Alcohol Consumption in U.S. Drops

The per capita consumption of alcohol among persons age 15 and older in the U.S. dropped from 10.5 liters in 1990 down to 8.1 in 2007, according to official statistics collected by the international Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). That's a decline of 23%.

Europeans are the highest consumers of alcohol in the world. The per capita consumption in most European countries is over 10 liters per year.

 

Source:

  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Health Data.
    Paris: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2008.

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