Alcohol drinking status, people aged 12 years or older, by age and sex, 2010 (%)
* Consumed at least a full serve of alcohol in the previous 12 months.
** Consumed at least a full serve of alcohol but not in the previous 12 months.
Alcohol drinking status, people aged 14 years or older, by state/territory, 2010 (%)
* Consumed at least a full serve of alcohol but not in the previous 12 months.
Daily drinking status, people aged 14 years or older, by state/territory, 2001 to 2010
Victims of alcohol-related incidents in the previous 12 months, people aged 14 years or older, by sex, 2007 and 2010 (%)
Hazardous alcohol use:
A pattern of use that increases the risk of harmful consequences for the user. In contrast to harmful use, hazardous use refers to patterns of use that are of public health significance despite the absence of any current disorder in the individual user. Put simply, hazardous means it is more likely the drinker will experience harm.
Harmful alcohol use:
A pattern of use that is causing damage to health, which may be physical (eg. liver cirrhosis, cancer) or mental (eg. depressive episodes related to heavy alcohol intake) and typically occurs over the medium to long term. Harmful use commonly, but not in all cases, has negative social consequences. Put simply, harmful use means the drinker is already experiencing harm.
1 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011). 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey report. Drug statistics series no. 25.Cat. no. PHE 145.Canberra: AIHW
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