From the Graduate Longitudinal Study New Zealand we learn that when it comes to how often graduates drink alcohol the results are:
11.5% NeverI shall leave it to BERL to workout the social cost of graduates.
9.3% Almost never
11.7% Less than once a month
10.7% Once a month
14.4% Once every two weeks
18.1% Once a week
17.8% Two or three times a week
4.4% Four or five times a week
2.1% Six or seven times a week
0.1% Skipped question
How many standard drinks containing alcohol do you have on a typical day when you are drinking?
n = 7676 (88.0%) who indicated that they drink at least some alcohol (i.e., excluding those who indicated that they never drink alcohol) and responded to this item
Mean = 4.1 (SD = 3.6)
Median = 3.0
Mode = 2
Range = 1 – 25+ (those who endorsed 25+ drinks were assigned the lower limit value of 25)
Interquartile range = 2.0 – 5.0
How often do you have six or more standard drinks on one occasion?
n = 7713 (88.5%) who indicated that they drink at least some alcohol (i.e., excluding those who indicated that they never drink alcohol)
26.4% Once or twice a year
17.6% Less than monthly
0.1% Daily or almost daily
0.3% Skipped question