Present address: Department of Mathematics, Social Statistics Research Unit, City University, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, U.K.
Alcohol Consumption Between the Ages of 16 and 23 in Britain: a longitudinal study
Article first published online: 24 JAN 2006
British Journal of Addiction
Volume 82, Issue 2, pages 175–180, February 1987
How to Cite
GHODSIAN, M. and POWER, C. (1987), Alcohol Consumption Between the Ages of 16 and 23 in Britain: a longitudinal study. British Journal of Addiction, 82: 175–180. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.1987.tb01457.x
- Issue published online: 13 FEB 2010
- Article first published online: 24 JAN 2006
Data on alcohol consumption were available in a national sample of young people at age 16 and again at 23. Twelve per cent of men consumed more than 50 units of alcohol per week at age 23, and 2% of women consumed more than 35 units, levels of intake which have previously been defined as heavy consumption. A comparison of drinking behaviour at the two ages showed that those who drank most and more frequently at 16 were the most likely to drink heavily at 23.