There was a 9% increase (18,314 DALYs) in total burden attributable to all types of alcohol use between 2003 and 2015 which was driven by a 20% increase due to population growth. Among females, total attributable burden due to all types of alcohol use increased by 11% (6,216 DALYs) compared with a 9% increase (12,098 DALYs) among males.
Total burden attributable to alcohol dependence increased by 26% (24,511 DALYs) between 2003 and 2015 which was driven by a 21% increase due to population growth.
Total attributable burden due to current alcohol use and former alcohol use decreased by 7% (5,475 DALYs) and 2% (722 DALYs), respectively, between 2003 and 2015, due to changes in linked disease burden.
Among males, total burden attributable to former alcohol use increased by 2% (278 DALYs) between 2003 and 2015 compared with a 6% decrease (1,000 DALYs) among females.