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Daily alcohol consumption in France halved in 20 years

According to a new study, 18% of French men and 6% of French women now consume alcohol on a daily basis, marking a reduction of 50% in the past 20 years. However, the statistics also show that underage drinking is a growing problem for France.
The recent report ‘L’état de santé de la population en France - Édition 2015’ produced by La Direction de la recherche, des études, de l’évaluation et des statistiques (DREES), revealed that adult alcohol consumption is decreasing nationwide. On average, 12% of French adults drink wine, beer or spirits every day, compared to 23% in 1995.
In terms of provincial alcohol consumption, the Nord Pas de Calais, Pays de la Loire, Midi Pyrénées and Languedoc Roussillon regions are home to the most prolific drinkers. The Ile de France is one of the areas where people consume the least amount of alcohol.
The report show that 11.2% of 17-year-olds drink alcohol more than 10 times every month. Teenage boys were found to be the worst with 15.2% of those interviewed admitting to drinking excessively.

www.drees.sante.gouv.fr/l-etat-de-sante-de-la-population-en-france-edition-2015,11406.html

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