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created Jul 9 2018

updated Sep 9 2018

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* Estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution.
** Estimate has a high level of sampling error (relative standard error of 51% to 90%), meaning that it is unsuitable for most uses.
# Statistically significant change between 2013 and 2016.
n.p. not published because of small numbers, confidentiality or other concerns about the quality of the data.
Ex-drinker - Consumed at least a full serve of alcohol, but not in the previous 12 months.
Abstainers - Not consumed alcohol in the previous 12 months.
Low risk - On average, had no more than 2 standard drinks per day.
Risky - On average, had more than 2 standard drinks per day.
At least yearly - Had more than 4 standard drinks at least once a year but not as often as monthly.
At least monthly - Had more than 4 standard drinks at least once a month but not as often as weekly.
At least weekly - Had more than 4 standard drinks at least once a week.
Lifetime - On average, had more than 2 standard drinks per day.
Monthly - Had more than 4 standard drinks on one occasion at least once a month.
Note:The calculation of alcohol risk was updated in 2013. ‘Abstainers’ no longer equate to ‘never’ and ‘ex-drinkers’ combined because the calculation now excludes drinkers who did not indicate the quantity of alcohol they consumed. Trend data will not match data presented in previous reports. Refer to technical notes for further details.
The data is presented by the ACT Government for the purpose of disseminating information for the benefit of the public. The ACT Government has taken great care to ensure the information in this report is as correct and accurate as possible. Whilst the information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the information. Differences in statistical methods and calculations, data updates and guidelines may result in the information contained in this report varying from previously published information.

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/illicit-use-of-drugs/2016-ndshs-detailed/data
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Epidemiology Section
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