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Table 2 Harms experienced from own drinking by drinker type

From: Drinking patterns and the distribution of alcohol-related harms in Ireland: evidence for the prevention paradox

Weighted count n Total (n = 4338) Low risk (n = 1345) Occasional HED (n = 1326) Monthly HED (n = 1368) Dependent (n = 299) p
Harm to finances
 Never 3444 80.7% 94.8% 85.2% 73.7% 28.3% <.0001
 Yes once 429 10.1% 3.3% 9.8% 13.6% 25.9%  
 Yes more than once 395 9.2% 1.9% 5.1% 12.7% 45.8%  
Harm to health
 Never 3550 84.2% 92.8% 86.3% 83.6% 37.7% <.0001
 Yes once 439 10.4% 5.0% 10.1% 11.5% 32.4%  
 Yes more than once 226 5.4% 2.3% 3.6% 4.93% 29.9%  
Harm to work/study
 Never 3839 89.9% 95.4% 93.5% 88.7% 53.8% <.0001
 Yes once 261 6.1% 3.0% 4.4% 6.9% 24.8%  
 Yes more than once 171 4.0% 1.6% 2.1% 4.4% 21.4%  
Been in a physical fight
 Never 3906 91.0% 95.9% 93.4% 89.5% 65.5% <.0001
 Yes once 288 6.7% 2.6% 4.6% 8.7% 25.6%  
 Yes more than once 97 2.3% 1.4% 2.0% 1.9% 8.8%  
Harm to friendships/social life
 Never 3858 90.4% 95.8% 92.3% 90.3% 58.1% <.0001
 Yes once 280 6.6% 2.7% 5.4% 7.3% 25.6%  
 Yes more than once 129 3.0% 1.5% 2.2% 2.4% 16.3%  
Stopped by the police
 Never 4020 93.8% 96.3% 94.6% 93.4% 81.0% <.0001
 Yes once 195 4. 6% 2.3% 3.6% 5.5% 14.7%  
 Yes more than once 71 1.6% 1.4% 1.8% 1.1% 4.3%  
Been in an accident
 Never 3997 93.3% 96.3% 94.8% 92.2% 77.4% <.0001
 Yes once 217 5.1% 2.3% 3.7% 6.6% 16.8%  
 Yes more than once 72 1.7% 1.4% 1.5% 1.2% 5.7%  
Harm to home life or marriage
 Never 3885 91.1% 95.9% 92.0% 91.1% 65.1% <.0001
 Yes once 253 5.9% 2.6% 5.6% 6.3% 21.3%  
 Yes more than once 126 3.0% 1.5% 2.4% 2.6% 13.6%  
  1. HED Heavy episodic drinking; Occasional HED; engaged in HED 1–11 times in the last year; Monthly HED; engaged in HED at least once a month in last year; Dependent: meets criteria for DSM-IV alcohol dependence