Here’s a roundup of the 10 countries with the highest prevalence of alcohol use disorders in adult males and females ages 15 and up, according to the WHO. The percentage rate for males with alcohol use disorders is generally much higher than that for women – according to the CDC, men are more likely than women to drink excessively and pursue other risky behaviors when combined with excessive drinking.
Lithuania neighbors Latvia and Belarus; it reports a 13.35 percentage rate of alcohol use disorders in adult males and a 1.98 percentage rate in adult females. One expert speculates that certain historical and societal factors affect the countries with the highest rates of alcohol consumption and that some don’t have many public awareness efforts about its effects.
The number-one country as far as alcohol use disorders go is the Russian Federation, where 16.29 of men report having an alcohol use disorder, as well as 2.58 percent of females. This country is also interestingly the one with the second-highest percentage of females with an alcohol use disorder, ranking only behind Australia.