Attitudes and Behaviour towards Alcohol Survey 2010-2012 Report. 1.1 – The alcohol drinking behaviour of adults 18 years and over
The HPA Attitudes and Behaviour towards Alcohol Survey (ABAS) is undertaken every year by HPA to provide information on the attitudes and behaviour of New Zealanders towards alcohol. This survey focuses on behaviour related to the last drinking occasion, including how much and what was drunk, the drinking location and purpose, any consequences, and help or assistance offered at that occasion. Attitudes and opinions in relation to getting drunk and the seriousness of the alcohol problem are also examined, along with Non-drinkers and the role they play in the company of others who are drinking. The aim of the survey is to provide insight into the behaviours and attitudes of people in relation to alcohol. This report focuses on adults aged 18 years or more, and their alcohol-related drinking behaviour, particularly in relation to their last drinking occasion, including how much and what was consumed, where they were drinking, and whether they self-report getting drunk.