Alcohol related hospital activity

Admission episode statistics for alcohol-related conditions are also broken down by age group. In 2014/15, more than one in five admission episodes in NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG due to alcohol related conditions (narrow definition) were for those aged under 40 years (231 admission episodes, 22% of admission episodes, 95% CI: 19.6 – 24.6%). Almost half of admission episodes in 2014/15 in the CCG were to those aged 40-64 years (483 admission episodes, 45.9% of alcohol related admission episodes, 95% CI: 42.9 – 48.9%) and around one third of admission episodes were to those aged 65 years and over (32.2%, 95% CI: 29.4 – 35%).

There is a significant difference in the rate of admission episodes related to alcohol in NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG in 2014/15 for those aged under 40 compared to 40-64 year olds and over 65s.

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 Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG, in 2014/15, was 116 admission episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013 (95% CI: 101.3 – 132 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 Crawley CCG (132.5 episodes per 100,000 ESP, 95% CI: 112.6 – 154.3) 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 Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG, in 2014/15, the admission episode rate for under 40’s (see chart below) was not significantly higher among men (129.1 alcohol-related admission episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 107.3 – 153.3) compared to women (103.6 admission episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 83.9 – 125.4 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 202.2 admissions per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 184.5 – 221.1) in NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG in 2014/15. The NHS Horsham and Mid Susses CCG rate is significantly lower compared to NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG (261 episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 246.8 – 275.8 episode) and NHS Crawley CCG (263.7 episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 232.4 – 297.5). The admission episode rate for 40-64 year olds in NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG is also 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 (235.4 admissions per 100,000 ESP, 95% CI: 208.2 – 264.8 admissions) compared to females (169.9 admissions per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 147.4 – 194.7) 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 Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG, in 2014/15, among those aged 65 years and over was 149.9 admissions per 100,000 ESP 2013 (95% CI: 134 – 166.7 admissions) and this is significantly lower than the rate in NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG (179.4 admission episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 169.1 – 190.2) although it is similar to NHS Crawley CCG (197.3 admission episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 166.1 – 232.5). The NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG rate is significantly lower than 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 (214.6 admission episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 185.9 – 245.6) compared to women (101.1 admission episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 83.7 – 120.1) as shown in the chart below.

Source: Office for National Statistics

Source: Office for National Statistics