MLHU - Health Status Resource

Figure 5.2.9: Heavy drinking by age group

Percent of population drinking five or more drinks at least once a month in the past year, Middlesex-London, Ontario and Peer Group, 2015/16

Figure 5.2.9: Heavy drinking by age group
Canadian Community Health Survey [2015-2016], Statistics Canada, Share File, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
*Estimate should be interpreted with caution due to high variability

In 2015/16, the proportion of people who reported heavy drinking decreased significantly as age increased.

Those in the 20–44 age group reported heavy drinking rate of 31.8% compared to 7.6% in those aged 65 and older.