Statistical Table

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

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Less than once a month 1 to 3 times a month Once a week 2 to 3 times a week 4 or more times a week





% CI1 at 95% % CI1 at 95% % CI1 at 95% % CI1 at 95% % CI1 at 95%

Estrie2
Total 24.6   19.2 - 30.0 22.3   18.5 - 26.1 23.0   19.3 - 26.8 19.4   16.0 - 23.2 10.7   8.2 - 13.6
    Males 17.3 * 12.2 - 23.5 17.8   13.0 - 23.3 25.7   20.1 - 31.3 24.5   19.1 - 29.8 14.7 * 10.2 - 20.4
    Females 32.1   23.8 - 40.4 27.0   21.6 - 32.4 20.2   15.4 - 25.1 14.1   10.7 - 18.1 6.5 * 4.2 - 9.4
  
Age group
    12-17 years 45.7 * 30.1 - 61.8 31.7 * 18.9 - 47.0 18.8 ** 9.9 - 30.9 x   .. x   ..
    18-24 years x   .. 33.2 * 22.1 - 46.0 28.7 ** 14.9 - 46.2 19.9 * 11.3 - 31.2 x   ..
    25-44 years 20.1 * 14.1 - 27.2 21.8   16.0 - 28.6 25.2   19.3 - 31.0 24.0   18.4 - 29.5 9.0 * 5.1 - 14.3
    45-64 years 24.8 * 14.9 - 37.0 21.2   15.6 - 27.6 17.2 * 11.3 - 24.5 22.0   16.0 - 28.9 14.9 * 10.1 - 20.9
    65 years and over 32.5 * 22.3 - 44.2 10.7 ** 5.6 - 18.0 28.1 * 16.7 - 42.1 9.0 ** 3.0 - 19.7 19.7 ** 10.7 - 31.7
  
All of Québec
Total 21.8 21.0 - 22.7 24.8 24.0 - 25.7 21.1 20.3 - 21.9 19.3 18.5 - 20.1 12.9 12.2 - 13.6
    Males 15.4 14.3 - 16.5 22.1 20.9 - 23.3 21.7 20.5 - 22.9 23.1 21.9 - 24.2 17.7 16.6 - 18.9
    Females 28.5 27.4 - 29.7 27.7 26.5 - 29.0 20.5 19.4 - 21.7 15.4 14.3 - 16.5 7.8 7.0 - 8.6
  
Age group
    12-17 years 47.4 43.7 - 51.1 34.9 31.3 - 38.6 13.5 10.7 - 16.6 4.0 * 2.5 - 5.8 0.2 ** 0.1 - 0.4
    18-24 years 15.9 13.7 - 18.0 32.2 29.4 - 35.1 27.6 25.0 - 30.2 19.3 16.9 - 21.6 5.0 3.8 - 6.6
    25-44 years 18.4 17.2 - 19.6 25.2 23.8 - 26.6 24.1 22.8 - 25.4 22.2 20.9 - 23.5 10.1 9.2 - 11.0
    45-64 years 20.1 18.6 - 21.6 21.3 19.7 - 22.8 18.3 16.9 - 19.8 21.5 20.0 - 23.1 18.8 17.2 - 20.3
    65 years and over 30.7 28.1 - 33.3 19.8 17.7 - 21.9 15.6 13.8 - 17.4 12.3 10.5 - 14.1 21.6 19.2 - 24.1
  

1. 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.
2. 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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