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Table 1 Age, sex distribution of study population, and alcohol quantity and frequency by year-proportion (95% CI) standardised to 1994 study population

From: Drinking in transition: trends in alcohol consumption in Russia 1994-2004

  1994 1995 1996 1998 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Males
Respondents-age (%)          
18-29 898 (23.0) 781 (23.0) 774 (23.2) 844 (24.5) 934 (26.4) 1,045 (26.8) 1,112 (27.3) 1,158 (28.0) 1,161 (28.0)
30-39 935 (24.0) 772 (22.7) 751 (22.5) 754 (21.9) 704 (19.9) 777 (19.9) 753 (18.5) 808 (19.5) 830 (20.0)
40-49 805 (20.6) 702 (20.7) 703 (21.1) 708 (20.6) 747 (21.1) 818 (21.0) 886 (21.8) 874 (21.1) 858 (20.7)
50-59 572 (14.7) 509 (15.0) 482 (14.4) 456 (13.3) 427 (12.1) 465 (11.9) 516 (12.7) 539 (13.0) 586 (14.2)
60 and over 691 (17.7) 634 (18.7) 627 (18.8) 679 (19.7) 722 (20.4) 797 (20.4) 807 (19.8) 758 (18.3) 707 (17.1)
Total 3,901 3,398 3,337 3,441 3,534 3,902 4,074 4,137 4,142
Frequency of drinking alcohol (% and 95% confidence interval)
Every day 2.6 (2.3-2.8) 3.4 (3.1-3.6) 3.0 (2.8-3.3) 2.4 (2.1-2.6) 3.4 (3.1-3.7) 3.3 (3.0-3.6) 4.4 (4.0-4.7) 3.4 (3.1-3.7) 3.1 (2.8-3.4)
4-6 times/week 2.8 (2.6-3.1) 3.1 (2.9-3.4) 3.1 (2.8-3.3) 2.3 (2.0-2.5) 3.4 (3.1-3.7) 3.9 (3.6-4.3) 4.2 (3.9-4.6) 3.5 (3.2-3.8) 3.3 (3.0-3.6)
2-3 times/week 13.2 (12.7-13.6) 13.7 (13.2-14.2) 13.6 (13.1-14.1) 10.1 (9.6-10.5) 13.3 (12.8-13.8) 15.1 (14.5-15.7) 15.5 (15.0-16.1) 15.4 (14.8-16.0) 15.0 (14.5-15.6)
once/week 19.3 (18.7-19.8) 18.6 (18.0-19.1) 19.2 (18.6-19.8) 16.5 (15.9-17.0) 18.1 (17.5-18.7) 17.4 (16.8-18.0) 17.9 (17.3-18.5) 17.8 (17.2-18.4) 17.7 (17.1-18.3)
2-3 times/month 22.7 (22.1-23.3) 22.8 (22.2-23.4) 21.4 (20.8-22.0) 24.5 (23.8-25.1) 20.7 (20.1-21.3) 21.0 (20.4-21.6) 17.4 (16.8-18.0) 18.8 (18.1-19.4) 17.3 (16.7-17.9)
once in last month 13.5 (13.0-13.9) 11.2 (10.7-11.6) 10.4 (10.0-10.8) 13.2 (12.7-13.6) 10.3 (9.9-10.8) 9.2 (8.7-9.6) 7.3 (6.9-7.7) 7.7 (7.3-8.1) 7.1 (6.7-7.6)
None 26.0 (25.4-26.6) 27.3 (26.6-27.9) 29.3 (28.7-29.9) 31.2 (30.5-31.9) 30.7 (30.0-31.4) 30.2 (29.4-30.9) 33.2 (32.5-34.0) 33.5 (32.7-34.3) 36.4 (35.6-37.2)
Heavy drinking spirits - any frequency (% and 95% confidence interval)
> = 160 g 22.7 (22.1-23.2) 22.9 (22.4-23.5) 20.6 (20.0-21.1) 19.2 (18.6-19.8) 18.5 (17.9-19.1) 17.4 (16.8-18.0) 16.9 (16.3-17.5) 14.6 (14.0-15.1) 12.6 (12.1-13.1)
80-<160 g 28.4 (27.8-29.0) 27.2 (26.5-27.8) 27.2 (26.6-27.9) 26.9 (26.3-27.5) 25.2 (24.5-25.8) 26.7 (26.0-27.4) 23.9 (23.2-24.6) 25.2 (24.5-25.9) 23.9 (23.3-24.6)
Frequent, heavy drinking spirits - more than weekly (% and 95% confidence interval)
> = 160 g occasion & > wkly 7.2 (6.8-7.6) 7.4 (7.0-7.8) 7.3 (7.0-7.7) 5.0 (4.7-5.3) 6.8 (6.4-7.1) 8.0 (7.6-8.4) 8.2 (7.7-8.6) 6.6 (6.2-7.0) 6.0 (5.6-6.3)
80-<160 g occasion & > wkly 6.8 (6.4-7.1) 6.8 (6.4-7.2) 7.3 (6.9-7.7) 5.1 (4.8-5.4) 6.1 (5.7-6.5) 7.8 (7.4-8.3) 7.6 (7.2-8.0) 7.7 (7.2-8.1) 7.6 (7.1-8.0)
Females          
Respondents-age (%)          
18-29 1,006 (20.3) 903 (20.0) 946 (21.1) 983 (21.5) 1,097 (22.9) 1,279 (23.6) 1,299 (23.3) 1,346 (23.7) 1,319 (23.2)
30-39 1,030 (20.8) 869 (19.3) 812 (18.1) 781 (17.1) 755 (15.7) 846 (15.6) 881 (15.8) 917 (16.2) 961 (16.9)
40-49 853 (17.2) 829 (18.4) 819 (18.3) 877 (19.2) 938 (19.5) 1,042 (19.2) 1,055 (18.9) 1,041 (18.3) 1,024 (18.0)
50-59 740 (14.9) 633 (14.1) 623 (13.9) 580 (12.7) 592 (12.3) 664 (12.3) 724 (13.0) 806 (14.2) 856 (15.1)
60 and over 1,333 (26.9) 1,272 (28.2) 1,276 (28.5) 1,358 (29.7) 1,419 (29.6) 1,585 (29.3) 1,612 (28.9) 1,569 (27.6) 1,518 (26.7)
Total 4,962 4,506 4,476 4,579 4,801 5,416 5,571 5,679 5,678
Frequency of drinking alcohol (% and 95% confidence interval)
Every day 0.5 (0.5-0.5) 0.6 (0.5-0.6) 0.5 (0.4-0.5) 0.3 (0.2-0.3) 0.6 (0.6-0.7) 0.6 (0.5-0.6) 0.6 (0.6-0.7) 0.7 (0.6-0.7) 0.7 (0.6-0.7)
4-6 times/week 0.3 (0.3-0.4) 0.4 (0.3-0.4) 0.4 (0.3-0.4) 0.3 (0.3-0.3) 0.4 (0.3-0.4) 0.5 (0.5-0.6) 0.5 (0.4-0.5) 0.7 (0.6-0.7) 0.7 (0.6-0.7)
2-3 times/week 1.9 (1.8-2.0) 2.2 (2.1-2.3) 2.3 (2.2-2.4) 1.9 (1.8-2.0) 2.6 (2.5-2.7) 3.5 (3.3-3.6) 3.2 (3.1-3.3) 3.3 (3.2-3.4) 3.4 (3.3-3.5)
once/week 5.9 (5.8-6.0) 7.1 (6.9-7.2) 6.0 (5.9-6.2) 6.0 (5.8-6.1) 6.4 (6.2-6.5) 7.9 (7.8-8.1) 9.2 (9.0-9.4) 8.5 (8.3-8.7) 7.8 (7.6-8.0)
2-3 times/month 16.4 (16.2-16.6) 16.3 (16.1-16.5) 15.4 (15.1-15.6) 15.8 (15.6-16.0) 17.3 (17.1-17.6) 16.9 (16.6-17.1) 16.6 (16.3-16.8) 17.4 (17.2-17.7) 17.4 (17.1-17.6)
once in last month 19.8 (19.6-20.0) 17.8 (17.6-18.0) 18.9 (18.7-19.1) 18.7 (18.5-19.0) 16.7 (16.4-16.9) 16.2 (15.9-16.4) 14.9 (14.6-15.1) 14.5 (14.3-14.8) 14.3 (14.1-14.5)
None 55.2 (54.9-55.4) 55.6 (55.3-55.9) 56.6 (56.3-56.9) 57.0 (56.7-57.3) 56.1 (55.8-56.4) 54.5 (54.2-54.8) 55.0 (54.7-55.4) 54.9 (54.6-55.2) 55.8 (55.4-56.1)
Heavy drinking spirits - any frequency (% and 95% confidence interval)
> = 160 g 1.5 (1.4-1.6) 2.3 (2.2-2.4) 1.8 (1.7-1.9) 1.7 (1.6-1.7) 1.4 (1.3-1.5) 1.7 (1.6-1.7) 1.3 (1.3-1.4) 1.1 (1.0-1.1) 1.1 (1.0-1.2)
80-<160 g 7.2 (7.1-7.4) 7.7 (7.5-7.8) 7.0 (6.9-7.2) 7.4 (7.2-7.5) 6.1 (6.0-6.3) 7.1 (6.9-7.3) 7.2 (7.0-7.4) 6.8 (6.7-7.0) 6.8 (6.7-7.0)
Frequent, heavy drinking spirits - more than weekly (% and 95% confidence interval)
> = 160 g occasion & > wkly 0.2 (0.2-0.3) 0.6 (0.5-0.6) 0.4 (0.4-0.5) 0.3 (0.3-0.4) 0.4 (0.4-0.4) 0.6 (0.6-0.7) 0.5 (0.5-0.6) 0.3 (0.3-0.4) 0.3 (0.3-0.4)
80-<160 g occasion & > wkly 0.7 (0.7-0.8) 0.7 (0.7-0.8) 0.7 (0.7-0.8) 0.5 (0.5-0.6) 0.6 (0.5-0.6) 0.9 (0.8-0.9) 1.3 (1.2-1.3) 1.0 (0.9-1.1) 1.0 (0.9-1.1)