Thurrock Council - Health and well-being binge drinking

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					        Binge drinking
        The 2005 Community Health Profile for Thurrock includes binge drinking as a key measure
        of ‘the way we live our lives’. The profile uses data estimated from the Health Survey for
        England and classifies 16.84% of adults in Thurrock as binge drinkers. This compares to
        16.45% across England.

        The chart below shows the proportion of adults who binge drink by ward in Thurrock. The
        highest proportions are in Grays Riverside (20.8%), West Thurrock and South Stifford
        (20.2%) and East Tilbury (19%). The lowest proportions are in Stifford Clays (12.7%) and
        Little Thurrock Blackshots (13.4%).

        Thurrock has less deaths attributable to alcohol per 100,000 population than England
        however – 0.07 compared to 0.1 in the period 2001-2003.

        Binge drinking and alcohol related deaths

        %                                                                                        Thurrock               England

        Proportion of population who binge drink (2000-2002)                                              16.84           16.45
        Deaths attributable to alcohol per 100,000 population
                                                                                                            0.07            0.1
        (2001-2003)
        Source: Synthetic estimates from Health Survey of England: Neighbourhood Statistics; Community Health Profile




        Binge drinking by ward 2000-2002


                                      Stifford Clays                     12.7
                      Little Thurrock Blackshots                           13.4
                       Corringham and Fobbing                                   14.5
                                 Chadwell St Mary                               14.7
                                              Orsett                              14.9
            Stanford East and Corringham Town                                       15.9
                             Aveley and Uplands                                     15.9
                                   Grays Thurrock                                      16
                                   South Chafford                                      16.2
                                             Belhus                                      16.5
                                          Ockendon                                          17.1
                                 The Homesteads                                             17.3
            Tilbury Riverside and Thurrock Park                                                 18
                          Little Thurrock Rectory                                               18
                          Stanford-le-Hope West                                                 18.2
                     Chafford and North Stifford                                                 18.5
                                  Tilbury St Chads                                                 18.6
                                       East Tilbury                                                  19
               West Thurrock and South Stifford                                                           20.2
                                  Grays Riverside                                                          20.8

                                                       0   5     10    %    15                       20            25
        Source: Synthetic estimates from Health Survey of England: Neighbourhood Statistics; Community Health Profile




For further information or any queries email the Corporate Improvement &
Performance Team: performance@thurrock.gov.uk