Uso e abuso di alcol

Use and abuse of alcohol in Italy

In 2012 the percentage of population aged 14 and over who consumed at least one alcoholic drink during the year was 66.6%. This rate is stable compared to the previous year, but it has been decreasing during the last 10 years.

From 2002 to 2012 the number of daily consumers has fallen (-24.6%), especially among women (-32,6%). The number of people consuming alcohol at least once outside mealtimes has been increasing (from 23.1% in 2002 to 26.9% in 2012) as well as the number of occasional consumers (from 35.8% in 2002 to 42.2% in 2012).

The types of alcoholic drinks consumed change: the number of people consuming wine and beer only has had a decrease, while the number of those who consume alcoholic aperitifs, digestive liqueurs, spirits or liqueurs is stable.

For further details please see the Italian version

alcoholism, health, meals, statistics report, wine
Health statistics
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Year 2012
Date of publication
18 April 2013
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