Table 6

Reported frequency of having a drink containing alcohol across age groups: response to AUDIT Question 1

Base: All respondents

18-24

years

(n=94)

25-29

years

(n=67)

30-39

years

(n=64)

40-64

years

(n=34)

Total

(n=259)

%

(no)

%

(no)

%

(no)

%

(no)

%

(no)


Drink frequency (allocated scores1)

Never (0)

10

(9)

[-]

(α)

28

(18)

[-]

(α)

15

(38)

Monthly or less (0.25)

29

(27)

[-]

(α)

28

(18)

[-]

(α)

29

(75)

2-4 times a month (0.5)

14

(13)

15

(10)

13

(8)

18

(6)

14

(37)

2-3 times a week (2.5)

32

(30)

13

(9)

13

(8)

24

(8)

21

(55)

4 or more times a week (4)

16

(15)

19

(13)

19

(12)

41

(14)

21

(54)


Mean (SD)

1.6

(1.5)

1.3*

(1.6)

1.2*

(1.6)

2.4*

(1.6)

1.5

(1.6)


1 Means derived by allocating scores from 0, never, to 4, 4 or more times a week

α Indicates values that have been suppressed due to the potential risk of disclosure and to help maintain prisoner confidentiality

* The mean difference is significant at P < .05

MacAskill et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:865   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-865

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