Table 3

Quantity and frequency of alcohol use, stratified by gender, % (n)

ItemMale
n=1224
Female
n=176
Total
n=1410
How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
 Never4.3 (53)10.2 (18)5.2 (73)
 Monthly or less14.7 (180)24.4 (43)16.1 (227)
 2–4 times a month27.6 (338)30.7 (54)27.8 (392)
 2–3 times a week33.0 (403)24.4 (43)31.8 (449)
 4 or more times a week20.4 (250)10.2 (18)19.1 (269)
How many drinks containing alcohol do you have on a typical day when you are drinking?
 1 or 227.6 (335)50.6 (88)30.6 (427)
 3 or 430.1 (366)33.3 (58)30.6 (427)
 5 or 623.1 (279)8.6 (15)21.2 (296)
 7 to 99.9 (120)4.6 (8)9.2 (129)
 10 or more9.3 (113)2.9 (5)8.4 (118)
How often do you have six or more drinks on one occasion?
 Never11.8 (144)32.4 (57)14.5 (204)
 Less than monthly32.2 (395)43.8 (77)33.7 (475)
 Monthly27.4 (335)14.8 (26)25.8 (364)
 Weekly25.6 (314)8.5 (15)23.3 (329)
 Daily or almost daily2.9 (36)0.6 (1)2.7 (38)