How much alcohol is consumed outside of the lifetime risk guidelines in Australia?
Sarah Callinan, Michael Livingston, Robin Room, Paul M Dietze
DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW | WILEY | Published : 2018
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: This study aims to estimate the prevalence of long-term risky drinking within the Australian population and the proportion of standard drinks that is consumed outside of the long-term risk (LTR) guidelines of two Australian standard drinks (ASD) per day. DESIGN AND METHODS: Recruited by phone, 2020 Australian adults with an oversampling of risky drinkers were asked detailed questions about how much alcohol they consumed at a range of locations in 2013. Descriptive statistical analyses of data weighted to be representative of the Australian adult population were undertaken, with a focus on the ASD consumed above the LTR guidelines. RESULTS: Although 28% of respondents d..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian National Preventive Health Agency
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship
The data used in this paper are from the Australian arm of the IAC Study, led by Professor Sally Casswell. The IAC core survey questionnaire was largely developed by researchers at SHORE and Whariki Research Centre, College of Health, Massey University, New Zealand, with funding from the Health Promotion Agency, New Zealand. Further development involved collaboration between UK, Thai, Korean and New Zealand researchers. The funding source for the data set used in this article is the Australian National Preventive Health Agency (grant ref. 157ROO2011). The contents of this paper are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not reflect the views of the Agency. S. C.'s time on this study was funded by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education, an independent, charitable organisation working to prevent the harmful use of alcohol in Australia: www.fare.org.au. P.M.D. is the recipient of a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship (APP1004140) and M. L. is the recipient of a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship (APP1053029). R. R.'s position was largely funded by the Victorian Department of Health when the study was conducted. The authors would like to thank PetraMeier for her comments on an earlier version of this paper, which greatly improved the work.