Hastings alcohol death rate highest in country

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More men die of alcohol related conditions in Hastings than anywhere else in the country, according to research showing that people living in poorer areas are more likely to suffer from drink related health issues than their wealthier neighbours.

The figures released by the Public health obserbvatories show there was a rate of 74 deaths per 100, 000 people in Hastings in 2010.

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