10 Countries With the Biggest Drinking Problems

Alcoholism is a long-term disease influenced by genes and lifestyle with predictable symptoms, and according to the World Health Organization, many of the world’s countries have a significant percentage of people with drinking problems.

Here’s a roundup of the 10 countries with the highest prevalence of alcohol use disorders in adult males and females ages 15 and up, according to the WHO.

  1.  Russian FederationThe number-one country as far as alcohol use disorders go is the Russian Federation, where 16.29 of men report having an alcohol use disorder, as well as 2.58 percent of females.
  2.  HungaryIn Hungary, 15.29 percent of adult males reportedly have an alcohol use disorder, and so do 2.27 percent of adult females.
  3.  Republic of MoldovaIn the Republic of Moldova, an Eastern European country between Romania and Ukraine, 14.08 percent of adult males reported having an alcohol use disorder, as well as 2.15 percent of females.
  4.  Lithuania
    Lithuania neighbors Latvia and Belarus; it reports a 13.35 percentage rate of alcohol use disorders in adult males and a 1.98 percentage rate in adult females.
  5.  Republic of KoreaThe Republic of Korea, also known as South Korea, reports that 13.1 of adult males claimed an alcohol use disorder, as well as 0.41 percent of adult females.
  6.  LatviaLatvia, situated between Estonia and Belarus, reports an 11.54 percentage rate of alcohol use disorders in adult males and a 1.67 rate in adult females.
  7.  BelarusIn Belarus, 11.43 percent of adult males reported having an alcohol use disorder, as well as 1.69 percent of adult females.
  8.  EstoniaThis Northern European country has an 11.09 alcohol use disorder percentage rate in adult males and a 1.62 percentage rate in adult females.
  9.  NiueNiue is an island nation in the South Pacific. According to the WHO, 10.58 percent of adult males reported having an alcohol use disorder, as well as 0.34 percent of adult females.
  10. Colombia: In Colombia, 10.33 percent of adult males and 2.55 percent of adult females reported having an alcohol use disorder.

SOURCE:YAHOO.COM

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