6 curious facts about the alcohol culture in Bulgaria – Novinite.com

how much to do Bulgarians know about alcohol?

Here are six curious facts about the nation alcohol Culture.

Nearly 11% of Bulgarians respondents believe it is permissible to give children small amounts of alcohol learn to to drink responsible when they grow up

As a nation that traditionally ranks in the top ten countries with the highest alcohol consumption per capita in the world, Bulgarians believe they have a high tolerance for alcoholic beverages, as well as a fairly good alcohol Culture. But what do we know and what do we know about the types of drinks, the level of alcohol their concentration, the effects of their mixture and the reasonable consumption of alcohol in general?

In recent months, the world leader in the production and distribution of alcoholic beverages, Diageo, has carried out a campaign in Bulgaria to raise awareness of responsibility alcohol consumption through a special DRINKiQ survey of 10 questions related to basic information about alcohol and its impact on the human body.

The DRINKiQ survey

Over 12,000 respondents in Bulgaria tested their knowledge, answering an average of 7 out of 10 questions. Here are some of the most interesting findings from the survey of Bulgarians:

1. Only 16% of respondents think they would get drunk faster than mixing beer, wine and spirits.

It turns out that most Bulgarians are aware that this is a common myth, as the effect is determined by how much you to drinknot by the type of alcohol.

2. Less than a quarter of respondents do not know that if a man and a woman of similar physique to drink the same amount of alcoholthey will be affected differently.

liver processes alcohol thanks to an enzyme called alcohol dehydrogenase or ADH. Women have less ADH enzyme in their body, so they can to drink the same amount, but feel the effects more strongly.

3. Nearly 70% of respondents do not know if a measure of the spirit alcohol (30 ml, 40%), small beer (250 ml, 5%), or a glass of wine (100ml, 13%) contains the most alcohol.

The truth is that the standard measure of the mind to drinkbeer or wine contains the same amount of alcohol. The effect on your body depends on how much you consume.

4. Nearly 11% believe that children can sometimes to drink less alcohol learn to to drink responsible when they grow up.

Despite this view, children and minors should never to drink alcohol.

5. Nearly 27% of respondents say drinking beer is healthier than a glass of wine or a cocktail of spirits.

The standard measure for an alcoholic drink, a mug of beer or a glass of wine contains the same amount of alcohol. The standard to drink is usually about 10-15 ml of alcohol. The effect on your body is determined by how much you to drinknot by what you drink.

6. 63% of Bulgarians interviewed know that if they to drink only wine and avoid beer and hard alcoholthey will not reduce caloric intake.

The calories depend on the strength of the alcoholThe quantity of alcohol and any other ingredients you add to the drink.

The campaign in other countries

The campaign was conducted in four other Eastern European countries: Hungary, Czech Republic, Croatia and Romania, with a total of 33,000 DRINKiQ surveys completed across the 5 markets (including Bulgaria). While most results are similar across countries, some still differ. For example, in the Czech Republic almost half, in Bulgaria more than half of the population knows that mixing beer, wine and the spirits will not intoxicate them any faster, which is a better result than the Hungarians’ DRINKiQ on this question.

An impressive 83% of Bulgarian respondents are aware that when they consume the same amount of alcohol, women will feel the effect more strongly than men, compared to Hungarians and Croats (73% each) and Romanians (72%). At the same time, 56% of Bulgarians know that a hot coffee, a cold shower or staying in the fresh air will not make them sober any faster, while respondents from other countries are more aware of this fact – Hungary (73%), Romania (58%), Croatia (64%).

Bulgarians gave the most correct answers to the question “How long does it take for the liver to process a measure of alcohol?”, Compared to all other markets – 29% responded “it takes an hour”, while only 17% of Hungarians and Croats, 18% of Romanians and 20% of Czechs answered correctly.

85% of respondents in the 5 markets say that with this information they are less likely to drive under the influence of alcoholand 77% already think they know more about alcohol and its effects on the body.


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Helen D. Jessen