Statistical Table

Frequency of alcohol consumption by sex and age group, population aged 12 and over, Outaouais and all of Québec, 2009-2010    

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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%

Outaouais2
Total 16.3   13.2 - 19.8 23.5   19.3 - 27.7 17.3   14.3 - 20.6 25.5   21.8 - 29.2 17.4   14.4 - 20.8
    Males 9.3 * 6.2 - 13.3 22.0 * 15.7 - 29.3 14.9   10.8 - 19.8 32.6   26.2 - 39.0 21.2   15.8 - 26.6
    Females 23.7   18.5 - 28.9 25.0   20.0 - 30.1 19.7   14.8 - 25.4 18.1   14.2 - 22.5 13.5   10.1 - 17.4
  
Age group
    12-17 years 38.2 ** 19.2 - 60.2 36.4 ** 18.2 - 58.0 x   .. x   .. x   ..
    18-24 years 10.3 ** 3.2 - 23.2 35.8 * 20.0 - 54.3 28.1 * 17.7 - 40.5 23.5 ** 12.4 - 38.0 2.3 ** 0.4 - 7.4
    25-44 years 9.4 ** 5.2 - 15.4 25.6   19.6 - 32.3 18.0 * 12.9 - 24.0 31.7 24.4 - 39.0 15.3 * 10.4 - 21.4
    45-64 years 20.1 14.7 - 25.5 15.9 * 10.8 - 22.2 13.7 * 9.3 - 19.3 26.5   20.5 - 32.4 23.8 18.2 - 29.3
    65 years and over 23.2 * 16.1 - 31.6 20.7 * 13.0 - 30.3 13.6 * 7.9 - 21.2 13.5 * 8.2 - 20.4 29.1   21.3 - 37.9
  
All of Québec
Total 16.8 15.9 - 17.6 21.4 20.4 - 22.5 19.7 18.7 - 20.7 24.6 23.6 - 25.6 17.5 16.6 - 18.5
    Males 11.4 10.4 - 12.5 18.7 17.3 - 20.1 19.8 18.3 - 21.3 27.8 26.3 - 29.3 22.2 20.8 - 23.6
    Females 22.3 20.9 - 23.7 24.3 22.9 - 25.7 19.5 18.2 - 20.8 21.3 19.8 - 22.7 12.6 11.4 - 13.8
  
Age group
    12-17 years 49.9 44.9 - 54.8 34.6 30.4 - 38.8 10.3 * 7.2 - 14.1 5.0 * 3.3 - 7.2 0.3 ** 0.1 - 0.9
    18-24 years 10.5 8.0 - 12.9 30.3 27.0 - 33.6 27.9 24.6 - 31.3 24.1 21.2 - 27.0 7.2 5.4 - 9.5
    25-44 years 14.7 13.1 - 16.3 21.2 19.4 - 22.9 21.9 20.1 - 23.7 28.3 26.5 - 30.2 13.9 12.4 - 15.4
    45-64 years 13.5 12.1 - 14.8 17.4 15.8 - 19.0 18.9 17.0 - 20.8 27.3 25.4 - 29.1 23.0 21.1 - 24.8
    65 years and over 22.7 20.8 - 24.7 20.4 18.5 - 22.3 13.5 12.0 - 14.9 17.1 15.3 - 18.9 26.3 24.1 - 28.4
  

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 2009-2010, share file.
Compilation: Institut de la statistique du Québec, Direction des statistiques de santé.
 
December 14, 2011
         

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