Alcohol epidemiology, monitoring, and information system
Alcohol in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030 were adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015. Goal 3 of the SDGs is to Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Target 3.5 is: Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol. Within Target 3.5, there are the following two indicators: 3.5.1. Coverage of treatment interventions (pharmacological, psychosocial and rehabilitation and aftercare services) for substance use disorders. 3.5.2. Harmful use of alcohol, defined according to the national context as alcohol per capita consumption (aged 15 years and older) within a calendar year in litres of pure alcohol.
- World Health Statistics 2017: Monitoring health for the SDGs
- Annex A of World Health Statistics 2017
- World Health Statistics 2017 data visualizations dashboard
Alcohol in the Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) Global Monitoring Framework
The NCD Global Monitoring Framework was developed to enable global tracking of progress in preventing and controlling major noncommunicable diseases - cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lung diseases and diabetes - and their key risk factors including tobacco use, the harmful use of alcohol, physical inactivity, and unhealthy diets.
Global Information System on Alcohol and Health (GISAH)
Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health
Global Survey on Alcohol and Health
WHO has been collecting data on alcohol consumption and alcohol control policies from its Member States since 1996. The current survey instrument entitled "Global Survey on Alcohol and Health" includes three sections, namely alcohol policy, alcohol consumption, and surveillance. The information provided is essential for the preparation of the Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health and regional publications, as well as for updating the Global Information Systems on Alcohol and Health (GISAH) and regional information systems, as requested by the World Health Assembly Resolution on Public health problems caused by harmful use of alcohol.
Alcohol module in the STEPS survey
The WHO STEPwise approach to Surveillance (STEPS) is a simple, standardized method for collecting, analysing and disseminating data in WHO member countries. The STEPwise approach to risk factor surveillance questionnaire includes a module on alcohol consumption.
Alcohol and drug modules in the GSHS survey
The Global school-based student health survey (GSHS) is a collaborative surveillance project designed to help countries measure and assess the behavioural risk factors and protective factors in 10 key areas among young people aged 13 to 17 years.
International guide for monitoring alcohol consumption and related harm, 2000
To provide guidance to WHO Member States on epidemiological monitoring of alcohol consumption and related harm, WHO has published the international guide for monitoring alcohol consumption and related harm that in the longer term aims to improve the quality and comparability of alcohol-related data.