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Table 2 Weekly alcohol consumption: percentage exceeding recommended amounts 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 Weightedd  
  1992 1994 1996 1998 1998 2000 2001 2002 2005 2006 original 2006 revisede 2008 2008 updatedf 2009 2010
Men 15 17 18 16 16 17 15 15 14 14 21 22 22 20 19
Women 5 7 7 6 6 7 6 7 5 5 10 10 9 10 9
  1. dIn 2000, the decision was made to weight the data to compensate for under-representation of people in some groups. This table shows weighted 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. eFigures produced using the revised methodology for converting volumes of alcohol to units assuming an average wine glass size.
  3. fFigures produced using the updated methodology including data on wine glass size.