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SDR, selected alcohol-related causes, per 100 000, males

Full name:
Selected alcohol-related causes, per 100 000, males (age-standardized death rate)
deaths per 100 000 population
Type of measure:
Age-standardised rate, Population-weighted country group average
Data source:
European Health for All database
Data source notes:
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
•    SDR: age-standardized death rates (see HFA-DB user manual/Technical notes, page 13, for details)
•    FTE: full-time equivalent
•    PP: physical persons
•    PPP$: purchasing power parities expressed in US $, an internationally comparable scale reflecting the relative domestic purchasing powers of currencies.

Indicator notes:
SDR, selected alcohol-related causes, per 100 000, males
Indicator code: E991712.M This indicator shares the definition with the parent indicator \"SDR, selected alcohol-related causes, per 100 000\".

SDR is the age-standardized death rate calculated using the direct method, i.e. represents what the crude rate would have been if the population had the same age distribution as the standard European population.

The mortality from combined, selected causes of death which are known from literature to be related to alcohol consumption. It has to be pointed out that it is relatively rough indicator and it is NOT the estimate of alcohol attributable mortality, which is more complex and difficult to calculate.

Some known alcohol related causes are not included, as they are not available separately in the mortality data files reported to WHO (mainly when causes were coded using ICD-9 Basic Tabulation List or the list of 175 causes used in countries of former USSR). In addition, for some country-years some components of the sum may be missing causing trend breaks.

This simple pooling of alcohol related deaths (irrespective of what is the actual proportion of deaths due to alcohol in each cause) can help to better rank countries by alcohol related mortality and can be used to better track trends in deaths associated with alcohol than using separate causes.

Includes : Cancer of oesophagus and larynx (Ca of liver is not available in 175 list); Alcohol dependence syndrom (alcoholic psychoses not available in BTL); Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis; All external causes.

ICD9: 150, 161, 303, 571, E800-E999.

BTL: 090, 100, 215, 347, E47-E56

List 175: 46, 52, 75, 122,123, 160-175

ICD-10: C15, C32, F10, K70, K73, K74, K76, V00-V99, W00-W99, X00-X99, Y00-Y99.