Statistics shows significant drop in health damage from alcohol in Estonia

A significant reduction in the health damage caused by alcohol has taken place in Estonia in 2017 compared with 2016, as mortality numbers, the number of crimes committed by people under the influence of alcohol and of road accidents involving a drunk driver have all decreased, provisional figures by the National Institute for Health Development and the police suggest, cites LETA/BNS.

Compared with the first nine months of 2016, mortality from illnesses directly caused by alcohol has dropped by 15.5% among men and by 10.5% among women, or altogether by 14.5%, spokespeople for the Ministry of Social Affairs said on Tuesday.

Although the data is preliminary, it can be said already now that compared with last year the number of alcohol related deaths will be smaller by 10-15% this year, spokespeople for the ministry said.

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