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Alcohol mortality increased by almost 20% in Transbaikalia
In 2020, mortality from causes associated with alcohol use increased by 18,6%. Such results were summed up in the Rospotrebnadzor in Transbaikalia.
According to the press service of the department, just last year 206 cases of acute poisoning with alcohol-containing products were recorded in the region. This is 19,4% per 100 tf. population, in 2019 the same indicator was 35,5%. At the same time, fatal cases increased from 41,5% in 2019 to 60,2% in 2020.
In 73,3% of cases, the cause of poisoning is the use of alcohol in high doses. Surrogates, methanol or other unspecified alcohol caused poisoning in 7,7%, 8,2% and 8,2% of cases, respectively.