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Mexico: National Addiction Survey release results for 2011

According to the 2011 National Addiction Survey (ENA 2011) in Mexico, during 2008, a total of 61.3% of Mexicans aged between 12-65 years old had consumed alcohol, rising to 71.3% during 2011, whilst the overall number of people with alcohol dependency rose from 5% in 2008 to 6.2% in 2011. Alcohol consumption amongst adolescents rose from 31.7% in 2008 to 42.9% during 2011, whilst alcohol dependency in this age bracket rose from 2.7% to 4.1% in this same period. ENA 2011 has discovered that the most popular alcoholic drink in the country is beer, followed by liquors such as brandy, tequila, rum, whisky, cognac and vodka. The central and northern Mexican regions are the most affected, whilst alcohol consumption is lowest in the south. Alcohol dependency rates amongst men have increased from 8.3% in 2002 to 10.8% in 2011, whilst amongst women, the levels have risen from 0.6% to 1.8%.

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