Assam tops list for highest number of female boozers compared to other states

Guwahati: Women in Assam have topped the chart among alcohol consumers in India while women in Nagaland occupy the second lowest along with Goa, Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka.

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Women of Nagaland shared the second position along with Goa, Himachal Pradesh, and Karnataka with only 0.1% of those between the age of15-54 years in alcohol consumption, revealed the Health and Family Welfare Statistics in India 2019-2020.

With zero per cent, Chandigarh and Lakshadweep is the lowest, while Assam is on top of the chart with 26.3 % of women consuming alcohol.

As per reports on indicators of alcohol consumption and tobacco use, between 15 and 54 age who consume alcohol, Lakshadweep has the lowest rate with 4.9% and 5.4% respectively.

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UP’s consumption is second lowest among the nine states surveyed (Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Assam), with Rajasthan recording the lowerst prevelence at 3.4%. The survey, conducted by the Registrar General of India (RGI) across 284 districts in these states that account for about 48% of the total population, 59% of all infant deaths, 75% of under five deaths and 62% of maternal deaths in the county, also found that men from Chhattisgarh love their drink, recording the highest percentage prevalence at 31.6%, followed by Jharkhand (24.6%) and Assam (23.8%).

When it comes to women, however, no one could beat the Assamese.

The indicators also revealed, in Nagaland, 22.3% of men aged between 15-49 and 38.8% of men aged between 15-49 years consume alcohol, while Assam has the highest percentage of men aged 15-54 years who consume alcohol with 59.4% and Arunachal Pradesh has the highest with 59.9% of men aged 15-49 who consume alcohol.

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Ironically, among the 0.1% of women who consume alcohol, Nagaland has the highest percentage of women who consume alcohol about once a week with 65.5%, and men from Goa have the highest percentage with 59.3%. The report also stated that in Nagaland, 46.4% of men from among those who consume alcohol drink have the highest percentage with 59.3%. The report also stated that in Nagaland, 46.4% of men from among those who consume alcohol drink about once a week.

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