New report explores Canadian drinking habits

The Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI) recently released a report which explores statistics on deaths and injuries related to alcohol in Canada. The report says about 56,6000 Canadians were hospitalized with a condition entirely caused by alcohol in 2015-16. The report also reveals that high rates of heavy drinking and harm are dependent on a where you live in Canada, your sex, age, and the economic status of your neighbourhood. The CIHI found that Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories have the highest rates of alcohol sales and heavy drinking. Provinces in the west also have higher hospitalization rates from alcohol than the east, while all three territories (Nunavut, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories), have […]

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