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Table 6 Reported frequency of having a drink containing alcohol across age groups: response to AUDIT Question 1

From: Assessment of alcohol problems using AUDIT in a prison setting: more than an 'aye or no' question

Base: All respondents 18-24
years
(n=94)
25-29
years
(n=67)
30-39
years
(n=64)
40-64
years
(n=34)
Total
(n=259)
  % (no) % (no) % (no) % (no) % (no)
Drink frequency (allocated scores1)           
   Never (0) 10 (9) [-] ( α ) 28 (18) [-] ( α ) 15 (38)
   Monthly or less (0.25) 29 (27) [-] ( α ) 28 (18) [-] ( α ) 29 (75)
   2-4 times a month (0.5) 14 (13) 15 (10) 13 (8) 18 (6) 14 (37)
   2-3 times a week (2.5) 32 (30) 13 (9) 13 (8) 24 (8) 21 (55)
   4 or more times a week (4) 16 (15) 19 (13) 19 (12) 41 (14) 21 (54)
   Mean (SD) 1.6 (1.5) 1.3* (1.6) 1.2* (1.6) 2.4* (1.6) 1.5 (1.6)
  1. 1 Means derived by allocating scores from 0, never, to 4, 4 or more times a week
  2. α Indicates values that have been suppressed due to the potential risk of disclosure and to help maintain prisoner confidentiality
  3. * The mean difference is significant at P < .05