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Table 4 Correlation and regression co-efficient between the proportion non-drinking over time, and proportion binge drinking / mean unit of alcohol consumed on the heaviest drinking day among 16–24 year olds, HSE2005–2015

From: Investigating the growing trend of non-drinking among young people; analysis of repeated cross-sectional surveys in England 2005–2015

  Spearman correlation coefficient p-value Regression coefficient (95% CI)
Outcome variable
 Proportion Binge −0.87 p < 0.001 −1.06 (−1.56--0.54)
 Mean units −0.85 p < 0.001 −0.22 (−0.32--0.12)
Outcome variable (calculated among drinkers only)
 Proportion Binge −0.81 0.03 −1.00 (−1.68- -0.31)
 Mean units −0.84 p < 0.001 − 0.20 (− 0.34--0.07)