India’s per capita alcohol consumption in excess of doubled between years 2005 and 2016.
Global per capita consumption also rose from 5.5 litres to 6.4 litres during the period.
According to a report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO), India’s per capita alcohol consumption in excess of doubled between years 2005 (2.4 litres) and 2016 (5.7 litres),
The report revealed that the 4.2 litres are consumed by men and 1.5 litres by women. The report also said that global per capita consumption also rose from 5.5 litres to 6.4 litres during the period.
- Globally, three million deaths every year result from harmful habit of alcohol, this represent 5.3 % of all deaths.
- The harmful use of alcohol is a fundamental reason in more than 200 disease and injury conditions.
- In the age group 20–39 years roughly 13.5 % of the total deaths are alcohol connected.
- Outside health consequences, the harmful use of alcohol brings significant social and economic losses to individuals and society at large.
Factors influencing alcohol consumption:
According to WHO report, a variety of factors have been recognised at the individual and the societal level. Those include; environmental factors, economic development, culture, availability of alcohol, and the levels of implementation as well as application of alcohol policies.