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Table 2 Proportion of early onset drinking (EOD), early onset excessive drinking (EOE), abstinent (14–16 years) and hazardous and non-hazardous drinking in late adolescence/young adulthood (18–25) in the Norwegian and Australian sample

From: Predicting hazardous drinking in late adolescence/young adulthood from early and excessive adolescent drinking - a longitudinal cross-national study of Norwegian and Australian adolescents

  Norway Australia
  n % 95% CI n % 95% CI
Alcohol use in adolescence
 EOD 84 25.5 20.8–30.2 442 56.2 52.7–59.7
 EOE 44 13.4 9.7–17.1 253 32.2 28.9–35.5
 Abstinent 201 61.1 55.8–66.4 91 11.6 9.4–13.8
Alcohol use in late adolescence/young adulthood
 Non-hazardous drinking (AUDIT < 8) 173 53.2 47.8–58.6 477 61.1 57.7–64.5
 Hazardous drinking (AUDIT ≥8) 152 46.8 41.4–52.2 304 38.9 35.5–42.3
  1. Note. EOD, EOE and abstinence are measured differently in the Norwegian and Australian samples and prevalences are therefore not directly comparable
  2. 95% CI = 95% confidence interval of percentage estimate
  3. AUDIT Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test