Alcohol harm in New Zealand

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Source: Hawkes Bay District Health Board 

DEATHS AND OTHER HARM FROM ALCOHOL

More than 800 New Zealanders die each year from their drinking; that is more than 2 per day.

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ALCOHOL VS. OTHER RISK FACTORS

Of all drugs in society, alcohol causes the most harm. For New Zealanders aged 18-49 years, it is the leading risk factor causing death.

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ALCOHOL HARM TO OTHERS

There are many innocent victims when it comes to alcohol harm. More New Zealanders are harmed by the drinking of others, than from their own drinking.

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ALCOHOL HARM TO PACIFIC PEOPLE

Pacific People also suffer significant harm from their drinking. Again, the political, physical, social and economic environment play major roles in these inequities.

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ALCOHOL HARM TO MAORI

Maori suffer significant harm from their drinking. The political, physical, social and economic environment play major roles in these inequities.

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