DESK REVIEWS | Amount of alcohol consumed per capita (15+)

DESK REVIEW | Amount of alcohol consumed per capita (15+)

The proportion of the population aged 18 years and over who consumed alcohol at least once a week in 2013 was 24.0%. Among men, this proportion was 36.3% and among women it was 13.0%. Besides, 30.5 % of people with university degree consumed alcohol compared with 19.0% of people with less than 4 years of education. Among age groups, those aged 18-24 years represented 27.1% of the population consuming alcohol, people between 25-39 years old accounted for 28.5%, those between 40 and 59 years old for 23.4% and those with 60 years and older represented 14.2% (Brazilian Ministry of Health, 2013b).


Brazilian Ministry of Health. (2013b). Pesquisa Nacional de Saúde 2013: Percepção do estado de saúde, estilos de vida e doenças crônicas.

According to the World Health Organisation’s Global Health Observatory, the amount of alcohol consumed per capita (15+) in India in 2018 was 3.09 litres (World Health Organization, 2018).


World Health Organization. 2018. Global Health Observatory-Alcohol recorded per capita (15+) consumption (in litres of pure alcohol). World Health Organization. Available from:

No data was found regarding the amount of alcohol consumed per capita.

An estimated 3.3% of the population aged 10 and over were reported to consume alcoholic drinks, although only 0.8% were reported to be heavy drinkers (Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia, 2018).


Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia. (2018). Riset Kesehatan Dasar 2018. Jakarta: Lembaga Penerbit Badan Penelitian dan Pengembangan Kesehatan. Available at:

Kenyans (aged 15 years and above) who are current drinkers for the past one year consume 3.4 litres (5.9 and 0.9 for males and females respectively) of alcohol per capita revealing a higher consumption of alcohol among men compared to women (World Health Organization (WHO), 2018).


World Health Organization (WHO). (2018). Global status report on alcohol and health 2018. Geneva, Switzerland.


According to data reported by the OECD (OECD, 2016a), the number of litres of alcohol consumed per capita by individuals 15 years and older in Mexico was 4.0 in 2014 and 4.4 in 2016.


OECD. (2016a). OECD iLibrary | Alcohol consumption.