Muslims in London behind decline of alcohol consumption
Scottish residents drink the most – and have the highest death rate – while Londoners drink the least
Study was the first to analyse alcohol sales data.Central Scotland drinks 18% more than the national average Area has an alcohol-related death rate of 24.5 deaths per 100,000 adults, more than double that of London
With soaring rates of hospital admissions – and alcohol-related liver disease – a new study found Central Scotland is the booze capital of Britain, with residents drinking 20.9 units a week.
This map shows the alcohol hotspots of Great Britain. The boxes reveal how many units of alcohol per week are drunk by residents in the area, and how many alcohol related deaths per 100,000 adults in the area. The study found Scotland and the South West drank the most units, while London and the East of England drank the least
More people die of alcohol related deaths than in any other region, with 24.5 deaths per 100,000 population which is double the rate for London, which had the lowest rate of 9.4 alcohol-related deaths per 100,000 population.
The study, by NHS Health Scotland, was the first to analyse alcohol sales data, an indicator of alcohol consumption, as well as alcohol-related deaths.
There were lower sales of alcohol in areas with high Muslim concentrations such as London, Central England and the East of England, the study found.
The positive aspects of areas with Muslim concentrations has also seen lower rates of crimes and violence in the past few years as well.