Monday, 23 October 2017

Young Irish topped EU binge-drinking table






5.17 EU: Persons with heavy episodic drinking1 at least once a week, 2014






Irish people aged 18 to 24 had the highest rates of binge drinking in the European Union, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
The data, released on Wednesday, showed more than a quarter of men and more than 15 per cent of women aged 18 to 24 in Ireland engaged in binge drinking at least once a week in 2014.
Binge drinking is defined as six or more standard drinks in one session, equivalent to three pints of beer or six pub measures of spirits.
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