Statistical Table

Type of drinker¹ by sex and age group, population aged 12 and over, Capitale-Nationale and all of Québec, 2005    

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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%

Capitale-Nationale4
Total 72.3   69.9 - 74.7 13.9   12.0 - 15.7 13.9   12.0 - 15.7
    Males 78.6   75.3 - 81.8 9.8   7.4 - 12.6 11.7   9.1 - 14.2
    Females 66.3   62.9 - 69.8 17.7   15.0 - 20.3 16.0   13.2 - 18.7
  
Age group
    12-17 years 36.2   25.8 - 46.6 24.7 * 16.5 - 34.6 39.1   28.9 - 49.3
    18-24 years 87.2   81.1 - 91.9 10.4 * 6.2 - 16.1 2.4 ** 0.8 - 5.5
    25-44 years 80.0   76.0 - 83.7 11.2   8.3 - 14.7 8.7 * 6.3 - 11.8
    45-64 years 76.7   72.3 - 81.1 10.4 * 7.4 - 14.2 12.8   9.6 - 16.7
    65 years and over 55.6   49.2 - 61.9 23.2   17.6 - 28.8 21.3   15.8 - 27.7
  
All of Québec
Total 66.2 65.3 - 67.1 16.0 15.4 - 16.7 17.8 17.1 - 18.4
    Males 72.5 71.3 - 73.7 11.8 11.0 - 12.7 15.7 14.8 - 16.6
    Females 60.1 58.9 - 61.3 20.1 19.1 - 21.0 19.8 18.8 - 20.7
  
Age group
    12-17 years 28.7 26.2 - 31.2 24.7 22.3 - 27.1 46.7 43.8 - 49.5
    18-24 years 75.5 73.0 - 78.1 13.3 11.4 - 15.2 11.2 9.2 - 13.1
    25-44 years 73.5 72.1 - 74.9 14.3 13.3 - 15.4 12.2 11.1 - 13.2
    45-64 years 72.6 71.1 - 74.0 14.1 13.0 - 15.3 13.3 12.1 - 14.4
    65 years and over 51.0 49.1 - 52.9 21.0 19.3 - 22.6 28.0 26.3 - 29.7
  

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 3.1, share file.
Compilation: Institut de la statistique du Québec, Direction des statistiques de santé.
 
December 14, 2011
     

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