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Well-off households more likely to need private medical cover treatment for alcohol-related illness?

Published on 17/12/2010
People from affluent backgrounds could be more likely to require treatment for alcohol-related health problems from their private medical cover providers, new statistics suggest.

According to the latest Health Survey for England (HSE) report, commissioned by the NHS Information Centre, when taking into account age and location, those living in highest income households are also more likely to consume more than twice the recommended daily intake of alcohol than those in poorer households.

In the highest income households, 86 per cent of men and 72 per cent of women had drunk alcohol, compared to 54 per cent of men and 47 per cent of women in the lowest income households.

Furthermore, they were more likely to drink frequently (five days or more per week), with 29 per cent of men and 17 per cent of women having done so, compared to 17 per cent of men and 11 per cent of women in the lowest income households.

The chief executive of The NHS Information Centre Tim Straughan said: "The figures show the extent to which people from all backgrounds drink alcohol both frequently and in quantities that could be harmful to their health."

Experts classify drinking more than eight units of alcohol for men and more than six for women on any one day as binge drinking.
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