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Latest trends on alcohol consumption in England from the Alcohol Toolkit Study

Jamie Brown, Loren Kock, Dimitra Kale, Emma Beard, Robert West, Alan Brennan, Colin Drummond, Matthew Hickman, John Holmes, Eileen Kaner, Susan Michie

Last updated: 17th May 2022

  • Data collected during monthly household survey beginning March 2014
  • Each month involves a new representative sample of ~ 1700 adults (16 and over)
  • Due to the pandemic:

– The March 2020 survey did not complete face-to-face collection at short notice and is missing

– To present trends, March is interpolated as the average of Feb and April

– From April 2020 to December 2021, surveys were conducted by telephone and among adults aged 18 and over. From January 2022 data collection resumed among those aged 16 and over.

  • Between November 2020 and February 2022, ~0.8% of cases in England were incorrectly weighted 0. This has now been updated and some point estimates over this period have changed slightly (typically 1 d.p.) compared with earlier versions.
  • Methods described in open access: Beard, et al., 2015. 'Protocol for a national monthly survey of alcohol use in England with 6-month follow-up: ‘The Alcohol Toolkit Study’. BMC Public Health 15:230 –