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WHO Study: Vietnamese Women Outdrink Russian Men

Well, this is a bit of a shocker. While it’s no secret that Vietnam is one of Asia’s leading beer consumers, according to a recent WHO study, Vietnamese women outdrink Russian men.

The data, illustrated in the Global Post graph below, indicates that 23% of Vietnamese female drinkers binge at least once a week, compared to 22% of Russian and Vietnamese men.

The data counts ‘drinkers’ as those who have imbibed at least one drink in the past 12 months and ‘bingeing’ as about 6 'standard drinks' in one sitting.

We’re no statisticians but something about these numbers seems a bit off.

[Global Post // Roger Riera]

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