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This section of HealthSTATS presents information related to alcohol use, heavy drinking, drinking in excess of the Canadian Low-Risk Drinking Guidelines and deaths and hospitalizations attributable to alcohol consumption among Simcoe Muskoka residents.
Highlights of Simcoe Muskoka alcohol data include:
- 8 of every 10 adults ages 19 and over are current drinkers of which:
- Two-thirds are regular alcohol drinkers
- 17% drink occasionally
- 1 in 5 current drinkers report drinking heavily (5+ alcoholic drinks on at least one occasion in the past month)
- Nearly 30% report consuming alcohol in excess of the amount recommended in the Canadian low-risk drinking guidelines (for long-term health effects only)
- From 2003 to 2009 combined, there were an estimated 7,900 alcohol-related hospitalizations
- From 2000 to 2007 combined, there were an estimated 475 alcohol-related deaths
- Among Ontario students (grade 7 to 12), alcohol is the most commonly-used drug.
Further details of these highlights are found within this Alcohol section, as well as in the following Focus on HealthSTATS report:
Alcohol-Related Harm in Simcoe Muskoka
This section contains the following information
Alcohol Use - Adults
Alcohol Use - Youth
Alcohol Attributable Deaths
Alcohol Attributable Hospitalizations
Page Last Modified: Thursday, 12 April 2012.