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Table 3 Amount of alcohol consumption among 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 Number of units of alcohol per day
< 7 7 – 13 14 - 20 ≥21
Urban Male 312 46.2 (40.6-51.8) 4.1 (1.6-6.5) 1.9 (0.5-3.2) 5.4 (2.7-8.2)
Female 487 2.8 (1.1-4.6) 0.0 (0.0-0.0) 0.0 (0.0-0.0) 0.1 (0.01-0.3)
All 799 23.9 (20.5-27.3) 2.0 (0.8-3.2) 0.9 (0.2-1.6) 2.7 (1.3-4.1)
Rural Male 1466 35.8 (32.0-39.5) 2.3 (1.4-3.2) 2.6 (1.6-3.6) 5.1 (3.6-6.5)
Female 2226 0.7 (0.1-1.4) 0.0 (0.0-0.0) 0.0 (0.0-0.0) 0.0 (0.0-0.0)
All 3692 17.5 (15.5-19.5) 1.1 (0.7-1.5) 1.2 (0.7-1.7) 2.4 (1.8-3.1)
Overall Male 1778 37.9 (34.8-41.0) 2.6 (1.8-3.5) 2.4 (1.6-3.3) 5.2 (3.9-6.4)
Female 2713 1.2 (0.6-1.8) 0.0 (0.0-0.0) 0.0 (0.0-0.0) 0.02 (0.01-0.05)
All 4491 18.8 (17.1-20.5) 1.3 (0.9-1.7) 1.2 (0.8-1.6) 2.5(1.9-3.1)
  1. Data are % (95% CI), Confidence interval (CI).