More than four out of five people in Ireland drink at home before going on a night out, research conducted by a team of international academics shows.
The findings, published in Drug and Alcohol Review also highlighted that Ireland tops the table of the 25 countries surveyed, reports Examiner.ie.
An analysis of 65,126 respondents including 1,883 people from Ireland showed that 85% of Irish drinkers surveyed engaged in pre-drinking before a night out, compared to an average of 63% in the 25 countries. It also revealed that 81% of Irish adults drink (10th highest), compared to the 25-country average of 74%, and that 48% of Irish drinkers are heavy drinkers (fourth highest), compared to an average of 26%.
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“Results from respondents within 25 different countries, located on four continents, confirm the assumption that the practice of pre-drinking is prolific,” said the research, made public here by the Health Research Board.
It said the higher the prevalence of drinkers in a country, the higher the percentage of pre-drinkers.
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