Indicator full name: Per capita alcohol consumption among people aged 15+ within a calendar year (liters of pure alcohol)
Unit: litres per capita
- Country (COUNTRY)
- Supranational group of countries (COUNTRY_GRP)
- Year of measure (YEAR)
Years data is available: 1960—2016
Last updated: 17 October 2019
- San Marino
- WHO European Region
- Members of the European Union
- Members of the EU before May 2004 (EU15)
- Members of the EU after May 2004 (EU13)
- Commonwealth of Independent States
- Central Asian Republics Information Network members (CARINFONET)
- South-eastern Europe Health Network members (SEEHN)
- Nordic countries
Health 2020 core indicators were agreed by the WHO European Region Member States for monitoring progress towards the Health 2020 targets. Some of these indicators are based on official WHO sources and other are based on non-WHO sources, such as UNESCO and UNDP. Data from WHO sources can be accessed and queried at national level, while data from non-WHO sources is available in aggregated form, for groups of Member States.
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The joint monitoring framework (JMF) is used for reporting on indicators under three monitoring frameworks: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Health 2020 and the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) 2013–2020. The Regional Committee for Europe adopted the JMF in September 2018.
The majority of JMF indicators in the Gateway are linked to existing databases in the Gateway.
EUR/RC68/10 Rev.1 Briefing note on the expert group deliberations and recommended common set of indicators for a joint monitoring framework
EUR/RC68(1): Joint monitoring framework in the context of the roadmap to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, building on Health 2020, the European policy for health and well-being
Developing a common set of indicators for the joint monitoring framework for SDGs, Health 2020 and the Global NCD Action Plan (2017)
European Health Information Initiative:
The European Health Statistics App:
(3) 1.1.c. Total (recorded and unrecorded) per capita alcohol consumption among people aged 15 years and over within a calendar year (litres of pure alcohol), reporting recorded and unrecorded consumption separately, if possible
APC is part of a core set of indicators whose purpose is to monitor the magnitude, pattern and trends of alcohol consumption in the adult population. It is an agreed indicator in the comprehensive global monitoring framework for noncommunicable diseases.
The total (sum of recorded and unrecorded) APC is the amount of alcohol consumed per adult (aged 15 years and over) within a calendar year, in litres of pure alcohol. Recorded alcohol consumption refers to official statistics (production, import, export and sales or taxation data), while unrecorded alcohol consumption refers to alcohol that is not taxed and is outside the usual
system of governmental control. In circumstances in which the number of tourists per year is at least the number of inhabitants, the tourist consumption is also taken into account and is deducted from the country’s recorded adult per capita consumption. Numerator: amount of recorded alcohol consumed per adult (15 years and over) during a calendar year, in litres of pure alcohol. Denominator: mid-year resident population (15 years and over) for the same calendar year, as estimated by the UN World population prospects, medium variant
The Health 2020 indicator definition is total (recorded + unrecorded) alcohol consumption, but the Health for all database only contains data on recorded consumption. The data presented here therefore reflect recorded consumption only.