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Table 1 Drinker type definitions with observed counts and percentages (within sex and overall)

From: Association of longitudinal alcohol consumption trajectories with coronary heart disease: a meta-analysis of six cohort studies using individual participant data

Drinker type Weekly alcohol intake N (%)
Male Female Total
Consistent non-drinker 0 g at each wave of data collection 807 (4.6) 1335 (12.4) 2142 (7.5)
Former drinker 0 g at last wave but intake >0 g at any earlier wave 1831 (10.4) 2249 (21.0) 4080 (14.4)
Consistently moderate Male: 1–168 g at each wave 7249 (41.0) 4161 (38.8) 11,410 (40.2)
Female: 1–112 g at each wave
Inconsistently moderate Male: 1–168 g for most but not all waves 3599 (20.4) 2037 (19.0) 5636 (19.8)
Female: 1–112 g for most but not all waves
Consistently heavy Male: >168 g at each wave 2216 (12.5) 349 (3.3) 2565 (9.0)
Female: >112 g at each wave
Inconsistently heavy Male: >168 g for most but not all waves 1979 (11.2) 598 (5.6) 2577 (9.1)
Female: >112 g for most but not all waves