Zambian women hardest beer drinkers-WHO

Zambian women are the hardest drinkers in the world, says the World Health Organisation.

According to a report in the Washington Post, no nation has harder-drinking women in the world than Zambia.

“For instance, according to data compiled by the World Health Organization, no nation has harder-drinking women than Zambia, where 41 percent binge drink at least once a week.

“But, as you can see from the charts below, Zambia isn’t the only country that’s deep in its cups,” the report read.

Research findings have proved that alcohol – with the clear exception of some Muslim countries — spans class, culture and profession, but that every country had their own differences.

Tough economic times have meant fewer pints.

“Binge drinking has become less frequent, and the proportion of youth who don’t drink alcohol at all has risen sharply,” explained lead researcher Jonathan Shepherd.

“For people most prone to involvement in violence … falls in disposable income are probably an important factor,” he said.

Over the past year, the number of people seriously hurt by violence  plunged 12 per cent to roughly 235,000 cases.

Though the decrease mirrors trends across the Western world, a new study this week  -Rising-alcohol-prices-behind-drop-in-violence.aspx” said the real reason may be booze or the lack of it.