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Table 1 Variations in typical alcohol consumption status with sample demographics

From: The alcohol harm paradox: using a national survey to explore how alcohol may disproportionately impact health in deprived individuals

   All Alcohol consumption categoriesa  
Minimal consumer % Lower risk % Increased risk % Higher risk % Never drank % Ex-drinker % P
n 6015 1275 2429 682 165 344 1120  
Age (years) 18–34 703 11.7 18.8 50.5 8.8 3.4 8.7 9.8  
35–54 1711 28.5 18.7 43.8 13.4 2.8 5.7 15.6  
55–74 2668 44.4 21.9 39.3 12.3 3.0 3.7 19.8  
75+ 933 15.5 25.5 29.6 6.9 1.4 9.3 27.3 <0.001
Sex Female 3888 64.6 26.1 35.8 9.9 1.7 6.3 20.3  
Male 2127 35.4 12.2 48.8 14.0 4.8 4.7 15.6 <0.001
Ethnicityb White 5601 93.1 21.6 41.7 11.8 2.8 3.6 18.5  
Asian/Chinese 188 3.1 10.1 14.4 1.1 1.1 55.3 18.1  
Black/Other/not stated 226 3.8 19.9 28.8 9.7 2.2 16.4 23.0 <0.001
Deprived No 4045 67.3 20.6 43.1 12.6 2.6 4.4 16.7  
Yes 1970 32.8 22.4 34.8 8.8 3.1 8.4 22.5 <0.001
  1. aMinimal, male & female >0–1 unit; lower risk, male >1–21 units, female >1–14 units; increased risk, male >21–50 units, female >14–35 units; higher risk, male >50 units, female >35 units. One UK unit is approximately 8 g of pure alcohol. bWhite includes White British, Irish and other; Asian/Chinese includes Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Asian other or Asian British and Chinese; Black/other/not stated includes; Black or Black British, African, Caribbean, Black African Caribbean, other and not stated