Table 3.5: Number of days on which adult drinkers drank alcohol in the past week, 2003 to 2018

Base: Aged 16 and over and drank alcohol in past week 2003 - 2018
% who drank on >5 days / mean number of days drank alcohol in last weeka 2003 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
% % % % % % % % % % % %
Men Drank on >5 days 20 17 14 15 13 13 12 11 14 15 13 13
Mean number of days 3.3 3.1 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.9 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 0.07 0.07
Women Drank on >5 days 13 10 9 10 10 10 9 8 8 10 9 9
Mean number of days 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.5 2.4 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 0.06 0.06
All adults Drank on >5 days 17 14 11 13 12 12 11 10 11 13 11 11
Mean number of days 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.7 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 0.05 0.05
Unweighted bases Men 2590 1967 2266 2057 2174 1405 1392 1346 1421 1214 963 1230
Women 2609 2053 2346 2200 2256 1361 1354 1360 1410 1222 1055 1298
All adults 5199 4020 4612 4257 4430 2766 2746 2706 2831 2436 2018 2528
Weighted bases Men 2762 2160 2497 2307 2406 1551 1538 1437 1537 1330 1090 1373
Women 2472 1953 2199 2070 2152 1283 1285 1301 1370 1143 965 1178
All adults 5234 4113 4696 4377 4557 2834 2823 2738 2907 2473 2055 2550

a Of those who drank alcohol in the last week


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