Types of alcohol consumed by adults on last occasion: 2014/15 ABAS: In Fact

20 Apr 2016

The type of alcohol consumed on typical drinking occasions varies by the drinkers’ sex, age and ethnicity (Ministry of Health, 2015). Those who drink at harmful levels have different preferences for the type of alcohol and the price of alcohol purchased compared to other types of drinkers, such as low-risk drinkers (Ministry of Justice, 2014). The Health Promotion Agency (HPA) Attitudes and Behaviour towards Alcohol Survey (ABAS) monitors behaviour and attitudes towards alcohol, focusing on use within the last month and the last drinking occasion. This fact sheet reports the types of alcohol consumed by adults (18-years and over) on their last drinking occasion involving two or more alcoholic drinks.