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Table 4 Median and total number of standard drinks consumed in week prior to survey by drinker type

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

  Median (IQR) 95% CI Total number of standard drinks consumed (%) 95% CI
Low risk (n = 717) 3.4 (2.0–6.0) 3.05–3.79 3497 (9.39%) 3143–3854
Occasional HED (n = 867) 6.4 (3.8–11.1) 5.93–6.90 7453 (20.01%) 6800–8106
Monthly HED (n = 1137) 13.2 (7.8–21.5) 12.45–13.85 19,096 (51.28%) 17,623–20,568
Dependent (n = 241) 19.2 (10.3–34.4) 15.25–23.06 7189 (19.31%) 5898–8479
Total (n = 2997) 8.0 (4.0–15.6) 7.58–8.41 37,236 (100.00%) 35,233–39,239
  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