Number of juvenile coma drinkers has fallen sharply

Number of juvenile coma drinkers has fallen sharply / Health News

Number of juvenile comrinkers dropped


For years, one is worried in this country about a bad habit among young people: the so-called Komatrinken. In particular, many young men exaggerate it during puberty with their alcohol consumption enormously. It is pleasing that the trend seems to be declining. Thus, the number of young comatose drinkers fell significantly in 2013.

Number of juvenile drunkards dropped significantly
For years, the so-called coma drinking causes great excitement. Thousands of young people drink so much alcohol during puberty that they end up in a hospital. But there seems to be a turnaround. As the news agency dpa reports, in 2013 young men in particular shot less often with beer, schnapps and wine. Accordingly, the number of juvenile comasers in 2013 has dropped significantly compared to the previous year. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) said on Tuesday in Wiesbaden that nearly 23,300 children and adolescents aged between ten and 19 years had been hospitalized for acute alcohol abuse in a clinic. This is 12.8 percent less than in 2012.

Almost every fifth adolescent gets drunk monthly
Almost one in five young people in Germany gets drunk at least once a month, according to figures from the Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA). Here, young men disproportionately often resort to beer, schnapps and wine. Although Destatis estimates that their value dropped by 15.6 percent, 336 cases per 100,000 inhabitants continue to affect young men, especially those who are overly alcoholic. Statisticians recorded a drop of 6.7 percent to 253 cases per 100,000 inhabitants among girls and young women. Seventy percent (seven out of ten) of adolescents treated for alcohol in the hospital were under 18 years of age. High alcohol intake favors or causes many diseases, such as fatty liver or gastritis. It also increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack.

Almost one in four residents of Germany received inpatient treatment
It was reported that the data came from the 2013 Hospital Diagnostic Statistics. In 2013, according to the information, almost one in four inhabitants of Germany was treated full-time in a clinic. Altogether there were 19.2 million people. Thus, the number of treatment cases increased slightly by 0.6 percent to around 24,000 per 100,000 inhabitants. Cardiac insufficiency was the most common cause, with nearly 400,000 cases, followed by alcoholic and behavioral disorders (338,000 cases), including acute alcohol abuse. The average age of those treated was reported to be 55 years. (Ad)

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