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Belgium

Belgian Culture Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > All drinks 10.77 2005 35th out of 187
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Beer 5.49 2005 10th out of 187
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Homemade and illegal drinks 1 2005 96th out of 187
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Legal sources 9.77 2005 31st out of 187
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Other alcoholic drinks 0.03 2005 84th out of 187
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Spirits 0.62 2005 106th out of 187
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Wine 3.55 2005 19th out of 187
Food and drink > Alcohol > Litres of pure alcohol drunk per year 10.63 2003 17th out of 178
Food and drink > Beer consumption 844 million L 2014 21st out of 40
Food and drink > Fast food > McDonalds > First outlet date March 21, 1978 2012
Food and drink > Fast food > McDonalds > First outlet location Brussels 2012
Food and drink > Fast food > McDonalds > First outlet notes see McDonald's Belgium u 2012
Food and drink > Milk consumption per capita 238.47 kg 2007 22nd out of 99
Happy Planet Index 45.4 2009 64th out of 143
Pets > Animal cropping (legal status) Banned 2001
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Anti-discrimination laws All 2014
Sexuality > Homosexuality > LGBT individual may petition to adopt a child Yes 2014
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Legality of homosexual acts Legal since 1795 (as part of France) UN decl. sign. 2014
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Recognition of gay relationships Yes (since 2000) 2014
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex adoption Yes (since 2006) 2014
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex couple may jointly petition to adopt a child Yes 2014
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex couples are allowed to foster or stepchild foster Yes 2014
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex marriage Yes (since 2003) 2014
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex partner may petition to adopt partner's child Yes 2014
Sexuality > Sexually experienced 15-year-old boys 24.6% 2012 12th out of 24
Sexuality > Sexually experienced 15-year-old girls 23% 2012 8th out of 24
Smoking > Cigarettes per adult per year 1,455 2014 31st out of 184
Smoking > Tobacco vending machine legal status Sales prohibited to under 16s. Machines need to be locked/unlocked by a responsible adult. 2008
Tobacco > Purchase age 16 2014 81st out of 88
World Heritage Sites 11 2014 18th out of 140

SOURCES: Global status report on alcohol and health, World Health Organisation, 2011. p. 273 ff.; Global status report on alcohol and health, World Health Organisation, 2011. p. 273 ff.; Global status report on alcohol and health, World Health Organisation, 2011. p. 273 ff. ; Global status report on alcohol and health, World Health Organisation. p. 273 ff. ; World Health Organization. Source tables; Per Capita Beer Consumption by Country in 2012, Kirin Holdings Company. Table 3.; Wikipedia: List of countries with McDonald's restaurants (Countries and territories with a McDonald's outlet); Wikipedia: List of countries by milk consumption per capita ("Countries by milk consumption per capita" . "Countries by consumptions per capita" .); http://www.happyplanetindex.org/data/; Wikipedia: Cropping (animal) (Status by country); Wikipedia: LGBT rights by country or territory (Australasia); Wikipedia: LGBT adoption (European laws on adoption by same-sex couples); Wikipedia: LGBT rights by country or territory (Central Asia); Wikipedia: LGBT rights in Asia (Central Asia); Wikipedia: LGBT rights by country or territory (Central Europe); Wikipedia: Virginity (Prevalence of sexually experienced 15-year-olds based on self-reports) (Godeau, Emmanuelle; Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse; Vignes, Ce´line; Ross, Jim; Boyce, Will; Todd, Joanna. "Contraceptive Use by 15-Year-Old Students at Their Last Sexual Intercourse Results From 24 Countries" . Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 162 (1) . Retrieved 14 January 2012 ., See here and pages 47-49 for views on what constitutes virginity loss and therefore sexual intercourse or other sexual activity; source discusses how gay and lesbian individuals define virginity loss, and how the majority of researchers and heterosexuals define virginity loss/"technical virginity" by whether or not a person has engaged in penile-vaginal sex. Laura M. Carpenter (2005). Virginity Lost: An Intimate Portrait of First Sexual Experiences . NYU Press . pp. 295 pages. ISBN 0-8147-1652-0 . Retrieved October 9, 2011 . A. Leigh, Jennifer (June 27, 2009). "Male Virginity Myths" . Psychology Today . Retrieved October 9, 2011 ., Bozon, Michael. 'At what age do women and men have their first sexual intercourse? World comparisons and recent trends'. Population and Societies 391 (2003) 1–4.); http://www.nuigalway.ie/hbsc/documents/godeau_2008_contraceptive_use_apam_1621_6673.pdf, Emmanuelle Godeau, Saoirse Nic Gabhainn, Celine Vignes, Jim Ross, Will Boyce, Joanna Todd, ARCH PEDIATR ADOLESC MED/VOL 162 (NO. 1), JAN 2008. p 2.; Wikipedia: List of countries by cigarette consumption per capita (List); Wikipedia: Cigarette machine (Tobacco vending machine prevalence by country) ("Japanese smokers to face age test" . BBC . 2008-12-06 . Retrieved 2008-03-07 .); Wikipedia: Smoking age; Wikipedia: Table of World Heritage Sites by country (Table of World Heritage Sites)

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Belgium Culture Profiles (Subcategories)

Food and drink 13 Sexuality 11