Study from São Paulo, Brazil, Finds 11.7 Million Brazilians Alcohol Dependent

Posted on April 11, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Health, Latin America Womens Issues, Social Issues

On April 10, 2013, Agência Brasil reported that a study done at the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp) found that 11.7 million Brazilians have alcohol dependency. The study also found that 54% of all alcoholic beverages consumed in the country are consumed by around 20% of the population. Researchers surveyed 149 cities throughout Brazil and interviewed roughly 4,600 people, in all regions. The research highlighted specifically alcohol abuse among women: women who consume alcohol at least once a week was up 34% from the last study, done in 2006. 49% of women surveyed said they consume at least four drinks within a two-hour period, the measure used to determine abuse.  Read Article

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