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Alcohol use internal one person every 20 minutes in SP

Brazil ranks fourth in the number of deaths due to alcohol abuse, behind only China, India and Nigeria

 
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According to WHO, 320,000 people aged 15 to 29 years around the world die every year due to alcohol abuse
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According to WHO, 320,000 people aged 15 to 29 years around the world die every year due to alcohol abuse

Survey of the Health Secretariat of Sao Paulo showed that a person is hospitalized for problems related to alcohol use every 20 minutes throughout the state. The reasons range from intoxication by alcohol abuse, to liver cirrhosis undergoing cardiac problems, cancer and traffic accidents.

Alcohol is the main cause of death among men aged 15 to 59 years. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 320,000 people aged 15 to 29 years around the world die every year due to alcohol abuse. Only in the state of São Paulo were recorded in recent years, an average of 7500 traffic fatalities.

Brazil ranks fourth in the number of fatalities, behind China, India and Nigeria as a result of alcohol abuse. Per year, there are approximately 45 000 deaths

<b> Alert motorcycle </ b>

Research conducted at the Hospital brings a great warning to motorcyclists. Of every five victims of motorcycle accidents in the Capital, a consumed alcohol or drugs prior to driving. The survey is the most complete information on this type of event ever held in the city of São Paulo.

For three months, every other day, data were collected from 326 victims in hospitals in the west of the city and the sites of accidents. Among the information collected in the survey, 44% of victims had serious injuries, 21% had consumed alcohol or drugs and 23% had no license to drive motorcycles.

Source: Isaude.net
   Palavras-chave:   Alcohol use    Alcohol    Drunk driving    São Paulo    WHO    Health   
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