Global Alcohol Consumption: Top 20 Booze-Drinking Countries
In a commentary published inِ the Feb.
16 issue ofِ the journal Nature, a health-policy expert argues theِ World Health Organization shouldِ regulate alcohol onِ a global level.
Devi Sridhar ofِ the University ofِ Cambridge supports herِ argument withِ numbers, asِ alcohol kills moreِ than 2.5 million people annually, moreِ than AIDS, malaria orِ tuberculosis.
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Here’s a lookِ atِ global alcohol consumption, whichِ isِ measured inِ terms ofِ pure ethyl alcohol toِ compensate forِ the varying strengths ofِ beer, wine andِ spirits.
A liter bottle ofِ wine withِ 10 percent alcohol, forِ example, wouldِ beِ only 0.1 liter ofِ pure alcohol.
According toِ theِ WHO, Americans eachِ drink 9.4 liters ofِ ethyl alcohol perِ year onِ average.
Top 20 countries based on annual wine-drinking for adults per capita:
Top 20 countries based on annual spirits-drinking for adults per capita:
(The data comes from the World Health Organization’s Global Status Report on Alcohol 2004.)