Heavy drinking, by age group and sex (Percent)
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|Total, 12 years and over||17.2||17.3||19.0||17.4||..|
|12 to 19 years||14.0||13.8||13.2||11.3||..|
|20 to 34 years||30.1||30.7||33.9||31.7||..|
|35 to 44 years||16.9||17.1||20.3||18.7||..|
|45 to 64 years||15.4||15.5||16.5||14.6||..|
|65 years and over||4.5||4.3||4.8||5.2||..|
| .. : not available for a specific reference period. |
Note: Population aged 12 and over who reported having 5 or more drinks on one occasion, at least once a month in the past 12 months.
A definition change was implemented in 2013 to conform with the World Health Organization (WHO) and Health Canada guidelines for heavy drinking. Heavy drinking refers to males who reported having 5 or more drinks, or women who reported having 4 or more drinks, on one occasion, at least once a month in the past year. While this indicator remains comparable for males to the 5 or more drinks indicator published in previous years, it is no longer comparable for females.
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM, table 105-0501 and Catalogue no. 82-221-X.
Last modified: 2014-06-12.
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