Statistical Table

Excessive alcohol consumption by sex and age group, population aged 12 and over, Estrie and all of Québec, 2000-2001    

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Has not consume excessively1
over the last 12 months
Consumed excessively1
over the last 12 months


% CI2 at 95% % CI2 at 95%

Estrie3
Total 83.6   81.0 - 86.2 16.4   13.8 - 19.0
    Males 77.1   72.2 - 82.1 22.9   17.9 - 27.8
    Females 89.9   86.3 - 92.9 10.1 * 7.1 - 13.7
  
Age group
    12-17 years 79.9   68.2 - 88.8 20.1 * 11.2 - 31.8
    18-24 years 66.6   51.3 - 79.6 33.4 * 20.4 - 48.7
    25-44 years 79.6   75.3 - 83.9 20.4   16.1 - 24.7
    45-64 years 90.1   85.6 - 93.6 9.9 * 6.4 - 14.4
    65 years and over 94.4   85.9 - 98.5 5.6 ** 1.5 - 14.1
  
All of Québec
Total 85.2 84.5 - 85.9 14.8 14.1 - 15.5
    Males 77.8 76.7 - 78.9 22.2 21.1 - 23.3
    Females 92.3 91.6 - 93.0 7.7 7.0 - 8.4
  
Age group
    12-17 years 90.4 88.5 - 92.1 9.6 7.9 - 11.5
    18-24 years 69.8 67.2 - 72.3 30.2 27.7 - 32.8
    25-44 years 82.7 81.6 - 83.8 17.3 16.2 - 18.4
    45-64 years 87.0 85.9 - 88.1 13.0 11.9 - 14.1
    65 years and over 96.7 95.7 - 97.5 3.3 2.5 - 4.3
  

1. Excessive consumption of alcohol is defined as having five or more drinks on the same occasion, 12 or more times a year.
2. 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.
3. 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 1.1, share file.
Compilation: Institut de la statistique du Québec, Direction des statistiques de santé.
 
December 14, 2011
   

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