World's heaviest drinking countries revealed - and the UK doesn't even make
the top 10
People in the UK are among the most prolific drinkers in the world,
according to a report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Britons over the age of 15 on average drink 11.6 litres of pure alcohol a
year, according to the “Global status report on alcohol and health 2014”.
The report provides country profiles for alcohol consumption in the 194 WHO
member states, looking at the resulting impact on public health and policy
And it reveals that the harmful use of alcohol causes 3.3 million deaths a
Europe is the region with the highest consumption of alcohol per person,
making up the entire top 10.
Belarus takes the top spot, with people on average drinking 17.5 litres of
pure alcohol a year, followed by the Republic of Moldova where the figure is
Australia and Canada also have high levels of alcohol consumption, with
people on average drinking 12.2 and 10.2 litres a year respectively.
In the United States the figure is marginally lower at 9.2 litres.
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ica and the Middle East, the average figure is less than
2.5 litres of alcohol per person, with many countries having figures below one
The average figure globally is 6.2 litres of pure alcohol per person per
But as less than half the world population (38.3 per cent) actually drinks
alcohol, this means that those who do drink consume on average 17 litres of pure
alcohol annually, the report said.
The WHO warned that alcohol consumption increases the risk of developing
more than 200 diseases, including liver cirrhosis and some cancers.
Dr Oleg Chestnov, WHO assistant director-general for non-communicable
diseases and mental health, said: “More needs to be done to protect populations
from the negative health consequences of alcohol consumption.
"The report clearly shows that there is no room for complacency when it
comes to reducing the harmful use of alcohol.”
The report also points out that a higher percentage of deaths among men
than among women are from alcohol-related causes - 7.6 per cent of men's deaths
and four per cent of women's deaths - though there is evidence that women may be
more vulnerable to some alcohol-related health conditions compared to men.
Dr Shekhar Saxena, director for mental health and substance abuse at WHO,
said: “We found that worldwide about 16 per cent of drinkers engage in heavy
episodic drinking - often referred to as 'binge-drinking' - which is the most
harmful to health.
"Lower-income groups are more affected by the social and health
consequences of alcohol. They often lack quality health care and are less
protected by functional family or community networks."
The report also highlights the need for action by countries including
national leadership to develop policies to reduce harmful use of alcohol,
national awareness-raising activities and health services to deliver prevention
and treatment services, in particular increasing prevention, treatment and care
for patients and their families, and supporting initiatives for screening and
The figures represent the average amount of pure alcohol consumed per
capita in each country between 2008 and 2010.
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