Global Health Observatory (GHO) data

Global Information System on Alcohol and Health (GISAH)

Total alcohol per capita consumption, thumbnail

The Global Information System on Alcohol and Health (GISAH) is an essential tool for assessing and monitoring the health situation and trends related to alcohol consumption, alcohol-related harm, and policy responses in countries. The harmful use of alcohol results in the death of 3 million people annually. There are 230 different types of diseases where alcohol has a significant role. It also causes harm to the well-being and health of people around the drinker. In 2016, the worldwide total consumption was equal to 6.4 litres of pure alcohol per person 15 years and older. Unrecorded consumption accounts for 26% of the worldwide total consumption.

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Harmful use of alcohol

3 millionpeople died globally in 2016

Global status report on alcohol and health

Alcohol consumption

57%of adults abstained from alcohol
in the past 12 months, in 2016


National alcohol policy

46%of Member States reported having one
in 2016

Alcohol control policies
Data analysis and visualizations


GISAH full database

Regional information systems

Other information systems

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