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Table 4 Prevalence of current and hazardous alcohol consumption by the level of education, occupation and income

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

  Educational and occupational category Male Female
  N Current (%) Hazardous (%) N Current (%) Hazardous (%)
Education ≤ 5 years 363 43.4 (36.1-50.7) 8.5 (4.9-12.1) 709 0.7 (0.1-1.4) 0.0 (0.0-0.0)
6 – 11 years 1094 50.7 (46.1-55.3) 5.3 (3.8-6.8) 1575 1.1 (0.4-1.8) 0.0 (0.0-0.0)
≥ 12 years 320 45.0 (37.7-52.4) 1.1 (0.0-2.2) 427 2.6 (1.0-4.2) 0.0 (0.0-0.0)
Occupation Senior officials and managers 10 79.8 (59.5-100.0) 11.1 (0.3-32.0) 7 41.3 (12.7-69.9) 0.0 (0.0-0.0)
Professionals 51 41.1 (23.3-59.0) 0.0 (0.0-0.0) 57 2.5 (0.2-6.2) 0.0 (0.0-0.0)
Technical and associated professionals 76 69.0 (57.0-81.0) 4.5 (0.2-9.1) 18 4.8 (0.3-14.3) 0.0 (0.0-0.0)
Clerks 28 54.8 (33.4-76.3) 0.0 (0.0-0.0) 42 1.6 (-1.5-4.6) 0.0 (0.0-0.0)
Sale and service workers 223 52.0 (42.0-62.0) 3.9 (1.3-6.4) 78 4.3 (-1.0-9.6) 0.0 (0.0-0.0)
Skilled agricultural and fishery workers 225 37.2 (27.9-46.5) 4.7 (2.3-7.1) 86 0.0 (0.0-0.0) 0.0 (0.0-0.0)
Craft and related workers 59 41.1 (27.9-54.4) 6.3 (0.2-12.3) 48 5.6 (1.0-13.7) 0.0 (0.0-0.0)
Plant and mechanic operators and assemblers 100 64.6 (53.9-75.4) 6.1 (1.9-10.4) 13 0.0 (0.0-0.0) 0.0 (0.0-0.0)
Elementary occupations 480 56.8 (50.3-63.4) 7.3 (4.2-10.5) 364 1.6 (0.3-3.4) 0.1 (0.01-0.4)
Armed Forces 11 56.7 (24.8-88.5) 0.0 (0.0-0.0) 3 0.0 (0.0-0.0) 0.0 (0.0-0.0)
No regular employment or unemployed 514 36.1 (31.0-41.3) 4.5 (2.3-6.3) 1997 0.7 (0.3-1.1) 0.0 (0.0-0.0)
Income category (LKR 000) < 7.0 866 43.2 (37.3-49.1) 5.6 (3.6-7.6) 1645 0.3 (0.1-0.7) 0.0 (0.0-0.0)
7.0 – 13.0 465 51.6 (45.8-57.4) 5.7 (3.5-7.8) 590 1.4 (0.1-2.6) 0.0 (0.0-0.0)
13.1 – 25.0 301 54.6 (48.4-60.9) 3.9 (1.4-6.3) 342 2.1 (0.7-3.5) 0.2 (0.01-0.5)
25.1 – 50.0 105 56.9 (46.3-67.5) 3.5 (0.2-7.2) 103 9.0 (1.2-16.9) 0.0 (0.0-0.0)
>50.0 24 60.2 (34.8-85.6) 5.7 (0.5-16.9) 26 17.2 (0.5-34.0) 0.0 (0.0-0.0)
  1. Data are % (95% CI) and were available on education, occupation and income for 4488, 4490 and 4467 subjects respectively.
  2. Number of participants (N).