Pinoys heaviest beer drinkers in SE Asia–DOH study

Filipinos are the heaviest drinkers of alcoholic beverages in Southeast Asia, according to study by the Department of Health (DOH) released Thursday.

The study’s findings showed that 11% of the population aged 15 to 74 regularly drink alcoholic beverages at an average rate of about four or more days in a week. The study also said that 24% of Filipinos aged 15 to 19 years old are regular teen drinkers.

The report also revealed that on a per capita basis, beer ranks third among the top three items that average Filipinos most commonly purchase, next only to infant milk and cellular phone loads.

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