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Table 1 Alcohol consumption pattern and behaviour

From: Alcohol consumption pattern in western Nepal: findings from the COBIN baseline survey

Characteristics Total Female Male  
   N (%) N (%) p-value
Drinking behaviour (n = 2815)     < 0.001
 Lifetime abstainer 1814 (64.4) 1495 (81.1) 319 (32.8)  
 Former drinker 224 (8.0) 111 (6.1) 113 (11.6)  
 Current drinker 777 (27.6) 236 (12.8) 541 (55.6)  
Consumed alcohol in past 12 months(n = 1001)     < 0.001
 Consumed 777 (77.6) 236 (67.8) 541 (82.7)  
 Not consumed 224 (22.4) 111 (32.2) 113 (17.3)  
Frequency in 12 months (n = 777)     < 0.001
 Daily 259 (33.3) 50 (21.2) 209 (38.6)  
 Three or four times a week 40 (5.2) 13 (5.5) 27 (5.0)  
 Once or twice a week 126 (16.2) 37 (15.7) 89 (16.5)  
 Four to seven times a month 118 (15.2) 30 (12.7) 88 (15.2)  
 One to three times a month 234 (30.1) 106 (44.9) 128 (23.7)  
Consumed alcohol within past 30 days (n = 777)     < 0.001
 Consumed 571 (73.5) 143 (60.6) 428 (82.7)  
 Not consumed 206 (26.5) 93 (39.4) 113 (17.3)  
Occasions of at least one drink
 Mean ± Standard deviation 17.7 ± 0.5 15.9 ± 3.9 18.3 ± 0.6  
Average standard alcoholic drinks on one occasion
 Mean ± Standard deviation 7.7 ± 0.3 4.4 ± 0.3 8.8 ± 0.3  
Binge drinking (n = 571)     < 0.001
 Yes 397 (69.5) 67 (46.9) 330 (77.1)  
 No 174 (30.5) 76 (53.1) 98 (22.9)