Alcohol attributable admissions by Trust - West Midlands Strategic Health Authority

Recent analysis by Alcohol Concern (Making alcohol a health priority - Opportunities to reduce alcohol harm and rising costs, 2011) reported that the 'number of hospital admissions due to alcohol misuse was 1.1 million in 2009/10, a 100% increase since 2002/03. If the rise continues unchecked, by the end of the current Parliament a staggering 1.5 million people will be admitted to hospital every year' This indicator provides a summary view of the number of admissions attributable to alcohol for each PCT by sex.

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Female alcohol admissions

Trust name Standardised rate of admissions
Heart Of Birmingham
1,802
Sandwell
1,758
Stoke On Trent
1,618
Coventry
1,539
Walsall
1,531
Dudley
1,415
Birmingham East and North
1,394
Wolverhampton City
1,277
North Staffordshire
1,233
South Birmingham
1,223
Worcestershire
1,206
South Staffordshire
1,144
Warwickshire
1,102
Herefordshire
1,087
Telford and Wrekin
1,072
Solihull Care Trust
1,041
Shropshire County
852
National average: 1,297

Male alcohol admissions

Trust name Standardised rate of admissions
Heart Of Birmingham
4,040
Sandwell
3,595
Walsall
2,759
Coventry
2,713
Dudley
2,701
Stoke On Trent
2,647
South Birmingham
2,488
Birmingham East and North
2,442
Wolverhampton City
2,256
Worcestershire
2,035
Warwickshire
1,968
North Staffordshire
1,934
South Staffordshire
1,922
Solihull Care Trust
1,863
Herefordshire
1,747
Telford and Wrekin
1,728
Shropshire County
1,489
National average: 2,440

All data

PCT name Female Alcohol Attributable Admissions Female PCT population Female Standardised rate Female LCL Female UCL
Shropshire County 1710 148300 852 807 898
Telford and Wrekin 993 82400 1072 1003 1141
Herefordshire 1366 91400 1087 1022 1152
Solihull Care Trust 1407 105500 1041 982 1100
South Staffordshire 4554 309700 1144 1109 1180
North Staffordshire 1744 107629 1233 1171 1296
Warwickshire 3903 270800 1102 1065 1139
Worcestershire 4451 281800 1206 1168 1245
Wolverhampton City 1865 120300 1277 1215 1338
Birmingham East and North 3197 207104 1394 1343 1445
South Birmingham 2537 181201 1223 1172 1273
Stoke On Trent 2376 126171 1618 1549 1686
Dudley 2874 155900 1415 1359 1470
Coventry 2729 156600 1539 1478 1600
Walsall 2390 131200 1531 1466 1596
Sandwell 3055 149200 1758 1692 1824
Heart Of Birmingham 2148 136296 1802 1722 1881
PCT name Male Alcohol Attributable Admissions Male PCT population Male Standardised rate Male LCL Male UCL
Shropshire County 2757 144300 1489 1430 1548
Telford and Wrekin 1491 79800 1728 1639 1816
Herefordshire 2084 87700 1747 1666 1827
Solihull Care Trust 2249 99700 1863 1783 1943
South Staffordshire 7146 300500 1922 1876 1968
North Staffordshire 2466 103823 1934 1854 2013
Warwickshire 6435 264600 1968 1918 2017
Worcestershire 7043 274300 2035 1986 2084
Wolverhampton City 2992 118200 2256 2173 2338
Birmingham East and North 4881 197700 2442 2373 2512
South Birmingham 4293 171586 2488 2412 2564
Stoke On Trent 3547 121077 2647 2558 2735
Dudley 4964 150600 2701 2623 2778
Coventry 4359 156100 2713 2631 2795
Walsall 3958 124600 2759 2671 2847
Sandwell 5550 141900 3595 3499 3692
Heart Of Birmingham 4391 134914 4040 3917 4163

Measure: Alcohol attributable admission rates

Description:
Directly age-standardised rate of alcohol attributable admissions per 100,000 population.
Definition:
  • Alcohol attributable admissions: sum of alcohol attributable fractions
  • PCT/LA Population: total population within each PCT/LA
  • Standardised Rate: Directly age-standardised rate per 100,000 population
  • LCL: Lower 95% confidence limit
  • UCL: Upper 95% confidence limit
Technical definition

Alcohol attributable admissions:

Each admission (based on the dominant diagnosis episode) is assigned an attributable fraction based on the ICD10 diagnosis codes, age and sex of the patient (see table 1 below). Where an admission has more than one of the below diagnosis codes, the highest attributable fraction is used. These fractions are then summed to obtain admission totals by sex and five-year age band.

Directly age-standardised rates:

The directly age-standardised rate is the rate of events that would occur in a standard population if the population had the same age-specific rates of the subject population. See Explanation of statistical methods used in the Compendium (http://www.nchod.nhs.uk).

Basis
Primary Care Trust (Resident) and Local Authority
Data source & Time frame
SUS - APC, April 2009 to March 2010

Table: Alcohol attributable fractions

Based on Jones et al (2008), Alcohol-attributable fractions for England, Centre for Public Health - Liverpool John Moores University.

Diagnosis Group ICD10 Codes 0-15 16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Accidental excessive cold X31 0 0 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25
Acute and chronic pancreatitis K85, K861 0 0 0.27 0.19 0.27 0.16 0.26 0.16 0.3 0.16 0.27 0.14 0.22 0.1 0.16 0.07
Air and space transport accidents V95-V97 0 0 0.16 0.16 0.16 0.16 0.16 0.16 0.16 0.16 0.16 0.16 0.16 0.16 0.16 0.16
Assault X85-Y09 0 0 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.27
Cardiac arrhythmias I47-I48 0 0 0.35 0.36 0.36 0.35 0.37 0.35 0.38 0.35 0.37 0.33 0.34 0.27 0.3 0.22
Drowning W65-W74 0 0 0.34 0.34 0.34 0.34 0.34 0.34 0.34 0.34 0.34 0.34 0.34 0.34 0.34 0.34
Epilepsy and status epilepticus G40-G41 0 0 0.56 0.64 0.58 0.59 0.58 0.61 0.61 0.61 0.61 0.57 0.51 0.45 0.42 0.35
Falls W00-W19 0 0 0.22 0.14 0.22 0.14 0.22 0.14 0.22 0.14 0.22 0.14 0.12 0.04 0.12 0.04
Fire injuries X00-X09 0 0 0.38 0.38 0.38 0.38 0.38 0.38 0.38 0.38 0.38 0.38 0.38 0.38 0.38 0.38
Firearm injuries W32-W34 0 0 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25
Gastro-oesophageal laceration-haemorrhage syndrome K226 0 0 0.47 0.47 0.47 0.47 0.47 0.47 0.47 0.47 0.47 0.47 0.47 0.47 0.47 0.47
Haemorrhagic stroke I60-I62, I690-I692 0 0 0.31 0.2 0.3 0.15 0.27 0.15 0.34 0.15 0.3 0.13 0.24 0.1 0.16 0.06
Heart failure I50-I51 0 0 0.004 0.002 0.004 0.002 0.004 0.002 0.004 0.002 0.004 0.002 0.004 0.002 0.004 0.002
Hypertensive diseases I10-I15 0 0 0.34 0.24 0.33 0.19 0.32 0.2 0.37 0.2 0.34 0.18 0.27 0.13 0.2 0.09
Inhalation of gastric contents W78-W79 0 0 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25
Intentional self-harm/Event of undetermined intent X60-X84, Y10-Y34 0 0 0.34 0.35 0.34 0.33 0.35 0.34 0.37 0.34 0.36 0.32 0.31 0.25 0.27 0.2
Ischaemic stroke I63-I66, I693-I694 0 0 0.16 0.03 0.13 0 0.08 0 0.18 0 0.12 0 0.06 0 0 0
Malignant neoplasm of breast C50 0 0 0 0.09 0 0.08 0 0.09 0 0.09 0 0.08 0 0.06 0 0.04
Malignant neoplasm of colon C18 0 0 0.05 0.03 0.05 0.03 0.04 0.03 0.05 0.03 0.05 0.03 0.04 0.02 0.03 0.01
Malignant neoplasm of larynx C32 0 0 0.34 0.25 0.33 0.21 0.32 0.22 0.36 0.21 0.34 0.2 0.28 0.15 0.22 0.11
Malignant neoplasm of lip, oral cavity and pharynx C00-C14 0 0 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.35 0.49 0.36 0.53 0.35 0.5 0.33 0.44 0.26 0.36 0.2
Malignant neoplasm of liver and intrahepatic bile ducts C22 0 0 0.16 0.11 0.15 0.1 0.15 0.1 0.17 0.1 0.16 0.09 0.13 0.07 0.1 0.05
Malignant neoplasm of oesophagus C15 0 0 0.32 0.23 0.31 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.34 0.2 0.32 0.18 0.26 0.14 0.2 0.1
Malignant neoplasm of rectum C20 0 0 0.08 0.06 0.08 0.05 0.08 0.05 0.09 0.05 0.08 0.05 0.07 0.03 0.05 0.03
Oesophageal varices I85 0 0 0.77 0.67 0.76 0.59 0.74 0.6 0.79 0.59 0.77 0.57 0.71 0.48 0.61 0.38
Pedestrian traffic accidents V02-V04(1, 9), V061, V092, V093 0 0 0.35 0.16 0.45 0.19 0.46 0.21 0.46 0.21 0.23 0.03 0.23 0.03 0.23 0.03
Psoriasis L40 excluding L405 0 0 0.34 0.33 0.34 0.33 0.35 0.33 0.36 0.32 0.35 0.31 0.33 0.26 0.3 0.22
Road traffic accidents V12-V14(3-9), V194-V196, V199, V20-V283-9), V29-V79(4-9), V803-V805, V811, V821, V829, V83-V86(0-3), V870-V879, V892, V893, V899 0 0 0.21 0.09 0.33 0.15 0.24 0.12 0.24 0.12 0.09 0.03 0.09 0.03 0.09 0.03
Spontaneous abortion O03 0 0 0 0.23 0 0.21 0 0.22 0 0.21 0 0.2 0 0.15 0 0.12
Unspecified liver cirrhosis K73, K74 0 0 0.77 0.67 0.76 0.59 0.74 0.6 0.79 0.59 0.77 0.57 0.71 0.48 0.61 0.38
Water transport accidents V90-V94 0 0 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Wholly-attributable E244, F10, G312, G621, G721, I426, K292, K70, K860, T510, T511, T519, X45 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Work/machine injuries W24-W31 0 0 0.07 0.07 0.07 0.07 0.07 0.07 0.07 0.07 0.07 0.07 0.07 0.07 0.07 0.07

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