Rapport commission européenne - baromètre alcool 2007

Pages: 80 (19754 mots) Publié le: 18 avril 2011
on Special Eurobarometer
European Commission

Attitudes towards Alcohol
Fieldwork October - November 2006 Publication March 2007

Report

Special Eurobarometer 272b / Wave 66.2 – TNS Opinion & Social

This survey was requested by Directorate General SANCO and coordinated by Directorate General COMMUNICATION
This document does not represent the point of view of the European Commission.The interpretations and opinions contained in it are solely those of the authors.

Special EUROBAROMETER 272

Alcohol

Table of content

PRESENTATION ............................................................................................ 2

1. Alcohol drinking habits ........................................................................ 3 1.1. Frequency of alcohol consumption...................................................... 3 1.2. Amount of alcohol consumption .........................................................10 1.3. Gender differences in alcohol consumption pattern ...............................14

2. Responsibility for and prevention from alcohol related harm............. 15 2.1. Who is responsible for protection from the harmful effects of alcoholconsumption? ............................................................................................15 2.2. Does price influence alcohol-drinking habits? .......................................17 2.3. EU citizens’ view on warnings on alcohol bottles and adverts .................23

3. Alcohol consumption and special groups ........................................... 25 3.1. Alcohol consumptionand drivers .......................................................25 3.2. Alcohol consumption and young people ..............................................31

CONCLUSION.............................................................................................. 35

ANNEXES Technical note Questionnaire Tables

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Special EUROBAROMETER 272

Alcohol

PRESENTATION One of today’s majorlife-style related health determinants is alcohol. Europe is the continent where per capita alcohol consumption is the highest in the world. In established market economies such as the EU Member States the burden of disease and injury attributable to alcohol is estimated to be situated between 8 and 10%.1 For this reason, combating harmful and hazardous alcohol consumption is not only a publichealth priority in several Member States but also at the European Union level. Nevertheless, health problems constitute only one dimension of detrimental impacts caused by harmful alcohol consumption and thus negative social consequences have also to be considered: violence, hooliganism, crime, family problems, social exclusion, problems at the workplace and drink driving. All these are areas wherepolitical action is needed both at the national and at the European level. In order to obtain a picture of EU citizens’ alcohol drinking habits and their attitudes towards measures potentially influencing alcohol related harm, the Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General of the European Commission commissioned a poll on these issues. Interviews were conducted face-to-face in peoples’homes, in their national language, between the 6th of October and the 8th of November 2006. The countries surveyed include the twenty-five Member States of the European Union, the two acceding countries (Bulgaria and Romania), one of the two candidate countries (Croatia) as well as the Turkish Cypriot Community (TCC). The methodology used is that of the Standard Eurobarometer polls, managed by theCommission’s Directorate-General for Communication (Unit: “Opinion polls and Media Monitoring”). In the annex, a technical note details the interview techniques used by the institutes of the TNS Opinion & Social network, as well as statistical levels of confidence. In this report, we will analyse first EU citizens’ alcohol drinking habits in terms of frequency and the amount consumed. Secondly, we...
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