Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Booze problem...

Interesting par in a story about Hull being a "booze problem area" in today's Hull Daily Mail:

"Hull has been rated as one of the worst places in the country for alcohol-related hospital admissions caused by alcohol."

Caused by alcohol? Yes, that'd make sense. But the numbers don't stack up when you read on:

"Last year more than 700 people in the city were admitted due to drinking.

"Nationally there were more than 863,257 alcohol-related admissions to hospital in England in 2007/8." I'll let you do the math but that doesn't suggest that this "booze problem area" is the biggest offender.

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