Prevalence of Alcohol Poisoning in Spain, 2011

"In regard to cases of alcohol poisoning, 19.3% of the age 15-64 population admitted having experienced some episode of drunkenness at some time within the last twelve months on being surveyed (25.9% males vs. 12.6% females). A total of 5.4% acknowledged having experienced drunkenness more than once a month within the last twelve months, whilst 13.9% had done so less often (Fig. 2.8). The comparison of these figures to those found for 2009 reveal a 0.6 percentage point rise in the number of individuals who had gotten drunk more than once a month within the last twelve months, totalling the highest figures since 1995.
"The group leading the acute alcohol poisoning prevalence is that of the males within the 15-34 age group, given that 41.3% of them have experienced drunkeness within the last 12 months compared to the 23.5% of females of the same age. The breakdown by both age and gender together shows a drop in 2011 of the prevalences of drunkenness in all of the categories studied (Fig. 2.9) as compared to 2009 in which they showed an overall increase."


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), pp. 45-46.