Many hospitalisations and deaths involve injury where the person injured had consumed alcohol, referred to here as “alcohol-related” injury. This report presents data from 2019–20 on 30,000 hospitalisations and almost 1,950 deaths from alcohol-related injury. For both males and females, falls, intentional self-harm and assault were the leading causes of hospitalisation. Among all hospitalisations for injury, 1 in 4 intentional self-harm and 1 in 5 assault cases involved alcohol.
- Cat. no: INJCAT 227
Falls, intentional self-harm and assault were the main causes of hospitalisations for alcohol-related injury
20% of all assault hospitalisations involved alcohol among those injured
Death rates for alcohol-related injuries more than doubled in 10 years
4 in 5 deaths and 3 in 5 hospitalisations for alcohol-related injury were for males