Demography and pattern of causes of death in recognised alcohol misusers in the English General Practice (GP) population

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The mortality patterns of the alcohol misusing population have been relatively under-explored. This hinders the planning of health services that are tailored to the health needs of this population. We aim to contribute to reducing this knowledge gap by conducting a cohort study of recognised alcohol misusing, non-drinking, low-risk drinking and the general populations in the CPRD dataset. We will provide descriptive epidemiological information on the numbers, prevalence and basic demographic characteristics of these groups. We intend to report the all-cause and cause-specific mortality rates (as hazards and risk), as well mortality rate ratios of alcohol misusing categories relative to other populations.


Timothy Card - Chief Investigator - University of Nottingham
Abdul-Rahman Abdul-Kareem - Corresponding Applicant - University of Nottingham
Kate Fleming - Collaborator - University of Liverpool


HES Admitted Patient Care;HES Outpatient;ONS Death Registration Data;Patient Level Index of Multiple Deprivation;Practice Level Index of Multiple Deprivation