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Country Profiles in Alcohol Consumption

The World Health Organization has published the WHO Global Status Report on Alcohol 2004, an exhaustive review of drinking patterns and trends around the world. There's unfortunately very little evidence on rates of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, but it can be helpful to read the country profiles to learn about recent trends in total alcohol consumption, binge drinking, youth drinking, traditional alcoholic beverages, and unrecorded alcohol consumption.