Table 2

Annual chronic disease deaths averted or delayed in counterfactual scenarios in which the median intake of alcohol in drinkers varies from 1 to 48 g/day

1234567812162024324048
Total−1482436380844284579442740733579867−2327−5661−9043−15 936−23 180−31 097
Men431847273931073164302727632414577−1543−3754−6015−10 725−15 873−21 758
Women−191589106913211415140013101165290−784−1907−3028−5211−7307−9339
Men under 75 years19532690293629302781254622561929441−1158−2793−4458−7952−11 850−16 430
Women under 75 years1170137714451421134012221080921208−539−1277−1995−3370−4682−5956
CVD−7150−4377−2639−1543−843−397−1204280−283−759−1259−2223−3108−3923
Cancer384635593267297026682360−11591728392−1050−2610−4304−8166−12 817−18 500
Liver disease35433514335631172828250721671816390−971−2221−3354−5301−6893−8208
  • A positive number indicates lives saved compared with 2006 mortality, a negative number denotes a net increase in mortality compared with 2006. Analysis assumes that the percentage of non-drinkers and the distribution of average consumption levels among drinkers remain constant.

  • CVD, cardiovascular disease.