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[World Health Organization] Harmful use of alcohol kills more than 3 million people each year, most of them men. (21 Sep 2018)

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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) today. 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. .........

Item Type:News
Source:World Health Organization
Date:21 September 2018
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Subjects:B Substances > Alcohol
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Population dynamics > Substance related mortality / death
T Demographic characteristics > Man (men / male)

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