Heavy drinking, by age group and sex (Number of persons)

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Heavy drinking, by age group and sex
(Number of persons)
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
  number of persons
Total, 12 years and over 4,650,444 4,868,047 4,935,024 5,444,504 5,042,829
Males 3,297,862 3,445,757 3,478,695 3,786,583 3,473,266
Females 1,352,582 1,422,290 1,456,329 1,657,921 1,569,563
12 to 19 years 457,214 470,470 455,435 428,422 362,839
Males 289,159 287,385 274,222 249,695 210,236
Females 168,054 183,085 181,213 178,728 152,603
20 to 34 years 1,943,362 1,985,869 2,030,022 2,304,571 2,183,912
Males 1,296,731 1,336,815 1,364,644 1,513,329 1,408,248
Females 646,631 649,055 665,379 791,242 775,663
35 to 44 years 797,323 807,233 806,959 931,950 865,481
Males 598,153 597,664 611,136 661,189 614,261
Females 199,170 209,569 195,823 270,761 251,220
45 to 64 years 1,276,204 1,411,740 1,451,238 1,559,461 1,381,041
Males 967,986 1,062,626 1,074,581 1,184,381 1,038,209
Females 308,218 349,115 376,657 375,080 342,831
65 years and over 176,342 192,735 191,370 220,100 249,556
Males 145,832 161,267 154,112 177,990 202,311
Females 30,509 31,468 37,258 42,110 47,245

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