Individuals binge drinking in Ireland 2017/18, by gender and age

This statistic displays the share of individuals who binge drink on a typical drinking occasion in Ireland in 2017/18, by gender and age. Individuals aged between 15 and 24 years old were the most likely to binge drink, with 67 percent of males and 35 percent of females in this age group binge drinking on a typical drinking occasion.

Share of individuals who binge drink on a typical drinking occasion in Ireland in 2017/18, by gender and age

Age in yearsMaleFemale
15-2467%35%
25-3464%32%
35-4456%17%
45-5450%17%
55-6452%9%
65-7441%6%
75 years and over25%1%
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Source

Release date

October 2018

Region

Ireland

Survey time period

September 2017 to June 2018

Number of respondents

770 respondents

Age group

15 years and over

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Binge drinking is defined as drinking six or more standard units on a typical drinking occasion.

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