Alcohol Consumption In New Zealand Case Study

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The aim of this report is to examine alcohol consumption patterns of a population in New Zealand comparing male and female amount and frequency of alcohol consumption. New Zealand has a long history of alcohol abuse starting in the 1830s when Europeans started settling in New Zealand (McEwan, Campbell, & Swain, 2010). Prior to the arrival of the Europeans there was no alcohol drunk in New Zealand and Reverend W. J. Williams said in 1930 "The white man and the whisky bottle came together to New Zealand" (Hutt, 1999). Societies across the world constantly show gender differences, with males having higher levels of alcohol consumptions than females (McPherson, Casswell, & Pledger, 2004). Alcohol consumption has been shown many times to have …show more content…
The definition of binge drinking in this study for men is six or more standard drinks on one occasion and for women four or more standard drinks on one occasion, where a standard drink is 12.5mls of pure alcohol, which is equivalent to one can or stubbie of beer, half a large bottle of beer, one small glass of wine or one double nip of …show more content…
The raw data results gave types of drinks consumed (e.g. a can of beer, a medium glass of wine) and how many of each was consumed at that time. This was transformed into the total number of standard drinks consumed in a typical occasion. This was done by converting each type of drink into amount of standard drinks they hold (1 standard drink is equivalent to 12.5ml of pure alcohol), then multiplying this number by how many were consumed of this type and then the total number of standard drinks for each participant was added up. For example one small wine and one cocktail would equate to two standard

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