Alcohol related hospital activity by age

Admission episode statistics for alcohol-related conditions are also broken down by age group. In 2014/15, more than one in four admission episodes in NHS Crawley CCG due to alcohol related conditions (narrow definition) were for those aged under 40 years (165 admission episodes, 25.4% of admission episodes, 95% CI: 25.1 – 32.5%). Almost half of admission episodes in 2014/15 in the CCG were to those aged 40-64 years (265 admission episodes, 45.9% of alcohol related admission episodes, 95% CI: 41.9 – 50%) and around one quarter of admission episodes were to those aged 65 years and over (25.4%, 95% CI: 22 – 29.1%).

There is a significant difference in the rate of admission episodes related to alcohol in NHS Crawley CCG in 2014/15 for those aged under 40 compared to 40-64 year olds and over 65s although there is no significant difference between the two older age groups (see 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 Crawley CCG, in 2014/15, was 132.5 admission episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013 (95% CI: 112.6 – 154.3 episodes). This is not significantly different to NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG (152 admission episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 140 – 164.8 episodes), NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG (116 episodes per 100,000 ESP, 95% CI: 101.3 – 132) or England (150.6 episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 149.6 – 151.6). 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 Crawley CCG, in 2014/15, the admission episode rate for under 40’s (see chart below) was not significantly higher among men (139.8 alcohol-related admission episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 114.4 – 172.4) compared to women (127.2 admission episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 99.9 – 158.8 episodes).

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 263.7 admissions per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 232.4 – 297.5) in NHS Crawley CCG in 2014/15. The NHS Crawley CCG rate is comparable to NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG (261 episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 246.8 – 275.8 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 Crawley 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 (318.9 admissions per 100,000 ESP, 95% CI: 269.4 – 372.4 admissions) compared to females (210.6 admissions per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 172.1 – 253.9) 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 Crawley CCG, in 2014/15, among those aged 65 years and over was 197.3 admissions per 100,000 ESP 2013 (95% CI: 166.1 – 232.5 admissions) and this is similar to the rate in NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG (179.4 admission episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 169.1 – 190.2) and for NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG (149.9 admission episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 134 – 166.7). The NHS Crawley CCG rate is also 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 (287.2 admission episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 230.5 – 352.4) compared to women (126.6 admission episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 93.4 – 165.4) as shown in the chart below.

Source: Office for National Statistics

Source: Office for National Statistics