Sikkim has the most women drinkers

Women in Sikkim consume more alcohol than other states in the country reports National Health Survey.

While Sikkim topped the list with 23% women consuming alcohol, the 6.9% figure in Assam is quite high when compared to other northeastern states. Manipur is the only close contender with 6.1%, while Tripura and Meghalaya recorded 4.8% and 2.1% respectively. The states of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka and Punjab recorded 0.4%, 0.2%, 5%, 4.2%, 0.3%, 0.1%, 1%, and 0.1% respectively. In Assam, the survey gathered information from 24,542 households, 28,447 women and 3,860 men. The survey, carried out in 26 states and Union Territories, also revealed that women in rural pockets of Assam consumed more alcohol than their urban counterparts.

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