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Binge drinking is emerging as a major hazard for the young in some countries, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Tuesday in its first probe into alcohol abuse.Over the past 20 years, alcohol consumption in OECD countries has declined by 2.5 percent on average, the 34-nation club of rich economies said.In 2012, the average per-capita consumption in the OECD was 9.1 liters (16 pints) of pure alcohol per capita, it said.The report cited binge drinking among young people and alcohol abuse by women.r Most alcohol in the OECD is drunk by the heaviest-drinking 20 percent of the population.r The proportion of children aged 15 and under who have not yet drunk alcohol fell during the 2000s from 33 to 30 percent of boys, and from 50 to 31 percent of girls.
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