PANAMA has the second-highest rate of alcohol consumption in the region says the World Health Organization (WHO).
Every Panamanian man older than 15 years consumes on average 11.2 liters of alcohol a year, while women drink 4.7 liters. The world consumption average is 9.6 liters in men and 2.9 liters in women.
The report notes that, in the Americas, alcohol consumption is, on average, higher than in the rest of the world.
The leader of the region says the WHO, is Belize, which ranks first per capita among men with 14.5 liters. and 2.5 liters among women. In third place is Nicaragua, where consumption among males is 8.7 liters, and females 1.5 liters.
One in every five drinkers (20 percent) has episodes of excessive alcohol consumption says the report. The global average, is 16 percent.
...While the Panamanian literacy rate is #2 as well. As in the second lowest literacy rate in the Americas. Only Haiti fares worse. Goes to show where the priorities are here. Get sh-tfaced, pawn your microwave and toaster, and then piss away the kids' school money on stupid, drunken carnavales. Bread and circus.
The report says that Panamanian women are number 1 in the region. Don't know why the headline didn't report that, instead of men being #2.
This supports the ever increasing death rates on Panamanian roadways.
I'm doing my part to help.
I'm betting on the Irish having a larger consumption then the rest of the world...I never met an Irish person who didn't drink.