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Prevalence of harmful alcohol use
No specific target
This indicator measures the prevalence of harmful alcohol use. Harmful alcohol use or heavy drinking refers to males who reported having 5 or more drinks, or women who reported having 4 or more drinks, on one occasion, at least once a month in the past year.
Canada (excluding territories) and provinces
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The indicator covers the population 12 years of age and over living in the ten provinces. Excluded from the survey’s coverage are: persons living on reserves and other Aboriginal settlements; the institutionalized population, and children aged 12-17 that are living in foster care.