Crime rates in Yucatán are among the lowest in Mexico but the same cannot be said for alcohol abuse.
According to Mexico City based newspaper El Universal, the number of people treated for severe alcohol intoxication in the Yucatán is far higher than any other Mexican state.
More than 7,000 people received medical treatment for severe intoxication in the state during the first 10 months of the year, a significantly larger number than the state average of 1,122 cases.
Most of the incidents in Yucatán— 6,717 — were men, compared to just 808 women.
However, the numbers are down from last year, although the state led the country then, too.
There were 11,492 cases in 2015; Jalisco came next, trailing far behind with 3,923. Guanajuato was third with 2,884 cases, followed by Mexico City with 2,721.
The figures were released by the federal Health Secretariat.
Yucatán has also been leading the way in terms of ailments related to alcohol consumption. At present there are 135 reported cases of cirrhosis of the liver, 19 more than last year.
The newspaper El Universal reported that the majority of motor vehicle accidents in Mexico are caused by driving under the influence of alcohol.
– Source: http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/
more recommended stories
Mérida and San Francisco outline projects to multiply the areas of opportunity
“As a Municipality, we work in.
On the issue of the Cuban doctors in Mexico, AMLO literally said: “Conservatives go to hell!”
Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president of.
Yucatan and Campeche, the states with the highest honey production in Mexico
Within the framework of World Bee.
Is Yucatan ‘running out’ of priests?
“In Yucatan there are around 150.
AMLO meets privately with the owner of Calica
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador held.
Playa del Carmen “suffers” the massive arrival of sargassum
The massive arrival of sargassum on.
IPN student reported missing in Mexico City
Mexico City authorities have searched for.
Tropical waves and possible hurricanes are approaching Mexican territory (CONAGUA)
Significant rains are forecast over the.
Owner of a school in Monterrey arrested for placing video cameras in the girls’ bathroom
A 73-year-old man who owns a.
Massacre in Celaya hotel leaves 11 dead and four injured; Guanajuato
Eleven people dead and at least.