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Table 4 Modelled, population-weighted alcohol consumed through typical, atypical/special, and all drinking occasions

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

   England population drinkers UK Units a per week   Population UK Units per week
   Typical Atypical special Fully adjusted % Change b
Category n (1,000s) % Millions % c
Male drinkers by age (years) 16–24 2,550.8 7.1 15.3 6.4 21.6 41.7 55.2 9.0
25–34 3,157.2 8.8 18.0 5.3 23.3 29.6 73.6 12.0
35–44 3,139.4 8.7 17.0 3.8 20.8 22.6 65.4 10.6
45–54 3,245.2 9.0 18.7 4.0 22.8 21.5 73.9 12.0
55–64 2,657.5 7.4 19.7 2.7 22.3 13.6 59.3 9.6
65–74 2,683.8 7.4 17.6 1.7 19.3 9.7 51.7 8.4
75+ 1,307.2 3.6 11.4 1.1 12.5 9.7 16.4 2.7
All males ≥16 18,741.1 52.0 17.3 3.8 21.1 22.0 395.4 64.3
Female drinkers by age (years) 16–24 2,343.5 6.5 10.2 5.3 15.5 51.6 36.4 5.9
25–34 2,921.9 8.1 9.3 4.2 13.5 45.5 39.4 6.4
35–44 3,041.9 8.4 9.6 3.5 13.1 37.0 39.8 6.5
45–54 3,162.1 8.8 10.4 3.1 13.5 29.6 42.6 6.9
55–64 2,500.8 6.9 12.1 1.9 14.1 15.8 35.2 5.7
65–74 1,944.9 5.4 8.5 1.0 9.5 11.6 18.5 3.0
75+ 1,416.0 3.9 5.4 0.3 5.8 6.3 8.2 1.3
All females ≥16 17,331.1 48.0 9.7 3.0 12.7 31.3 220.0 35.7
Male drinkers by consumption categoryd Lower risk 1 1,864.0 5.2 0.4 1.4 1.8 315.7 3.3 0.5
  2 7,434.5 20.6 4.4 3.4 7.8 77.8 58.3 9.5
  3 4,250.1 11.8 14.7 4.1 18.8 28.0 79.8 13.0
Increasing risk 4 2,945.2 8.2 27.6 5.4 33.0 19.5 97.1 15.8
  5 1,110.6 3.1 40.6 5.3 45.8 13.0 50.9 8.3
Higher risk 6 1,136.6 3.2 89.8 3.6 93.3 4.0 106.1 17.2
Female drinkers by consumption categoryd Lower risk 1 3,462.5 9.6 0.4 0.7 1.1 193.5 3.7 0.6
  2 6,992.4 19.4 3.2 2.8 6.1 88.4 42.5 6.9
  3 2,978.5 8.3 9.9 3.6 13.5 36.9 40.3 6.5
Increasing risk 4 1,446.4 4.0 16.7 5.1 21.8 30.3 31.6 5.1
  5 1,538.9 4.3 26.7 5.4 32.1 20.2 49.4 8.0
Higher risk 6 912.4 2.5 53.8 3.8 57.6 7.1 52.6 8.5
Total all drinkers 36,072.2 100.0 13.6 3.4 17.1 25.1 615.4 100.0
  1. a1 UK Unit = 8 g of pure alcohol; bPercentage change is atypical/special consumption as proportion of typical; cPercentage represents the proportion of all units consumed nationally for each demographic category; dSee Box 1 for definitions.