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New study shows Icelandic men drink considerably more than women

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  • Bottoms up Icelandic men outpace women in terms of how often they drink. 35 % of men say they get drunk (consuming more than 5 alcoholic beverages a night) at least once a month, compared to 18 % of women. Photo/Vísir

A recent study shows that Icelandic men drink considerably more than Icelandic women, reports Mbl.is. It also shows that women eat healthier than men. The study was conducted by Capacent for the Directorate of Health (Landlæknisembættið).

Men outpace women in terms of how often they drink. 35 % of men say they get drunk (consuming more than 5 alcoholic beverages a night) at least once a month, compared to 18 % of women.

Read more: Study: Icelandic teenagers spend more time with parents, consume less alcohol, drugs

The survey also revealed that fewer Icelanders smoke today in comparison to 2014. 10 % of adults aged 18 and older smoke these days, compared to 14 % in 2014. Women consume more fruit and vegetables than men. One third of Icelandic women eat fruits or vegetables at least twice a day, while only one fifth of men consumed fruits or vegetables that often.

The survey showed that three in four Icelanders describe their mental health or emotional wellbeing positively. However, 31 % of women reported they suffered from stress, compared 23 % of men. 64 % of women and 60 % of men said they had been very happy in 2015. 

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