Table 1

Recent (past 3 months) alcohol use in young (12–30 years) female (N=1116) and male (N=961) patients

 % (n/N)
12–17 years18–19 years20–30 years
Female
 Daily or almost daily1.6 (9/553)3.6 (7/196)8.4 (31/367)
 Weekly11.2 (62/553)33.7 (66/196)31.3 (115/367)
 Less than weekly36.2 (200/553)41.3 (81/196)42.2 (155/367)
 Never51.0 (282/553)21.4 (42/196)18.0 (66/367)
Males
 Daily or almost daily1.4 (7/496)9.3 (13/140)15.4 (50/325)
 Weekly9.3 (46/496)32.1 (45/140)36.9 (120/325)
 Less than weekly32.7 (162/496)43.6 (61/140)35.4 (115/325)
 Never56.7 (281/496)15.0 (21/140)12.3 (40/325)
  • Age group categories were used to be consistent with the 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey.13