In Sydney and Melbourne, 13 per cent of the inhabitants drinks a dangerous quantity whereas 16 per cent of Brisbane residents drink an excessive amount of.
A deep dive into the info revealed Lytton and Wynnum had the very best share of heavy drinkers throughout larger Brisbane, with 23 per cent consuming a dangerous quantity.
The areas with the bottom share of dangerous drinkers, all beneath 9 per cent, have been Algester, Calamvale, Runcorn, Inala and Richlands.
Regardless of having loads of bars, pubs and golf equipment wherein to down a pint, Fortitude Valley residents (15.2 per cent) ranked within the backside half of the desk.
However a couple of in 5 grownup residents residing in rich inner-west suburbs resembling Bardon, Ashgrove, Paddington and Milton are heavy drinkers.
Professor John Glover, director of the college’s public well being unit, stated dangerous ingesting was “not a type of issues that’s simply among the many deprived and the poor.”
“It’s the similar throughout Australia and it has seemed that approach for a very long time,” he stated.
He stated knowledge from the previous 15 years confirmed Queenslanders had all the time sat at, or above, nationwide averages for heavy ingesting.
“I’m certain the enterprise of humid climate performs into it,” Professor Glover stated.
The Nationwide Well being and Medical Analysis Council revised its pointers for dangerous ingesting in December.
It now suggests wholesome women and men drink not more than 10 commonplace drinks every week and not more than 4 commonplace drinks on any someday.
The danger of dying from alcohol-related illness and damage stays beneath 1 in 100 if individuals comply with that guideline.
“We’re not telling Australians how a lot to drink. We’re offering recommendation concerning the well being dangers from ingesting alcohol in order that we are able to all make knowledgeable choices in our day by day lives,” analysis council CEO Anne Kelso stated.
“In 2017 there have been greater than 4000 alcohol-related deaths in Australia, and throughout 2016-17 greater than 70,000 hospital admissions.
“Alcohol is linked to greater than 60 medical circumstances, notably quite a few cancers. So, all of us want to contemplate the dangers after we determine how a lot to drink.”
Public session on the new guidelines closes on February 24.
Lydia Lynch is a reporter for the Brisbane Instances