Alcohol-related deaths among women are at their highest ever level, new figures have revealed.
Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that last year there were 8 female deaths from alcohol for every 100,000 people in the UK – the greatest number since records began in 2001. This was being driven by an overall rise in alcohol deaths among 55 to 74-year-olds in recent years.
Super. Now correct for demographic change, for the fat that the portion of the population which is 55 to 74 year old females has risen.
Our result is?
That is, has the rate among 55 to 74 year old females risen, thereby skewing the population rates, or has the rate among that subset risen thereby doing so?