WHO Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health

WHO Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health <
Published 21st September 2018
Author WHO


More than 3 million people died as a result of harmful use of alcohol in 2016, according a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 21 September 2018 in Geneva. This represents 1 in 20 deaths. More than three quarters of these deaths were among men. Overall, the harmful use of alcohol causes more than 5% of the global disease burden.

WHO’s "Global status report on alcohol and health 2018" presents a comprehensive picture of alcohol consumption and the disease burden attributable to alcohol worldwide. It also describes what countries are doing to reduce this burden.

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