Figure 5.2.1: Self-reported rate of exceeding the Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines
Percent of population (19+) who exceeded either Guideline 1 or Guideline 2 or both LRADGs, Middlesex-London, Ontario and Peer Group, 2015/16
About a half (48.0%) of the population of legal drinking age in Middlesex-London reported exceeding the Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines in 2015/16.
This compares to 23.5% of population aged 19 and older who reported drinking at a level exceeding Guideline 1 (chronic illness) and 46.0% who exceeded Guideline 2 (injury and poisoning risk) in the same time frame.
While the proportions were slightly higher in Middlesex-London compared to Ontario and the Peer Group comparators, the differences were not statistically significant.
No significant differences were seen between urban and rural populations or by education level.