Heavy drinking, by age group and sex (Percent)

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Heavy drinking, by age group and sex
(Percent)
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
  percent
Total, 12 years and over 16.7 17.2 17.3 19.0 17.4
Males 24.1 24.8 24.8 26.8 24.3
Females 9.6 9.9 10.1 11.4 10.7
12 to 19 years 13.6 14.0 13.8 13.2 11.3
Males 16.9 16.8 16.3 15.0 12.8
Females 10.3 11.2 11.2 11.3 9.8
20 to 34 years 29.6 30.1 30.7 33.9 31.7
Males 39.1 40.5 41.1 44.0 40.9
Females 19.9 19.7 20.2 23.5 22.6
35 to 44 years 16.7 16.9 17.1 20.3 18.7
Males 25.1 25.0 25.8 29.2 26.5
Females 8.4 8.8 8.3 11.6 10.9
45 to 64 years 14.3 15.4 15.5 16.5 14.6
Males 21.9 23.3 23.2 25.2 22.1
Females 6.8 7.5 7.9 7.9 7.2
65 years and over 4.3 4.5 4.3 4.8 5.2
Males 7.8 8.3 7.7 8.6 9.3
Females 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.7 1.8

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