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Alcohol (Women)

Health written question – answered on 16th May 2002.

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Photo of Evan Harris Evan Harris Liberal Democrat, Oxford West and Abingdon

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the percentage of women who (a) drank more than the recommended daily benchmarks at least once a week and (b) drank more than twice the recommended daily benchmarks at least once a week in each of the last five years, including the most recent year for which figures are available.

Photo of Hazel Blears Hazel Blears Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

The information available is shown in the table:

Women aged 16 by the maximum daily amount drunk last week—Great Britain, 1998, 2000
Year 1998 2000
More than 3 up to 6 units 21 23
More than 6 units 8 10
Base 7,821 7,491


1. The percentages have been rounded to the nearest whole figure.


Office for National Statistics General Household Survey

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