The Top 5 Countries with the Most Alcohol Consumption Per Capita
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Alcohol consumption for the United States is: 8.51 litres, Canada: 8.26 litres, UK: 10.39 litres, Australia: 9.19 litres.
Alcohol is consumed by large proportions of adults in most countries
around the world. Though not causing significant problems for most
drinkers, alcohol use is associated with numerous negative consequences
for the drinker and society at large.
Globally alcohol causes 3.2% of all
deaths or 1.8 million deaths annually and accounts for 4.0% of disease
burden. Many of these deaths are the result of injuries caused by
hazardous and harmful drinking.
Of the total number of the global alcohol-attributable
deaths, 32.0% are from unintentional injuries, and 13.7% are from
intentional injuries. This means that about half of the deaths attributable
to alcohol are from injuries.
Worldwide, adults consume on average 5 litres of pure alcohol from beer, wine and spirits per year. The average alcohol consumption is highest in Europe, followed by the Americas and by Africa. Alcohol consumption tends to increase with economic development. However, consumption remains low in some regions where the majority of the population is Muslim.