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Definition

Proportion of adults at risk of long-term harm from alcohol.
'At risk of long-term alcohol related harm' is defined according to the 2001 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) guidelines: for males, equivalent to 29 or more drinks per week, and for females, 15 or more drinks per week.

Indicator Summary

Numerator
Number of persons aged 18 years or over, assessed as having an alcohol consumption pattern that puts them at risk of long-term alcohol-related harm
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Denominator
Population aged 18 years or over
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Computation
Excludes people who have not consumed alcohol in the past 12 months.
Rates are directly age-standardised to the Australian population as at 30 June 2001.
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Disaggregation

Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description
Excludes people who have not consumed alcohol in the past 12 months.
Rates are directly age-standardised to the Australian population as at 30 June 2001.
Numerators
Number of persons aged 18 years or over, assessed as having an alcohol consumption pattern that puts them at risk of long-term alcohol-related harm
Denominators
Population aged 18 years or over
Disaggregation

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