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Comparison between subgroup (adjusted by age/sex / ethnic group):
- Men were 11% more likely to drink than women.
- Māori (total) were 4% more likely to drink than non-Māori women.
- Māori women were 7% more likely to drink than non-Māori women.
- Pacific people (total) were 25% less likely to drink than non-Pacific people
- Asian people (total) were significantly 31% less likely to drink than non-Asian people (total)
- Men/women living in the most deprived neighbourhoods were significantly less likely to drink than men/women living in the least deprived neighbourhoods.
Changes in past-year drinking over time
Past-year drinking in total New Zealand adult population significantly decreased between 2006/07 and 2011/12, stabilised until 2017/18, and then significantly increased between 2017/18 and 2018/19.
Between 2017/18 and 2018/19, significant increases in past-year drinking were found among:
- The total NZ population (78.7% in 2017/18 to 80.3% in 2018/19)
- Total Māori population (79.7% to 83.4%)
- Māori men (80.1% to 85.3%)
- Total Pacific population (54.4% to 61.2%)
- Pacific women (49.4% to 56.4%)
- Asian women (44.5% to 49.6%)
- 75+ years olds (66.2% to 71.5%).
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