SSB: Adolescents drank less frequently, and adults drank more often during the pandemic in Norway

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The proportion of young people aged 16–24 who drank alcohol every week has fallen in the past year, new Statistics Norway (SSB) figures show. Adults and the elderly, on the other hand, drank a little more often.

35% drank alcohol every week in the past year, a survey from the SSB shows. Men drank a little more often and a little more than women. 43% of men stated that they drank weekly, compared with 27% of women.

The figures show that there has been a decrease in the proportion of young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who drank alcohol regularly in the last 12 months. 17% of young people between the ages of 16 and 24 drank alcohol weekly in the past year. The proportion amounted to 25% in 2020.

In the older age groups, an increase has been registered. According to the SSB, it is natural to link the pandemic to the development.

“More people probably drank alcohol in their own homes during this period,” the SSB writes.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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