NEW data has revealed alcohol kills 15 Australians every day and hospitalises another 430.
The Alcohol’s Burden of Disease in Australia report by Vic Health found that in a decade the number of alcohol linked fatalities has increased by 62 per cent.
Injuries accounted for more than one in three alcohol-related deaths among men, with cancer and digestive diseases causing 25 and 16 per cent respectively.
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Heart disease was the biggest alcohol-related killer among women, resulting in around a third of deaths.
The report also found that alcohol caused 157,132 hospitalisations a year.