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Table 1.10: True standard errors and 95% confidence intervals for alcohol variables

  2016
% (p) / Mean Sample size (un-weighted) True standard error 95% confidence interval Design Factor
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Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption level
Men Non-drinker 13 1869 0.9 10.9 14.4 1.22
Moderate (up to and including 14 units) 53 1869 1.6 49.5 55.6 1.41
Hazardous/harmful (over 14 units) 35 1869 1.5 32.1 37.8 1.39
Women Non-drinker 19 2395 1.0 17.5 21.6 1.23
Moderate (up to and including 14 units) 63 2395 1.2 61.0 65.8 1.20
Hazardous/harmful (over 14 units) 17 2395 1.0 15.2 19.1 1.25
Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption level (mean units per adult drinker)
Men Mean number of alcohol units usually consumed per week 16.9 1587 0.80 15.3 18.5 1.50
Women Mean number of alcohol units usually consumed per week 8.8 1889 0.37 8.0 9.5 1.27
Mean units per adult drinker on heaviest drinking day
Men Mean number of alcohol units usually consumed per week 8.3 1170 0.27 7.7 8.8 1.40
Women Mean number of alcohol units usually consumed per week 6.1 1198 0.28 5.6 6.7 1.55

Table 1.10: - Continued

  2016
% (p) / Mean Sample size (un-weighted) True standard error 95% confidence interval Design Factor
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Drinks more than 4 units on heaviest drinking day
Men Drinks more than 4 units on heaviest drinking day 39 1839 1.6 36.5 42.6 1.36
Drinks more than 8 units on heaviest drinking day
Men Drinks more than 8 units on heaviest drinking day 24 1839 1.4 21.7 27.1 1.37
Drinks more than 3 units on heaviest drinking day
Women Drinks more than 3 units on heaviest drinking day 32 2391 1.2 29.8 34.5 1.25
Drinks more than 6 units on heaviest drinking day
Women Drinks more than 6 units on heaviest drinking day 17 2391 1.1 14.5 19.0 1.48

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