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Table 1 Alcohol consumption in urban and rural adults (Sri Lanka, 2005 – 2006)

From: Prevalence, patterns and correlates of alcohol consumption and its’ association with tobacco smoking among Sri Lankan adults: a cross-sectional study

Sector Category number Current drinking %, (95% CI) Former drinking %, (95% CI)
Urban Male 312 57.6 (51.2-63.9) 16.0 (10.9-21.2)
Female 487 2.9 (1.1-4.8) 1.6 (0.5-2.8)
All 799 29.5 (25.7-33.3) 8.6 (5.9-11.3)
Rural Male 1466 45.7 (41.1-50.3) 22.9 (20.1-25.6)
Female 2226 0.7 (0.1-1.4) 0.4 (0.1-0.8)
All 3692 22.2 (19.8-24.7) 11.2 (9.8-12.6)
Overall Male 1778 48.1 (44.3-51.9) 21.4 (19.1-23.8)
Female 2713 1.2 (0.6-1.8) 0.7 (0.3-1.0)
All 4491 23.7 (21.7-25.7) 10.6 (9.4-11.9)
  1. Data are % (95% CI), Confidence interval (CI).