Sunday 29 March 2020

Educated Dutch among most likely in Europe to drink regularly

Well-educated Dutch and Belgian citizens are more likely than almost anyone in Europe to drink alcohol at least once a week, according to a study published on Tuesday.

The social research institute SCP compared people’s drinking habits and other healthy living trends against their levels of education. The findings were not unsurprising.

A person living with a highly educated partner is likely to drink more alcohol but smoke less. People at the lower end of the educational scale had a greater chance of being overweight and having a risky lifestyle.

The study, which was carried out in association with Radboud university in Nijmegen, covers smoking, alcohol consumption, fruit consumption, vegetable consumption, body movements and obesity. has been free for 13 years, but now we are asking our readers to help. Your donation will enable us to keep providing you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch.
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