Scots drink more alcohol than rest of UK

26th September, 2014 by Melita Kiely

Scottish consumers drink more alcohol than the rest of the UK, according to a national survey.

Scotland alcohol consumption

Scottish adults drink more alcohol than the rest of the UK

The results from Scotland’s National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) published this week monitored the diet of 5,832 Scottish homes between 2008/2009 and 2011/2012.

It found that Scottish male drinkers aged 19-64 consumed 38.3g of alcohol, compared to just 29.2g throughout the rest of the UK.

Furthermore, the survey revealed nearly 7% of energy for Scottish men aged 16-24 came from drinking alcohol.

In the UK, this was reported at just 3% on average.

For women, the average level of consumption among those aged 19-64 was also higher in Scotland, 19.2g, but just 18.2g in the UK.

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