The new estimate of 400,000 “alcoholics” in New Zealand – around 10 per cent of our 4.4 million population – was tallied up by Professor Doug Sellman from the National Addiction Centre at the University of Otago.
How many people are alcoholics?
In Great Britain, 56.9% of Opinions and Lifestyle Survey respondents aged 16 years and over in 2016 drank alcohol, which equates to 29 million people in the population. 7.8 million people “binged” on alcohol on their heaviest drinking day.
What age group drinks the most alcohol NZ?
Young people aged 18 to 24 years had the highest rate (30.4%) of hazardous drinking, with men aged 18 to 34 years having a particularly high rate, at over 40%.
Is drinking a problem in NZ?
In 2019/20, one in every five (or 20.9%) New Zealanders had a hazardous drinking pattern. This equates to 838,000 NZ adults aged 15+ years.
How often do New Zealanders drink?
This totals 36 million litres of pure alcohol per year or 8.7 litres per person aged over 15 years. This means that every New Zealander drinks an average of almost 2 standard drinks per day.
Who is the drunkest country?
- Spain (10 Litres of pure alcohol consumed per capita per year)
- South Korea (10.2)
- Denmark (10.4)
- Laos (10.4)
- Greece (10.4)
- Cook Islands (10.6)
- Australia (10.6)
- New Zealand (10.7)
What is the average age of death for an alcoholic?
People hospitalized with alcohol use disorder have an average life expectancy of 47–53 years (men) and 50–58 years (women) and die 24–28 years earlier than people in the general population.
Who drinks the most in NZ?
4 in 5 adults (79%) consumed alcohol in the past year (2017/18 data). Alcohol consumption is highest in men (83%), those identifying as European/Other (85%) or Māori (80%), and people living in the least deprived neighbourhoods (86%).
What age group drinks the most?
Binge drinking is most common among younger adults aged 18–34 years, but more than half of the total binge drinks are consumed by those aged 35 and older. Binge drinking is twice as common among men than among women.
What is heavy drinking NZ?
For this study, ‘heavy drinking’ was defined as eight or more alcoholic drinks per week for women and 15 or more drinks per week for men. ‘Binge drinking’ for women was having four or more drinks in one sitting, and for men, five or more drinks in one sitting.
What country drinks the most alcohol?
Belarus consumes the most alcohol in the world of 14.4 liters per person per year.
What is a standard drink in NZ?
One standard drink in New Zealand contains 10 grams of pure alcohol. The standard drink measure is a simple way for you to work out how much alcohol you are drinking. The law requires all bottles, cans and casks of alcoholic drinks to be labelled with how many standard drinks they contain.
Is it OK to be an alcoholic?
Risks of heavy alcohol use
Excessive drinking can increase your risk of serious health problems, including: Certain cancers, including breast cancer and cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus and liver. Pancreatitis. Sudden death if you already have cardiovascular disease.
Why can’t you buy spirits in NZ supermarkets?
Why do supermarkets in New Zealand not sell spirits? As Lynne Chamberlain has stated, it’s because of our liquor licensing laws. It’s only in the last 20 or so years that the laws were amended to allow supermarkets to sell wine and beer.
What is the most popular drink in New Zealand?
Beer is the most popular alcoholic drink in New Zealand, accounting for 63% of available alcohol for sale.
How much alcohol can I drink and drive NZ?
In New Zealand, the alcohol limit for drivers aged 20 years and over is 250 micrograms (mcg) of alcohol per litre of breath and the blood alcohol limit is 50 milligrams (mg) per 100 millilitres (ml) of blood. If you are under 20, the alcohol limit for drivers is zero.