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Chinese Culture Encourages Binge Drinking In Middle Aged Men

Dienstag 19. Juli 2011 von htm

A nationwide study confirms that binge drinking has reached epidemic proportions in China and argues that efforts to tackle the problem must address the country’s unique drinking culture.
In this study, published online today in the journal Addiction, binge drinking was defined as consuming 50g or more pure alcohol in one day for men (about five 330ml tins of beer), and 40g or more for women. The study found that of the almost 50,000 people surveyed across China, 55.6% of men and 15% of women were current drinkers, having had at least one drink in the previous twelve months. Among current drinkers, men averaged a daily intake of 47.8 grams of pure alcohol, with a median of 5.6 binges per year. Women fared a bit better, with an average daily intake of 19.1g and a median of 2.4 binges per year. 26% of male drinkers and 8% of female drinkers were classed as ‚frequent drinkers‘, drinking 5-7 days per week. …(Source: Medical News Today, 07/18/11)

Kategorie: Addiction, adults, Binge Drinking, consumption, Development, Gender, Global, Publications, Research, Statistics | Keine Kommentare »

Project Idea

Freitag 3. Juli 2009 von htm

Project Idea
– To reduce many problems which all are connected with alcohol consumption:
– Poverty
– Children and youth in families with alcohol problems
– Problems in partnership, domestic violence, divorce, children of divorced parents
– Criminality an violence, violence by youth, sexual violence, unintended pregnancy
– Drink driving, death and invalidity
– Alcohol on the work place, absenteeism, wrong decisions, economic damage
– Youth alcoholism, old age alcoholism, addiction, about 60 different deseases in connection with alcohol (WHO), a burden for hospitals, health and other insurence premiums, states taxes
– In total 6.5 Billion Swiss Francs each year and a terrible lot of human tragedies and harm

– New chances for youth in sports, fine arts, as well as for youth organizations, sports organizations, music teachers – if they keep to preventive basic ideas
– New chances for the marketing people to forget about unethical campaigns
– Possibilities for fruit- and winefarmers to compensate income losses as a result of a reduction in consumption
– All would have a profit in health, security, quality of life, financially

Here is the link to the details

Kategorie: Advertising, Alcohol industry, Alcohol taxes, Allgemein, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Project Idea, Sports, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

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