for National Statistics

Source: Office for National Statistics