Journal article

BINGE DRINKING - PREVALENCE, PATTERNS AND POLICY

L MOORE, C SMITH, J CATFORD

HEALTH EDUCATION RESEARCH | OXFORD UNIV PRESS UNITED KINGDOM | Published : 1994

Abstract

This paper presents analyses of the pattern of 'binge drinking' in Wales, based on data drawn from a 1993 survey of 12 167 (67%) 18-64 year olds resident in 15 212 households in Wales. Binge drinking, defined as drinking half the weekly recommended units of alcohol in a single drinking session, was found to be most prevalent among young adults, males, the manual social group, those who did not undertake any further education after secondary school, those who are single, divorced or separated, beer drinkers and those who concentrate most of their drinking at weekends. 28.2% of men and 8.2% of women reported binge drinking at least once a week, of whom about 42% felt that their level of drinki..

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