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Table 1 Prevalence of alcohol consumption in Canada 2008 according to age, gender

From: Mortality and potential years of life lost attributable to alcohol consumption in Canada in 2005

   Abstainers Former drinkers Current drinkers
Gender Age Percent 95% CI Percent 95% CI Percent 95% CI
Women 15-24 19.0 (13.4-24.5) 7.0 (3.2-10.7) 74.1 (67.9-80.3)
  25-34 10.4 (6.8-14.0) 11.9 (8.5-15.2) 77.8 (73.2-83.3)
  35-44 8.0 (5.4-10.5) 12.5 (9.5-15.5) 79.6 (75.8-83.3)
  45-54 8.0 (5.5-10.4) 14.9 (11.9-17.9) 77.2 (73.5-80.8)
  55-64 9.7 (7.2-12.2) 16.3 (13.3-19.3) 74.0 (70.4-77.6)
  65-74 12.9 (9.5-16.3) 19.0 (14.8-23.3) 68.0 (63.0-73.0)
  75+ 27.2 (21.8-32.5) 21.7 (16.8-26.5) 51.2 (45.2-57.1)
Men 15-24 13.1 (8.9-17.3) 3.4 (1.2-5.6) 83.5 (78.9-88.1)
  25-34 5.8 (2.3-9.3) 9.4 (4.7-14.0) 84.9 (79.3-90.4)
  35-44 5.3 (2.9-7.6) 8.6 (5.8-11.3) 86.2 (82.7-89.7)
  45-54 5.3 (3.1-7.5) 12.0 (8.8-15.1) 82.8 (79.1-86.4)
  55-64 3.7 (2.0-5.4) 17.7 (13.6-21.9) 78.5 (74.2-82.9)
  65-74 8.0 (4.2-11.8) 22.8 (16.7-28.9) 69.2 (62.5-75.8)
  75+ 7.5 (3.2-11.8) 20.0 (12.6-27.4) 72.5 (64.4-80.6)
Total   9.8 (8.9-10.7) 12.9 (11.9-13.8) 77.3 (76.1-78.6)
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