Date PostedOctober 28, 2018

Study Reveals Number of Alcohol Deaths Globally


According to a new study from the World Health Organisation (WHO), alcohol is responsible for 3 million deaths worldwide.

Five percent of deaths on the planet are linked to alcohol and three quarters of those killed are male.

In other words 7.5 per cent of male deaths globally can be attributed to alcohol and 2.5 per cent of female deaths.

The study revealed that the most vulnerable are young people between the ages of 20-39 with a 13.5 per cent total mortality linked to alcohol use.

Researchers estimated that 237 million men and 46 million women drink excessively or abuse alcohol.

These statistics highlight the importance of enforcing Responsible Service of Alcohol to minimise alcohol harm in Australia. Find out more about RSA training here.


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Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning, OH&S training, and web strategy firm based in Little Edward St. Spring Hill, Brisbane, Australia. Urban E-Learning provides compliance related online , Distance and Face-to-Face training products in the construction, hospitality and heavy vehicle transport sectors, to name a few. Examples include the White Card Construction induction course and the RSA - Responsible Service of Alcohol course. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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