Men three times as likely as women to be admitted for a drug-related mental health disorder November 28th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Men three times as likely as women to be admitted for a drug-related mental health disorder New figures show that almost three times as many men as women (4,820 and 1,730 respectively) were admitted to hospital with a primary diagnosis of a drug-related mental and behavioural disorder Today’s 2012-13 figures show a five per cent rise in overall admissions (6,550) for drug-related mental health and behavioural disorders compared to 2011-12 (6,230). Today’s figure is 15 per cent fewer than in 2002-03 (7,690) and admissions for these disorders have fluctuated over the past ten years. The Statistics on Drug Misuse – England, 2013 report published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) provides a summary of previously published statistics on drug misuse covering prevalence, trends, patterns and health outcomes related to drug misuse as well as new 2012-13 information on hospital admissions.(3,4) One in three hospital admissions with a primary diagnosis of drug-related mental health and behavioural disorders were for those aged 25 to 34 years (2,190 out of 6,550). The proportion was similar for those with a primary or secondary diagnosis (19,750 out of 61,140) Today’s report also shows(5): The prevalence of school pupils recorded as ever having taking drugs fell by 10 percentage points between 2002 (27 per cent) and 2012 (17 per cent). Cannabis was the most widely used drug in school pupils(6) with 8 per cent having used it in 2012(4) and this was the same figure in 2011. Across England and Wales cannabis was also the most widely used drug in those aged 16 to 59 years where 6 per cent used cannabis in 2012-13 and in 2011-12 this was 7 per cent.(4) Drug misuse led to 1,500 deaths overall across England and Wales in 2012 which is 110 fewer than last year (1,610, or a fall of 7 per cent).(5) In 2012-13, London Strategic Health Authority (SHA) had the highest rate of admissions where drug-related mental and behavioural disorders was the primary diagnosis (21 admissions per 100,000 of the population), and South Central SHA had the lowest rate of admissions (5 admissions per 100,000 of the population). Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Related Comments comments!