Prevalence of Alcohol Poisoning in Spain, 2011

"In regard to cases of alcohol poisoning, 19.3% of the age 15-64 population admitted having experienced some episode of drunkenness at some time within the last twelve months on being surveyed (25.9% males vs. 12.6% females). A total of 5.4% acknowledged having experienced drunkenness more than once a month within the last twelve months, whilst 13.9% had done so less often (Fig. 2.8). The comparison of these figures to those found for 2009 reveal a 0.6 percentage point rise in the number of individuals who had gotten drunk more than once a month within the last twelve months, totalling the highest figures since 1995.
"The group leading the acute alcohol poisoning prevalence is that of the males within the 15-34 age group, given that 41.3% of them have experienced drunkeness within the last 12 months compared to the 23.5% of females of the same age. The breakdown by both age and gender together shows a drop in 2011 of the prevalences of drunkenness in all of the categories studied (Fig. 2.9) as compared to 2009 in which they showed an overall increase."

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Government Delegation of National Plan on Drugs (Reitox National Focal Point for Spain), "2012 National Report (2011 Data) to the EMCDDA: Spain: New Development, Trends and in-depth information on selected issues" (Madrid, Spain: DGPNSD, Dec. 2012), pp. 45-46.
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