Alcohol Poisoning Deaths Per Year
Alcoholism as a Global Addiction
Alcohol is one of the oldest and widest consumed intoxicating liquid in this world, and its social history has been known even decades before. It is true that ideal amount of alcohol provides health benefits to individuals. However, it is also given that excessive intake and unhealthy drinking can pose negative effects on health. Excessive alcohol drinking may trigger the development of injury, illnesses, social harm and the worst is death. Individuals are advised to be aware and learn more about alcoholism for this has been one significant global health issue that needs to be learned.
Individuals may sometimes wonder and think about the estimated amount of alcohol consumed by the world. Studies and surveys were conducted and it was found out that the pure alcohol consumption in a global scale is said to be 6.13 liters per adult every year. Russia and Eastern Europe got the highest alcohol consumption rate with 12.5 liters per adult each year.
Western Europe and Australia got 10 to 12.5 liters, South Africa, Brazil and North America got 7.5 to 10 liters, China and some parts of South America got 5 to 7.5 liters, India and Central America got 2.5 to 5 liters and Middle East, Southeast Asia and Northern Africa got 0 to 2.5 litters. There are actually different types of alcohol taken by drinkers and these include beers, spirits, wine and other types. About 46% of spirits is consumed mostly in Asia and Eastern Europe. In North and South America, 36% of beer is consumed. In South America and Europe, 8.6 % of wine is widely consumed. Other types of alcohol got 9.4% consumption.
Global Death Risks
Drinking alcohol is said to be associated with risks and as a matter of fact, 2.5 million deaths were cited and this is all because of unhealthy alcohol drinking. In a worldwide scale, 4% of death is being attributed to alcoholism. Men are said to be at greater vulnerabilities or risks. It was found out that 6.2% of men died because of alcohol. Women got a lower rate of risks, which is only about 1.1%. Due to the severe effects of alcohol, it has become a leading factor of death of men whose ages fall between 15 to 59 years old.
Alcohol is also being tied with various categories of injuries and diseases like cardiovascular disease, alcohol poisoning, cirrhosis, cancer and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. This disorder is likewise being linked to violence and road accidents. Other risk factors of excessive alcohol drinking include anxiety, depression, health and mental issues, excessive alcohol intake for long period of time, family history and habitual binge drinking.
The state of alcohol addiction varies from one country to another. Taking for instance in the U.S., legal age required for alcohol drinking is 21 years old. About 65% of adults consume alcohol wherein 13% of male and 3.4% of female are heavy drinkers. This has also been prevailing alcohol consumption disorders wherein 5.48% compromises of men and 1.92% compromises of women. Different countries display dissimilar rates and cultural views about alcohol drinking.