Czechs are the second-heaviest drinkers, tied with France, in both the European Union and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), according to OECD health statistics released recently. Lithuania was first in both cases.
But health officials warn that this achievement is a warning sign and that alcohol is a significant burden on the Czech healthcare system.
Czechs drank 11.7 liters of alcohol, compared to Lithuania’s 13.2 liters. The analysis counted the amount of pure alcohol in spirits, wine, beer and other beverages with higher than 0.5 percent content consumed by people 15 years old and higher, using figures from 2016.
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