AUDIT score of alcohol consumption in Scotland 2017, by age

This statistic displays the AUDIT score of individuals alcohol consumption in Scotland in 2017, by age. In this period, 28 percent of individuals aged between 16 and 24 years old scored between 8 and 15 points on the AUDIT questionnaire which indicates hazardous drinking.

Distribution of AUDIT scores of alcohol consumption among individuals in Scotland in 2017, by age

Age groupLow risk drinking or abstinence (0-7)Hazardous drinking (8-15)Harmful drinking (16-19)Possible alcohol dependence (20 and over)
16-24 years70%28%1%2%
25-34 years75%23%1%1%
35-44 years82%15%1%2%
45-54 years83%16%1%1%
55-64 years87%11%1%1%
65-74 years92%8%0%0%
75 years and over97%3%--
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Source

Release date

September 2018

Region

United Kingdom (Scotland)

Survey time period

2015/16

Number of respondents

3,165 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

CAPI interview, questionnaire

Supplementary notes

The source provides the following information:
Hazardous/harmful: more than 14 units.
Harmful: more than 36 units.

AUDIT is an acronym for Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test.

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