According to statistics, women caught up with men on the level of use of alcoholic beverages. This tells the scientists from the University of New Young Wales.
One century ago, men drank on average 2.2 times more alcohol. Analysis of the results obtained in the course of 68 studies on the level of alcohol in 46 countries showed that the beginning of the 21st century, women have almost caught up with men and began to drink no less than them. The problem of female alcoholism in medicine is more acute than men's to alcoholism.
Drinking men to date is only 10% more than drinking and women. Alcoholics men a little more – only 20%. "Historically, alcohol-related disorder was considered a male phenomenon. This study raises doubts about this approach," say the authors.