Table 4.

Alcohol use and hazardous drinking (AUDIT-C-score ≥5) among Flemish GPs, n = 626

Male, n (%)Female, n (%)Total, n (%)
Drinking frequencyn = 359n = 267n = 626
  Never14 (4)20 (7)34 (5)
  Once/month maximum14 (4)36 (13)50 (8)
  2–4 times/month77 (21)110 (41)187 (30)
  2–3 times/week105 (29)63 (24)168 (27)
  ≥4 times/week71 (20)30 (11)101 (16)
  Daily78 (22)8 (3)86 (14)
Typical quantity of drinkingan = 345n = 247n = 592
  1–2207 (60)195 (79)402 (68)
  3–4117 (34)43 (17)160 (27)
  5–618 (5)8 (3)26 (4)
  7–92 (1)1 (0.4)3 (1)
  ≥101 (0.3)01 (0.2)
Binge drinking frequencybn = 345n = 247n = 592
  Never147 (43)169 (68)316 (53)
  Less than monthly123 (36)63 (26)186 (31)
  Every month59 (17)14 (6)73 (12)
  Every week16 (5)1 (0.4)17 (3)
  Daily/almost daily000
Hazardous drinkingcn = 359n = 267n = 626
169 (47)d43 (16)d212 (34)d
  • a Number of drinks 10–15g ethanol per occasion.

  • b ≥5 drinks (≥60g ethanol/day).

  • c AUDIT-C score: ≥5.

  • d P<0.05, χ2 degrees of freedom 1, AUDIT-C high or low within sex. AUDIT-C = Alcohol Use Disorder Use Identification Test-Consumption.