Table 47.1Prevalence of High-Risk Drinking by Gender, Age Group, and Region, 2000 (percentage of the population)

Age group (years)
Region Gender 15–29 30–44 45–59 60–69 70+
Europe and Central AsiaMale20.818.721.415.28.1
Female11.210.411.57.95.7
Latin America and the CaribbeanMale9.711.110.67.93.4
Female6.87.56.55.83.1
Sub-Saharan AfricaMale10.414.312.911.38.4
Female3.14.75.13.22.2
East Asia and the PacificMale6.27.57.16.55.0
Female0.30.20.10.10.0
South AsiaMale0.82.50.30.10.0
Female1.20.40.40.00.0
High-income countriesMale18.017.916.210.97.6
Female10.98.79.86.85.4

Source: Authors' calculations based on Rehm, Rehn, and others 2003and Rehm and others 2004.

Note: The criteria for high-risk drinking were set sex specific (for details see text).

From: Chapter 47, Alcohol

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Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries. 2nd edition.
Jamison DT, Breman JG, Measham AR, et al., editors.
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