Alcohol consumption more among older people every day

It has been stated that as compared with younger people, the chances of alcohol consumption are three times more among people who are more than 45 years of age and these chances are three times more.

According to a data from the National Statistics, ONS, throughout the year alcohol is consumed by about 13 per cent of people who are more than 45 years age as compared with 4 per cent of those under 45.

Alcohol is taken more as people age and this has led to about 22 per cent of men who are about 65 years of age indulge in overdrinking and that every day of the year. When it comes to people who are 16 to 24 years of age, the percentage of people overdrinking is three per cent.

In women this percentage is lesser as 12 per cent of women who are over 65 years of age drink every day and young women who drink daily is one per cent.

It was also seen that people in England and north of the Border were more likely to drink heavily as compared to people in Scotland.

Alcohol Concern chief executive Eric Appleby said, "Many over-45s drink daily, and those from professional or managerial households drink more, especially women."