Deaths caused by alcohol in the world - sources and methods
The data on alcohol abuse displayed on the Worldometers' counter is based on the latest statistics on worldwide deaths caused by alcohol published by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The harmful use of alcohol is a leading risk factor for premature death and disability in the world
According to WHO, worldwide alcohol causes 1.8 million deaths (3.2% of total) and 58.3 million (4% of total) of Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs). Unintentional injuries alone account for about one third of the 1.8 million deaths, while neuro-psychiatric conditions account for close to 40% of the 58.3 million DALYs.
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