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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Health Survey for England 2011: latest figures on reported consumption

Findings from the the Health Survey for England 2011 have been released, including chapter 6: drinking patterns and chapter 7: drink diary. See here for the trend tables, trend commentary and press release.

The report broadly reflects known general consumption patterns. Young adults are more likely to drink heavily (binge) on a single occasion, but drink on fewer days in the week. Adults over 45 are more likely to drink on most days, but tend to drink less per day. Those from higher socio-economic groups are more likely to drink above the guidelines and do so more regularly. Men drink significantly more than women across most age groups. > > > >  Read More