Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

UK: Number of drunken children in A&E rises sharply

Freitag 29. Oktober 2010 von htm

Hospital figures show 32% increase in four years with 8,799 under-18s given specialist help last year. Growing numbers of children are ending up in hospital because they have drunk so much, with more girls needing treatment than boys, according to new NHS figures. Under-18s have an increasingly damaging relationship with tens of thousands every year being attended to by ambulance crews, treated in A&E or admitted overnight, according to a report from the charity Alcohol Concern.The number of underage drinkers admitted to hospital in England rose by 32% between 2003 and 2007, from around 11,000 in 2003 to more than 14,000 in 2007, NHS hospital records show. A total of 92,220 children and young people under 18 were admitted to hospital between 2002 and 2009 – or 36 under-18s a day. … (Source: Harvard World Health News, 10/28/10) guardian.co.uk, 10/23/10

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