The Gender Gap In Alcohol-Attributable Deaths
The new research claims that the harmful impact of alcohol far outweighs any benefits with even an occasional drink proving harmful. The authors of the report say that governments should recommend people abstain from alcohol consumption entirely. In 2016, 2.8 million deaths were attributed to alcohol and it was the leading risk factor for premature mortality and disability among people in the 15-49 age bracket.
The folllowing infographic focuses on the top-10 countries for alcohol attributable deaths, as listed in the report. Specifically, it highlights the massive gender gap in mortality. In The United States, alcohol caused 71,00 male deaths and 19,000 female deaths in 2016.
This chart shows the countries with the highest number of deaths attributable to alcohol in 2016.