NHS Alcohol Statistics Published

Published: 15 June 2018

The NHS publication Statistics on Alcohol published on 1st May 2018 looked at drinking behaviours among adults. 58% of survey respondents reported drinking alcohol in the previous week in 2017 which is a fall from 65% in 2007. This equates to 25.6 million adults in England. Those who drank more than 8/6 units on their heaviest day in the last week fell from 20% to 15%. Normal strength beer was the most popular choice for men, while wine (including champagne) was most popular with women on the heaviest drinking day in the week before interview. Higher earners were more likely to drink alcohol. 79% of those earning over £40,000 drank alcohol in the last week compared to 47% of those earning up to £9,999. Read more