Prevalence of Alcohol Use in Spain 2011

"Drinking alcoholic beverages is spread throughout practically all of Spain’s society. Thus, in 2011, a total of 90.9% of Spain’s population within the 15-64 age range had drunk an alcoholic beverage at some time in their lives, 76.6% of the population having admitted drinking alcoholic beverages sometime within the last 12 months and 62.3% having done so within the last 30 days. For all of the time frequencies included, alcoholic beverage use was lower in 2011 than in 2009 (-3.3, -2.1 and -1.0 percentage points, respectively), the year in which the levels of use had rallied for all of the time periods. In 2011, daily alcohol use dropped by 0.8 percentage points compared to 2009, down to 10.2%, thus recouping 2007 levels (Fig. 2.6 and Table 2.12)."


Government Delegation of National Plan on Drugs (Reitox National Focal Point for Spain), "2012 National Report (2011 Data) to the EMCDDA: Spain: New Development, Trends and in-depth information on selected issues" (Madrid, Spain: DGPNSD, Dec. 2012), p. 41.