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Alcohol Drinking Status – Statistics in Haldimand and Norfolk

  • 66% of Haldimand and Norfolk residents, aged 19 years and older, were regular drinkers compared to 60.5% of Ontario residents (2013-14).
  • Almost half (47%) of Haldimand and Norfolk residents reported exceeding either of the LRADGs (#1 and/or #2) compared to 42.6% of Ontario residents (2013-14).
  • The heavy drinking rate was 19.8% in Haldimand and Norfolk, compared to 16.6% in the province (2013-14).
  • 30% of underage residents (aged 12-18) in Haldimand and Norfolk reported drinking, compared to 31% in the province (2013-14).
  • Since 2007 to 2008, the percentage of underage drinking has declined in Haldimand Norfolk (57.5% to 30% in 2013/14). Percentages have also declined in the province (2003 to 2013/14).

Self-Reported Type of Drinker, Adults (19+ Years of Age), Haldimand and Norfolk and Ontario, 2013-2014

Type of Drinker H-N (%, 95% CI) ON (%, 95% CI)
Regular – at least one drink a month 66 (61.3-70.7) 90.5 (59.5-61.4)
Occasional – drinks less than once per month 17.7 (14.0-21.4) 17.4 (16.7-18.1)
No drink in the last 12 months 16.3 (12.5-20.1) 22.2 (21.3-23.0)

Source: Canadian Community Health Survey 2013-2014. Statistics Canada, Share File, Knowledge Management and Reporting Branch, Ontario MOHLTC.

Self-Reported Crude Rate of Exceeding the Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guideline for Chronic Disease, Haldimand and Norfolk and Ontario, 2003, 2005, 2007/08, 2009/2010, 2011/12, 2013/14

2003
(%, 95% CI)
2005
(%, 95% CI)
2007/2008
(%, 95% CI)
2009/2010
(%, 95% CI)
2011/2012
(%, 95% CI)
2013/2014
(%, 95% CI)
Haldimand and Norfolk 25.0
(20.6-29.3)
30.1
(25.5-34.7)
31.4
(26.4-36.4)
25.2
(19.9-30.5)
20.6
(15.3-25.8)
24.2
(18.9-29.5)
Ontario 23.2
(22.5-23.9)
24.2
(23.5-24.8)
23.4
(22.7-24.1)
22.3
(21.5-23.0)
23
(22.1-23.8)
20.3
(19.9-21.4)

Data Source: Public Health Ontario. Snapshots: Ontario and Haldimand and Norfolk Public Health Unit: Self-reported rate of exceeding the low-risk alcohol drinking guideline for chronic disease (both sexes, males, females) (2003, 2005, 2007/08, 2009/10, 2011/12, 2012/14). Toronto ON: Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion; 2017 Jan 4. Available from: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/DataAndAnalytics/Snapshots/Pages/Health-Behaviours—Alcohol-Use.aspx

Self-Reported Crude Rate of Exceeding the Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guideline for Injury, Haldimand and Norfolk and Ontario, 2003, 2005, 2007/08, 2009/2010, 2011/12, 2013/14

2003
(%, 95% CI)
2005
(%, 95% CI)
2007/2008
(%, 95% CI)
2009/2010
(%, 95% CI)
2011/2012
(%, 95% CI)
2013/2014
(%, 95% CI)
Haldimand and Norfolk 46.5
(42.5-50.5)
46.8
(42.5-51.2)
49
(44.4-53.6)
48.6
(43.4-53.7)
45.3
(38.7-51.9)
47
(42.2-51.8)
Ontario 41.5
(40.7-42.3)
42.2
(41.4-43.0)
40.7
(39.9-41.6)
41
(40.1-41.9)
42.1
(41.1-43.1)
42.6
(41.7-43.5)

Data Source: Public Health Ontario. Snapshots: Ontario and Haldimand and Norfolk Public Health Unit: Self-reported rate of exceeding either low-risk alcohol drinking guideline (both sexes, males, females) (2003, 2005, 2007/08, 2009/10, 2011/12, 2012/14). Toronto ON: Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion; 2017 Jan 4. Available from: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/DataAndAnalytics/Snapshots/Pages/Health-Behaviours—Alcohol-Use.aspx

Self-Reported Heavy Drinking Rate, Haldimand and Norfolk and Ontario, 2013-2014

Non-Heavy Drinking Rate (%, 95% CI) Heavy Drinking Rate (%, 95% CI)
Haldimand and Norfolk 58.0 (52.3-63.6) 19.8 (15.5-24.1)
Ontario 56.6 (55.6-57.5) 16.6 (16.0-17.3)

Data Source: Canadian Community Health Survey 2013-2014. Statistics Canada, Share File, Knowledge Management and Reporting Branch, Ontario MOHLTC.

Self-Reported Underage (Age 12-18) Drinking Rate, Haldimand and Norfolk and Ontario, 2003, 2005, 2007/08, 2009/2010, 2011/12, 2013/14

2003
(%, 95% CI)
2005
(%, 95% CI)
2007/2008
(%, 95% CI)
2009/2010
(%, 95% CI)
2011/2012
(%, 95% CI)
2013/2014
(%, 95% CI)
Haldimand and Norfolk 44.4
(31.7-57.0)
45.3
(29.1-61.6)
57.5
(45.5-69.5)
52.5
(36.7-68.3)
*39.6
(23.8-55.3)
*30.3
(16.3-44.2)
Ontario 42.3
(40.3-44.2)
41.7
(39.7-43.7)
39.8
(37.5-42.0)
37.2
(25-39.4)
36.6
(34.3-39.0)
31.0
(28.8-33.3)

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