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Data Says People Aged Over 45 Years Likely to Drink Everyday

by Kathy Jones on March 9, 2012 at 9:46 PM
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 Data Says People Aged Over 45 Years Likely to Drink Everyday

People over 45 years of age are more likely to drink every day of the year compared to their younger counterparts according to new figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

According to the figures, more than 13 percent of the population over 45 years of age drink almost every day of the year compared to just 4 percent of those under 45 years while the number was more than 22 percent among the elderly population over 65 years of age.

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While drinking regularly was more common among older population, the figures revealed that younger age groups were more likely to indulge in binge drinking with over 24 percent of those between 16 and 24 years of age and 25 percent of those between 25 and 44 years admitting to drinking more than eight units in a single day.

Source: Medindia
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