Atheistic Denmark and alcoholism

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"Denmark has one of the highest alcohol consumption rates in Northern Europe."[1] As a result, there is risk of increased morbidity and mortality in the population."[2]

In 2005, Denmark was ranked the third most atheistic country in the world and the website adherents.com reported that in 2005 43 - 80% of Danes are agnostics/atheists/non-believers in God.[3] Denmark has the highest rate of belief in evolution in the Western World.[4]

The Danish news organization Jyllands-Posten wrote in 2011:

Denmark has been criticised for its dangerously high rates of teen drinking in a new World Health Organisation (WHO) report.

The report presents the drinking habits of Europeans on a nation-by-nation basis and makes specific policy recommendations to countries – like Denmark – where high alcohol consumption is linked to high rates of disease and alcohol-related accidents.

In respect to Denmark, WHO researchers worried especially about how early Danes begin drinking and how much they drink. The latest studies show that on average Danish youth drink nearly twice as much alcohol as other Europeans their age.[5]

In 2008, a medical journal article entitled Alcoholic cirrhosis in Denmark – population-based incidence, prevalence, and hospitalization rates between 1988 and 2005: A descriptive cohort study reported that "Denmark has one of the highest alcohol consumption rates in Northern Europe."[6]

The abstract for the medical journal article Acceptance and expectance: Cultural norms for alcohol use in Denmark which was published in 2011 indicates: "Alcohol consumption levels in Denmark are high with the risk of increased morbidity and mortality in the population."[7]

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  1. BMC Gastroenterology, Alcoholic cirrhosis in Denmark – population-based incidence, prevalence, and hospitalization rates between 1988 and 2005: A descriptive cohort study, BMC Gastroenterology, 2008
  2. Acceptance and expectance: Cultural norms for alcohol use in Denmark
  3. Top 50 Countries With Highest Proportion of Atheists / Agnostics(Zuckerman, 2005)
  4. Photo: Evolution Less Accepted in U.S. Than Other Western Countries, Study Finds
  5. WHO concerned about Danish kids’ drinking habits, Jyllands-Posten, News in English 22.09.2011 kl. 14:36
  6. BMC Gastroenterology, Alcoholic cirrhosis in Denmark – population-based incidence, prevalence, and hospitalization rates between 1988 and 2005: A descriptive cohort study, BMC Gastroenterology, 2008
  7. Acceptance and expectance: Cultural norms for alcohol use in Denmark