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Table 4.8 AUDIT scores, 2016/2017 combined, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over 2016/2017 combined
AUDIT score Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
  % % % % % % % %
Men
Low risk drinking or abstinence (0-7) 62 66 77 78 82 87 92 76
Hazardous drinking (8-15) 33 30 19 20 14 12 7 21
Harmful drinking (16-19) 3 1 2 1 1 1 - 1
Possible alcohol dependence (20+) 2 2 1 2 2 0 1 2
Score of 8 or more 38 34 23 22 18 13 8 24
Score of 16 or more 5 3 4 2 3 1 1 3
Women
Low risk drinking or abstinence (0-7) 71 85 86 89 91 97 100 88
Hazardous drinking (8-15) 26 14 12 10 9 3 0 11
Harmful drinking (16-19) 2 0 1 0 0 0 - 1
Possible alcohol dependence (20+) 1 0 1 1 0 - - 1
Score of 8 or more 29 15 14 11 9 3 0 12
Score of 16 or more 3 1 2 1 1 0 - 1
All adults
Low risk drinking or abstinence (0-7) 66 76 82 84 87 92 97 83
Hazardous drinking (8-15) 30 22 15 15 12 7 3 16
Harmful drinking (16-19) 2 1 1 1 1 0 - 1
Possible alcohol dependence (20+) 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 1
Score of 8 or more 34 24 18 16 13 8 3 17
Score of 16 or more 4 2 3 2 2 0 0 2
Bases (weighted):
Men 472 566 511 595 547 411 261 3362
Women 455 592 543 665 562 478 359 3656
All adults 927 1158 1055 1260 1109 889 620 7018
Bases (unweighted):
Men 272 389 411 502 612 530 329 3045
Women 321 555 597 715 712 675 422 3997
All adults 593 944 1008 1217 1324 1205 751 7042

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