Who are Australia’s young heavy drinkers?
Mar 24, 2023
The Australian New Zealand Journal of Public Health has published a research article titled “Who are Australia’s young heavy drinkers? A cross-sectional population study.” There has been a growing body of evidence showing declines in youth drinking that have occurred in Australia and other wealthy countries over the last twenty years. So, who is left drinking heavily despite these changes? This study used data from the 2019 National Drug Strategy Household Survey and looked at the socio-economic status of young people aged 14-17 and 18-24 who drank heavily. Living in an affluent area predicted a greater total alcohol consumption volume for both age groups and was linked to risky drinking patters for the 18–24-year-old age group. Within this group, young men in regional areas within labour and logistics reported higher total alcohol consumption than young women in the same groups.
Go to “Who are Australia’s young heavy drinkers? A cross-sectional population study.”