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57 alcohol-related deaths in Forth Valley last year

57 people across the Forth Valley died due to alcohol last year.

That's according to new figures from National Records of Scotland.

It's a drop from the year before, when 70 alcohol-related deaths were recorded.

Across Scotland, there's been a slight increase in the number of deaths caused by alcohol - with 1,245 people losing their life in 2021.

Julie Ramsay, Vital Events Statistician at NRS, said:

“Health inequalities are a feature of alcohol-specific deaths. Deaths attributed to alcohol were 5.6 times as likely in the most deprived areas of Scotland compared to the least deprived areas. This is more than the deprivation gap for all causes of death, which is 1.9. Two thirds of those who died last year were male.”

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