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Proportion of Brazilians who consume alcohol weekly grows 20%

2nd National Survey on Alcohol and Drugs (Lenad) says that among women the increase in consumption was more significant

 
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Alcohol consumption among women rose from 29% to 39%
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Alcohol consumption among women rose from 29% to 39%

The number of Brazilians who consume alcohol weekly grew 20% in the past six years, says the 2nd National Survey on Alcohol and Drugs (Lenad), released on Wednesday (10) Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp). Among drinkers, the proportion who consume alcohol once a week or more rose from 45% in 2006 to 54% in this survey.

The study of the Research Unit on Alcohol and Drugs (UNIAD), Federal University of São Paulo also shows that among women the increase that frequency of consumption was even more significant, from 29% to 39%. Among men, growth was 14.2%.

The population drinking did not vary significantly from 52% to 50%. Researchers emphasize that the most important aspect in this second survey is recorded growth of harmful behavior in relation to alcohol.

An increase of people who eat large amounts of alcohol (four units for women and five men) in a short period of time (two hours). The proportion of this form of consumption increased from 45% to 59%. Among females, there again, higher growth, from 36% to 49%.

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