Trends in alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harms among females in New Zealand

25 Sep 2013

HPA commissioned the Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation group (SHORE) from Massey University in July 2011 to examine changes over time in alcohol drinking patterns and alcohol-related harm for women.

This report presents a series of analyses summarising trends over time for alcohol consumption of women from a series of national alcohol-related surveys undertaken by SHORE between 1995 and 2011. It also presents information on trends for selected alcohol-related harm (alcohol-attributable hospitalisation and death, and alcohol involved motor vehicle crashes and prosecutions) over a similar time period. The information is supported by a review of New Zealand research on women’s drinking and associated harm.