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 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%). Two in five 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 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 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 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 lower than the admission episode rate among under 40s in NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG (152 episodes per 100,000 ESP, 95% CI: 140 – 164.8). 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 was not significantly different 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 Sussex CCG rate is significantly lower compared to NHS Crawley CCG (263.7 episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 232.4 – 297.5 episode) and NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG (261 episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 246.8 – 275.8). 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 admission episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013 (95% CI: 134 – 166.7) 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 lower than the admission episode rate for NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG (179.4 admission episodes per 100,000 ESP 2013, 95% CI: 169.1 – 190.2). The NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG rate is significantly lower compared 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 (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