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Table 1 Mean weekly alcohol consumption (units) for men and women aged 65 and over in Great Britain, 1992 to 2010

From: Drinking behaviour and alcohol-related harm amongst older adults: analysis of existing UK datasets

  Unweighted Weighteda  
  1992 1994 1996 1998 1998 2000 2001 2002 2005 2006 original 2006 revisedb 2008 2008 updatedc 2009 2010
Men 9.7 10.0 11.0 10.7 10.6 11.0 10.8 10.7 10.4 10.4 13.5 13.6 13.2 12.8 12.2
Women 2.7 3.2 3.5 3.3 3.2 3.5 3.6 3.8 3.5 3.5 5.1 4.9 4.7 4.7 4.7
  1. aIn 2000, the decision was made to weight the data to compensate for under-representation of people in some groups. This table shows weight and unweighted data for 1998 to give an indication of the effect of weighting. Caution should be exercised when comparing weighted data with unweighted data.
  2. bFigures produced using a revised methodology for converting volumes of alcohol to units assuming an average wine glass size. Two sets of data are included in the table for 2006; one is calculated using the original method and one with the improved method of calculating units.
  3. cFigures produced using an updated methodology including data on wine glass size.