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Alcohol

Specific reports have been produced on alcohol as follows:

Alcohol Report Update 2014 (21 pages)
Alcohol Summary 2014 (2 pages)
Alcohol Summary 2014 incorporating 2016 guidelines (2 pages)
Alcohol Report 2013 (24 pages)
Alcohol Report 2007 (65 pages)
Hull JSNA Toolkit: Alcohol Consumption (183 pages)

The 2014 update report details finding from Hull's Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2014, with additional information from the qualitative work undertaken after previous health and lifestyle surveys of adults and young people, further details of which can be found here.

The 2013 report details findings relating to alcohol from the Hull’s Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2011–12 and Hull’s Young People Health and Lifestyle Survey 2012, but additional information relating to hospital admissions and deaths is included as well as Hull’s Alcohol Profile which is produced nationally for all local authorities, and information on Hull’s alcohol strategy. The total number of adults (aged 16+ years) in Hull who exceed the weekly recommending alcohol units and/or binge drink is also estimated based on population estimates and the prevalence of the risk factor in the surveys.

The 2007 report details the findings relating to alcohol from the Hull's Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007. The 'risk' of alcohol consumption is also examined in statistical modelling to determine which other factors are associated with increased alcohol consumption with the aim of targeting those individuals in order to reduce their alcohol consumption.

Other reports include information on alcohol as follows:

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Definitions

The definitions used to define excessive alcohol consumption over the week or binge-drinking are given in the individual reports, but also within Hull JSNA Toolkit: Alcohol Consumption and Glossary.

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Alcohol Profile

The North West Public Health Observatory have produced a local alcohol profile for each local authority in England. Further details are provided within the Alcohol Report 2013.

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Alcohol Services

Details of commissioned services to help reduce alcohol levels are given in the Alcohol Report 2013.

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Alcohol Strategy

Hull's Alcohol Strategy 2016-2020 was released in March 2016:

"In 2013 Hull launched its third alcohol strategy based on local need and taking account of the then recently published National Alcohol Strategy. This refreshed strategy reflects our vision to make Hull a better place to live.

We know that alcohol plays an important and positive role in many aspects of people's lives, and in moderation, alcohol consumption can have a positive impact on adults' wellbeing especially where this encourages sociability. That said, the harms associated with alcohol, including high levels of alcohol-related violent crime and hospital admissions, have increased over recent years in line with alcohol consumption. Tackling alcohol harm is therefore an important public health issue."

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Asset Approach

The strategy must emphasise that services are insufficient on their own to ensure a reduction in harmful drinking. An assets based approach should be utilised to complement existing service provision and inform future development. This could include ways of harnessing the resilience of non-drinkers or moderate drinkers to promote a sensible drinking culture and peer approaches to reducing substance misuse via mutual aid groups for example.

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Attitudes to Health (Including Alcohol)

Information about the attitudes to health which included alcohol are summarised in Hull JSNA Toolkit: Alcohol Consumption. The information comes from reflector / focus groups undertaken after the Health and Lifestyle Surveys.

Health and Lifestyle Survey 2011-12 Reflector Report
Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007 Reflector Report
Young People Health and Lifestyle Survey 2012 Reflector Report
Young People Health and Lifestyle Survey 2008-09 Reflector Report

Further information is provided on whether adults feel as if reducing their alcohol levels would improve their health is given in Hull JSNA Toolkit: Alcohol Consumptionas well as the Social Capital Survey 2009 Main Report.

Further information is available in the Attitudes to Health Survey 2007 completed among adults aged 40-60 years.

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Drunkeness – Frequency and Consequences of Getting Drunk

The Young People Health and Lifestyle Surveys asked about the frequency of getting drunk and listed potential consequence of getting drunk and asked if the young person had ever had this occur. Further details are given in the survey main reports as follows:

Young People Health and Lifestyle Survey 2012 Main Report
Young People Health and Lifestyle Survey 2008-09 Main Report

This information is also available in Hull JSNA Toolkit: Alcohol Consumption, and the frequency of getting drunk is also given in the JSNA.

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Excessive Alcohol

Veterans were asked about alcohol consumption which is detailed in the main report. Veterans were not specifically asked if they themselves 'drank too much alcohol', but asked that of 'anyone who used to be in the Armed Services' did so, and they were also asked if they thought this has attributed or caused by their time in the Armed Services and if they had received professional help or advice for drinking too much alcohol. Information is given within the survey report:

Veterans' Health and Lifestyle Survey 2009 Main Report

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Factors Predicting Alcohol Consumption

Factors which predict excessive weekly alcohol consumption and/or binge drinking are given in the Alcohol Report 2007 and Hull JSNA Toolkit: Alcohol Consumption.

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Inpatient Admissions

The number and rate of alcohol-related hospital admissions is given in the JSNA, Hull JSNA Toolkit: Alcohol Consumption and the Alcohol Report 2013. For further information about inpatient admissions, see the Glossary.

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Knowledge of National Alcohol Guidelines

As part of the 2009 Social Capital Survey, survey respondents who reported that they drank alcohol were asked to state what they thought the current recommended daily and weekly alcohol unit limits were. Results are given in Hull JSNA Toolkit: Alcohol Consumption and the Social Capital 2009 Main Report.

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Mortality

Estimated mortality rates from alcohol-related diseases and medical conditions, as well as from chronic liver disease including cirrhosis of the liver is given in Hull JSNA Toolkit: Alcohol Consumption and the Alcohol Report 2013.

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Obtaining Alcohol

The Young People Health and Lifestyle Surveys asked where they obtained their alcohol. Further details are given in the survey main reports as follows:

Young People Health and Lifestyle Survey 2012 Main Report
Young People Health and Lifestyle Survey 2008-09 Main Report

This information is also available in Hull JSNA Toolkit: Alcohol Consumption, and within the Alcohol Report 2013.

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Prevalence

Levels of alcohol consumption was collected in the majority of the surveys. The prevalence of exceeding the recommended number of weekly alcohol units and/or binge drinking is given in the following reports:

Young People Health and Lifestyle Survey 2012 Main Report
Young People Health and Lifestyle Survey 2008-09 Main Report
Young People Health and Lifestyle Survey 2002 Main Report
Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2014 Main Report
Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2011-12 Main Report
BME Health and Lifestyle Survey 2011-12 Main Report
Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2009 Main Report
Veterans' Health and Lifestyle Survey 2009 Main Report
Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007 Main Report
BME Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007 Main Report
Gypsy and Traveller Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007 Main Report

The prevalence was also given in relation to age and gender, among adults and young people is given in the JSNA and Hull JSNA Toolkit: Alcohol Consumption with the latter also examining alcohol consumption in relation to deprivation and employment status.

The prevalence was also examined at ward level within the following documents:

JSNA Hull Atlas
Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2014 Main Report
Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2011-12 Main Report
Hull’s Ward Profiles 2013
Hull’s Ward Profiles 2009

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Risk Factor

Information relating to alcohol as a risk factor is given in Hull JSNA Toolkit: Alcohol Consumption and the Alcohol Report 2013.

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Social Marketing

Considerable Social Marketing work has been undertaken examining behaviour and attitudes to alcohol in Hull with the aim of providing more relevant information to help people stop or reduce their alcohol consumption. Further work has been completed within reflector groups following some of the local surveys and the Attitudes to Health Survey 2007. The following reports include information on attitudes to alcohol:

Attitudes to Health Survey 2007
Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2011-12 Reflector Report
Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007 Reflector Report
Young People Health and Lifestyle Survey 2012 Reflector Report
Young People Health and Lifestyle Survey 2008-09 Reflector Report

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