Healthy Ireland Survey 2015

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The main alcohol-related findings from the Healthy Ireland Survey 2015.

  • 76% of the Irish population drink alcohol, with 53% of drinkers doing so at least weekly
  • Men are more likely to drink than women, and those aged 25-64 are more likely to drink than those younger or older than this
  • Almost 4 in 10 (39%) drinkers binge drink on a typical drinking occasion with over a fifth (24%) doing so at least once a week
  • Lower levels of drinking in more deprived areas and lower social classes, but higher levels of binge drinking
  • 15% of those drinking at harmful levels felt in the past 12 months that their drinking harmed their health, and 22% felt they should cut down on their drinking
 ¬†Read the full report here.