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Young Brits party harder than Stockholmers: study

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Young Brits party harder than Stockholmers: study
Young Swedes may not drink as much as people think. File photo: Mikeal Miettinen/Flickr
06:28 CET+01:00
Young adults in Stockholm drink less when they are out partying compared to their counterparts in the UK, a new report has found.

As part of the study, the blood-alcohol levels of 795 people in Stockholm between the ages of 18 and 30 were measured on Friday and Saturday nights, yielding an average of 0.74 per mille.

In a European comparison, the Stockholm results were about average. But young Brits out on the town proved to have markedly higher blood-alcohol levels: 1.3 per mille for men and 1.0 for women, the Dagens Nyheter (DN) newspaper reported.

The findings come from a comparison of blood-alcohol levels across Europe compiled by Stad (Stockholm Prevents Alcohol and Drug Problems), a partnership between the Stockholm County Council and Karolinska Institutet.

Daniel Müller, project leader for Stad, was surprised by Stockhoklmers' comparatively low blood-alcohol levels, explaining the report doesn't support the notion that Swedes drink more than other Europeans.

"We don't really have the same binge drinking culture that we used to have," he told DN.

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