Alcohol consumption and liver health
While a large share of the male and female population consume alcohol, many believe that excessive drinking and alcohol abuse is a problem in the country. In fact, almost 60 percent of Australians were concerned about alcohol related health problems. The problems associated with excessive drinking vary from region to region. Recent research has shown that alcohol consumption in regional and remote areas of the country is significantly higher than in metropolitan areas. Unsurprisingly, the Northern Territory had the highest rate of alcohol-induced deaths in the country in 2017 – over four times the rate in Victoria.