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Table 1 Alcohol consumption characteristics of the Russian population in 2012

From: Russia-specific relative risks and their effects on the estimated alcohol-attributable burden of disease

Gender Alcohol consumption Age
15 to 34 years of age 35 to 64 years of age 65 years of age and older Total (15 years of age and older)
Men Lifetime abstainers 6.6 % 5.4 % 11.5 % 6.5 %
Former drinkers 15.0 % 20.4 % 24.2 % 18.7 %
Current drinkers 78.4 % 74.2 % 64.3 % 74.8 %
  <12.68 g/day* 23.2 % 22.8 % 22.8 % 22.9 %
  >12.68 g/day and < 25.36 g/day 12.9 % 12.5 % 11.7 % 12.5 %
  ≥25.36 g/day to < 76.08 g/day 27.5 % 25.9 % 21.5 % 26.0 %
  ≥76.08 g/day 14.9 % 13.1 % 8.3 % 13.3 %
Heavy episodic drinkers** 31.2 % 29.5 % 25.6 % 29.8 %
Women Lifetime abstainers 14.7 % 16.0 % 32.5 % 18.8 %
Former drinkers 18.4 % 18.5 % 24.7 % 19.7 %
Current drinkers 66.9 % 65.4 % 42.8 % 61.5 %
  <12.68 g/day 32.7 % 33.8 % 30.2 % 32.8 %
  >12.68 g/day and < 25.36 g/day 12.6 % 12.5 % 7.5 % 11.6 %
  ≥25.36 g/day to < 76.08 g/day 17.5 % 16.0 % 5.0 % 14.4 %
  ≥76.08 g/day 4.1 % 3.1 % 0.2 % 2.9 %
Heavy episodic drinkers** 11.1 % 10.8 % 7.1 % 10.2 %
Total Lifetime abstainers 10.6 % 11.1 % 25.9 % 13.2 %
Former drinkers 16.7 % 19.4 % 24.5 % 19.2 %
Current drinkers 72.7 % 69.5 % 49.6 % 67.6 %
  <12.68 g/day 27.9 % 28.7 % 27.8 % 28.3 %
  >12.68 g/day and < 25.36 g/day 12.7 % 12.5 % 8.8 % 12.0 %
  ≥25.36 g/day to < 76.08 g/day 22.5 % 20.5 % 10.2 % 19.7 %
  ≥76.08 g/day 9.5 % 7.7 % 2.8 % 7.6 %
Heavy episodic drinkers** 21.2 % 19.4 % 12.9 % 19.1 %
  1. *Measured in grams of pure alcohol per day
  2. **Monthly consumption of at least 60 grams of pure alcohol on at least one drinking occasion