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Table 1 Drinking status by age groups and gender

From: Prevalence, perceptions and predictors of alcohol consumption and abstinence among South Australian school students: a cross-sectional analysis

Drinking status Males (%) Females (%) 12–13 year olds (%) 14–15 year olds (%) 16–17 year olds (%) Total (%)
  n = 1453 n = 1402 n = 968 n = 992 n = 894 N = 2855
Non-drinker 67.4 66.3 91.5 69.4 37.5 66.9
Occasional drinker 16.0 14.9 5.3 16.1 25.7 15.4
Light drinker 3.1 3.5 1.8 3.2 5.1 3.3
Party drinker 12.5 15.0 1.1 10.7 30.8 13.7
Heavy drinker 1.0 0.3 0.3 0.6 1.0 0.6
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0