Table 1.5 Units consumed on heaviest drinking day, 2015/2016 combined, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over 2015/2016 combined
Alcohol units per day Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
% % % % % % % %
Men
Units consumed on heaviest drinking day (HDD)
Consumed over 4 units on HDD 43 44 42 43 47 35 14 40
Consumed over 8 units on HDD 33 33 26 27 26 15 4 25
Mean units on HDDa 12.1 10.1 8.4 8.6 8.3 5.9 3.6 8.4
SE of the mean 0.84 0.48 0.41 0.40 0.32 0.22 0.19 0.20
Women
Units consumed on heaviest drinking day (HDD)
Consumed over 3 units on HDD 39 36 35 38 36 22 7 32
Consumed over 6 units on HDD 26 23 17 19 13 5 1 15
Mean units on HDDa 9.3 7.4 6.0 5.9 4.8 3.7 2.5 5.9
SE of the mean 1.11 0.47 0.27 0.21 0.16 0.14 0.12 0.18
All adults
Units consumed on heaviest drinking day (HDD)
Consumed over 3 / 4 units on HDD 41 40 38 40 41 28 10 36
Consumed over 6 / 8 units on HDD 29 27 21 23 19 9 2 20
Mean units on HDDa 10.8 8.9 7.3 7.3 6.6 4.9 3.1 7.2
SE of the mean 0.67 0.37 0.26 0.25 0.20 0.15 0.12 0.15

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Table 1.5 - Continued
Aged 16 and over 2015/2016 combined
Alcohol units per day Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
Bases (weighted):
Men 562 698 653 799 689 554 363 4318
Male drinkers 317 453 422 529 469 371 194 2754
Women 546 755 699 872 739 619 505 4734
Female drinkers 288 383 371 503 444 290 161 2441
All adults 1108 1453 1351 1672 1428 1174 867 9052
All drinkers 605 837 793 1032 913 661 355 5195
Bases (unweighted):
Men 336 431 558 723 749 726 486 4009
Male drinkers 187 275 358 478 499 474 261 2532
Women 378 658 725 919 911 861 645 5097
Female drinkers 186 321 386 533 545 403 200 2574
All adults 714 1089 1283 1642 1660 1587 1131 9106
All drinkers 373 596 744 1011 1044 877 461 5106

a Those who had consumed alcohol in the past week

Table 1.6 Number of days on which adults drank alcohol in the past week, 2003 to 2016

Aged 16 and over and drank alcohol in past week 2003 - 2016
% who drank on >5 days / mean number of days drank alcohol in last weeka 2003 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
% % % % % % % % % %
Men
Number of days on which drank alcohol in the past weeka
Drank on >5 days 20 17 14 15 13 13 12 11 14 15
Mean number of days 3.3 3.1 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.9
SE of the mean 0.05 0.05 0.04 0.05 0.05 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.07
Women
Number of days on which drank alcohol in the past weeka
Drank on >5 days 13 10 9 10 10 10 9 8 8 10
Mean number of days 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.5
SE of the mean 0.05 0.05 0.04 0.04 0.05 0.06 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.08
All adults
Number of days on which drank alcohol in the past weeka
Drank on >5 days 17 14 11 13 12 12 11 10 11 13
Mean number of days 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.7
SE of the mean 0.04 0.04 0.03 0.04 0.04 0.05 0.04 0.05 0.05 0.06
Bases (weighted):
Men 2762 2160 2497 2307 2406 1551 1538 1437 1537 1330
Women 2472 1953 2199 2070 2152 1283 1285 1301 1370 1143
All adults 5234 4113 4696 4377 4557 2834 2823 2738 2907 2473
Bases (unweighted):
Men 2590 1967 2266 2057 2174 1405 1392 1346 1421 1214
Women 2609 2053 2346 2200 2256 1361 1354 1360 1410 1222
All adults 5199 4020 4612 4257 4430 2766 2746 2706 2831 2436

a Of those who drank alcohol in the last week


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