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  1. The costs of the detrimental effects of alcohol abuse have grown faster than alcohol consumption in Finland.

    Article - En anglais

    Between 1980 and 1990 alcohol consumption in Finland grew on average by 2.4% per year, and most of the detrimental effects of alcohol abuse grew faster.

    The real costs from nearly all alcohol-related detrimental effects grew during the 1980s on average by 1.7-2.4% annually, depending on the item.

    As a result of the volume and cost development the direct detrimental effects of alcohol abuse grew from FIM 1.0-1.3 billion in 1980 to FIM 2.8-3.7 billion in 1990 : i.e. a real increase of 51-56% in the direct costs of detrimental effects.

    The indirect costs of detrimental effects (production losses, value of life lost through premature death), was FIM 9.9-18.1 billion in 1990.

    In 10 years the distribution of the costs of direct detrimental effects changed markedly, in particular regarding health and social costs : the share of health costs decreased 6 percentage points, while that of social costs increased 10 percentage points.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Consommation, Boisson alcoolisée, Alcoolisme, Complication, Analyse coût, Economie santé, Coût social, Santé mentale, Finlande, Europe, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Consumption, Alcoholic beverage, Alcoholism, Complication, Cost analysis, Health economy, Social cost, Mental health, Finland, Europe, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0253938

    Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 01/03/1996.