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Statistics by Country for Alcoholism

Prevalance of Alcoholism:

estimated 15.1 million people: 15.1 million alcohol-abusing or alcohol-dependent individuals and 4.6 million are women (NWHIC); nearly 14 million Americans (NIAAA)

Prevalance Rate for Alcoholism:

approx 1 in 18 or 5.55% or 15.1 million people in USA [about data]

Extrapolation of Prevalence Rate of Alcoholism to Countries and Regions:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATION ONLY! NOT BASED ON COUNTRY-SPECIFIC DATA SOURCES. The following table attempts to extrapolate the above prevalence rate for Alcoholism to the populations of various countries and regions. These prevalence extrapolations for Alcoholism are only estimates, based on applying the prevalence rates from the US (or a similar country) to the population of other countries, and therefore may have very limited relevance to the actual prevalence of Alcoholism in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Prevalence Population Estimated Used
Alcoholism in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 16,302,193 293,655,4051
Canada 1,804,665 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 5,826,801 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Alcoholism in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 15,152 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 792,783 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 297,545 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Alcoholism in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 216,394 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Alcoholism in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 10,220,319 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 878,462 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 2,348,870 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 343,711 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 1,529,114 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 1,388,832 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Alcoholism in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 300,522 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 289,482 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 16,319 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 498,877 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Alcoholism in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 3,345,910 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 574,481 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 3,354,432 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 220,368 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 25,686 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 1,791 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 905,900 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 3,345,910 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 161,991 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Alcoholism in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 453,819 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 69,181 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 4,575,778 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 556,944 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 1,856 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 2,144,330 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 301,087 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 111,666 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 413,632 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Alcoholism in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 572,385 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 74,482 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 128,033 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 200,291 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 7,992,677 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 2,649,832 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Alcoholism in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 436,811 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Georgia 260,580 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Portugal 584,244 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 2,236,175 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Alcoholism in Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Greece 591,094 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Italy 3,223,043 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Alcoholism in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 196,788 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 22,628 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 417,358 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 249,642 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 113,254 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 1,241,061 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 600,996 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Alcoholism in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 152,738 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Alcoholism in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 840,698 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 389,244 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 1,466,166 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Alcoholism in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 72,105,146 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 380,560 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 7,068,854 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 24,719 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 1,260,048 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 2,677,683 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 1,262,950 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Alcoholism in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 3,824,625 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Alcoholism in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 1,582,928 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 7,846,475 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 121,331 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 59,127,083 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 8,837,738 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 1,105,029 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Alcoholism in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 56,583 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 13,237,645 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 336,869 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 1,305,843 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 4,787,682 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 241,705 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 3,600,990 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 4,589,001 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Alcoholism in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 73,556 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 3,747,420 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 1,408,668 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 344,136 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 311,504 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 125,327 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 209,691 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 1,432,053 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 1,000,201 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 140,114 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 128,305 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 1,111,674 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Alcoholism in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 4,225,636 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 312,635 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 2,173,298 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Alcoholism in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 166,435 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 1,152,320 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 188,230 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 630,676 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 985,405 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 602,453 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 326,642 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Alcoholism in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 207,762 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 529,529 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 3,237,452 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 457,367 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Alcoholism in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 3,960,228 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 1,830,992 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 461,027 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 2,002,459 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 1,465,047 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Alcoholism in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 609,471 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 91,001 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 2,467,543 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 64,910 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 612,087 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 203,842 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Alcoholism in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 1,105,472 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 221,715 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 300,905 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

About extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Alcoholism:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATED STATISTICS ONLY! Not based on data sources from individual countries. These statistics are calculated extrapolations of various prevalence or incidence rates against the populations of a particular country or region. The statistics used for prevalence/incidence of Alcoholism are typically based on US, UK, Canadian or Australian prevalence or incidence statistics, which are then extrapolated using only the population of the other country. This extrapolation calculation is automated and does not take into account any genetic, cultural, environmental, social, racial or other differences across the various countries and regions for which the extrapolated Alcoholism statistics below refer to. The extrapolation does not use data sources or statistics about any country other than its population. As such, these extrapolations may be highly inaccurate (especially for developing or third-world countries) and only give a general indication (or even a meaningless indication) as to the actual prevalence or incidence of Alcoholism in that region. These statistics are presented only in the hope that they may be interesting to some people.

About prevalence and incidence statistics in general for Alcoholism:

The word 'prevalence' of Alcoholism usually means the estimated population of people who are managing Alcoholism at any given time (i.e. people with Alcoholism). The term 'incidence' of Alcoholism means the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Alcoholism diagnosed each year (i.e. getting Alcoholism). Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.



Footnotes:
1. US Census Bureau, Population Estimates, 2004
2. US Census Bureau, International Data Base, 2004
 

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