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Table 1 Demographics, lifetime abstinence, and frequency of current drinking a in the study sample

From: Holidays, celebrations, and commiserations: measuring drinking during feasting and fasting to improve national and individual estimates of alcohol consumption

   Total sample Ever drank %
   No Yes
    Last 12 months a
    No Yes
   n % % % %
All   6,085 100.0 5.9 18.5 75.7
Sex Male 2,160 35.5 4.8 15.3 79.9
  Female 3,925 64.5 6.5 20.2 73.4
    χ2 = 32.084, P <0.001
Age 16–24 310 5.1 12.3 8.1 79.7
  25–34 463 7.6 7.8 10.4 81.9
  35–44 668 11.0 6.9 17.1 76.0
  45–54 1,043 17.1 4.9 14.7 80.4
  55–64 1,298 21.3 3.6 17.5 78.9
  65–74 1,370 22.5 3.8 22.0 74.2
  75+ 933 15.3 9.3 27.3 63.3
    χ2 = 187.917, P <0.001
Deprivation tertile Deprived 1,995 32.8 8.6 22.4 69.0
Mid 1,284 21.1 5.2 19.0 75.8
  Affluent 2,806 46.1 4.2 15.4 80.4
    χ2 = 90.886, P <0.001
Ethnicity b White 5,660 93.0 3.8 18.3 78.0
  Asian/Chinese 191 3.1 56.0 17.8 26.2
  Black/Other 234 3.8 16.2 23.1 60.7
    χ2 = 980.727, P <0.001
  1. aIndividuals who consumed alcohol in the last 12 months are considered current drinkers; bBlack/Other includes those who preferred not to give an ethnicity. Further details of ethnic categories are given in the methods.