Alcohol Consumption in the European Union

Did you know that…..

according to a recent survey Europe is the region with the highest per capita alcohol consumption in the world ?

Alcohol consumption is the third largest risk factor for ill health in the European Union. It is responsible for 195,000 deaths each year and the economic cost to the EU is €125 billion per year.

This survey (EU citizens’ attitudes towards alcohol) has been carried out in the European Union and published in April 2010 in the Eurobarometer 331. It covers the population 15 years and over of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member. (*)

(*) Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Spain, France,Ireland, Italy, Republic of Cyprus, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta,The Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia,Slovakia, Finland, Sweden, The United Kingdom.

(Edited by Dr. María Moya Guirao, MD)

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