Statistics show Wales to be binge drinking capital of the UK

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Almost one in seven adults in Wales drink 14 units of alcohol in a single sitting - the advised amount for a week.


14% of adults drink 14 units in a single day. This is the equivalent of six pints of 4% Beer or six 175ml glasses of 13% wine. These figures from the Office of National Statistics put Wales slightly ahead of Scotland (13%) and substantially higher than England (8%).


By a small margin Wales was also shown to be the nation with the lowest proportion of teetotallers -20% - compared to England and Scotland at 21%.


In contrast, however, Wales was found to have one of the lowest levels of people who drank alcohol on a weekday (53%) - second only to London (51%).

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