Statistical Table

Type of drinker¹ by sex and age group, population aged 12 and over, Bas-Saint-Laurent and all of Québec, 2009-2010    

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Regular drinker² Occasional drinker² Did not drink in the last 12 months



% CI³ at 95% % CI³ at 95% % CI³ at 95%

Bas-Saint-Laurent4
Total 67.7    63.2 - 72.2 14.8    12.0 - 17.9 17.5    14.1 - 21.3
    Males 77.4    70.8 - 83.1 9.9 *  6.7 - 14.1 12.7 *  8.5 - 17.9
    Females 58.2    52.1 - 64.3 19.5    15.4 - 24.2 22.3    17.5 - 27.0
  
Age group
    12-17 years 41.9 *  28.8 - 55.0 16.5 **  9.2 - 26.3 41.6    29.9 - 53.3
    18-24 years 83.4    68.4 - 93.2 11.6 **  4.4 - 23.5 5.0 **  1.3 - 12.4
    25-44 years 71.9    63.6 - 79.3 15.9 *  10.0 - 23.6 12.1 **  6.8 - 19.5
    45-64 years 75.7    67.6 - 82.6 8.9 **  5.0 - 14.3 15.5 *  10.4 - 21.7
    65 years and over 48.0    40.4 - 55.7 26.2    20.2 - 32.9 25.8    19.0 - 33.6
  
All of Québec
Total 69.0 68.0 - 69.9 13.9 13.2 - 14.6 17.2 16.4 - 17.9
    Males 75.7 74.4 - 77.1 9.8 8.9 - 10.7 14.5 13.4 - 15.6
    Females 62.3 60.9 - 63.7 17.9 16.8 - 19.1 19.8 18.7 - 20.8
  
Age group
    12-17 years 25.7 22.7 - 28.8 25.6 22.4 - 28.8 48.7 45.1 - 52.3
    18-24 years 82.8 79.8 - 85.7 9.7 7.5 - 12.2 7.6 5.8 - 9.7
    25-44 years 74.5 72.7 - 76.3 12.9 11.5 - 14.3 12.6 11.3 - 14.0
    45-64 years 75.5 73.9 - 77.1 11.7 10.5 - 12.9 12.8 11.6 - 14.1
    65 years and over 58.0 55.8 - 60.2 17.1 15.6 - 18.6 24.9 23.1 - 26.7
  

1. According to consumption during 12 months.
2. A regular drinker is defined as an individual who has consumed alcohol at least once a month whereas an occasional drinker is someone who has consumed alcohol less than once a month.
3. The 95% confidence interval (CI) indicates the limits around a sample estimate in which the true population value is expected to fall, 19 out of 20 times. When confidence intervals overlap, the difference is not considered statistically significant.
4. Health region.
  
*: Coefficient of variation between 15% and 25%; interpret with caution.
**: Coefficient of variation over 25%; imprecise estimate provided for illustrative purposes only.
  
Source : Statistique Canada, Canadian Community Health Survey; cycle 2009-2010, share file.
Compilation: Institut de la statistique du Québec, Direction des statistiques de santé.
 
December 14, 2011
     

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