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The top 5 countries with the largest number of alcohol drinkers have been named

The largest number of alcoholic drinkers is among residents of Denmark, Romania, and Great Britain. This is evidenced by the results of a large study conducted by the International Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

It is emphasized that in the 29 countries included in the study, on average, one in five adults (19%) admitted that they consume “heavy doses” of alcoholic beverages at least once a month. It was not a discovery that the least among the inhabitants of Muslim countries. For example, in Turkey – only 3%. In the leading countries of this list, more than 30% of the adult population “drinks well” at least once a month.

In general, the first five leaders look like this:

  • Denmark,
  • Romania,
  • Great Britain,
  • Luxembourg,
  • Germany.

Between 2011 and 2021, alcohol consumption fell in 23 countries, with the largest reductions seen in Lithuania and Ireland, the researchers said. Latvia, Mexico, and Norway experienced the largest growth in the same category.

According to the study, men are more likely to get drunk than women: 26% compared to 12% in the world as a whole.

The situation is somewhat different with the average consumption of alcoholic beverages per capita. Here the first five are:

  • Latvia,
  • Lithuania,
  • Czech Republic,
  • Bulgaria,
  • Estonia.

There, on average, they consume 11-12 liters of pure alcohol per year. But traditionally, this type of statistical measurement is criticized for the fact that it can be greatly distorted by tourists who increase the statistics of drunkenness but do not get into the final calculations.

The study does not include some “key” from the point of view of alcoholism in the country. For example, Russia was not included in the study because it is not a member of the OECD and negotiations for its inclusion stopped after the annexation of Crimea in 2014.

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