Alcohol deaths at lowest since 2000
Drink-related deaths in Britain have fallen to there lowest in a decade, figures released have shown.
However, low-paid workers such as cleaners and labourers are four times more likely to die than professionals, the Office for National Statistics said.
Drink played a part in 8,416 deaths registered in the UK in 2013. The total was the lowest since 2000, when there were 6,884.
Figures based on the 2011 census show those in working-class jobs like bar staff, cleaners and labourers have the highest death rates, at 29.5 per 100,000 men and 12.6 per 100,000 women.
Professor Oscar D’Agnone, an addictions specialist, called for minimum alcohol pricing to drive down the death rate even further.
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