Western Turkey tops in alcohol consumption
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
DAILY NEWS photoAlcohol consumption is highest in the west of Turkey’s Marmara region, with 20 percent of population using alcohol and overall alcohol consumption is more common among men, according to data released by the Health Ministry.
The rate of alcohol consumption is highest in the west of the Marmara region with 20 percent, followed by the Aegean region with 18.8 percent, and Istanbul coming third with 17.6 percent of consumption, according to research conducted among 18,477 people over 15 years old in 81 provinces.
A total of 23 percent of the male population use alcohol, while this rate is lower among women, only 4 percent.
The lowest figures for alcohol use are seen in the Southeastern Anatolia with 4.7 percent of people using alcohol, the Middle Eastern part of Anatolia with 5.5 percent and central Anatolia with 6.8 percent.
The highest numbers of alcohol use in a degree dangerous to health is seen in central Anatolia with 13 percent.