Teetotalism, drinking in the week before interview, frequent drinking and units drunk, including changes in drinking patterns in recent years.

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Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:

  • meet identified user needs
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Pre-release access list for Adult drinking habits in Great Britain: 2005 to 2016

The phrase 'Pre-release Access' refers to the practice whereby official statistics in their final form, and any accompanying written commentary, are made available to an eligible person in advance of their publication. The rules and principles which govern pre-release access are featured within the Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order 2008.

Besides ONS staff, the following persons are given pre-release access by the period indicated before release.

Access granted to Organisation Period
Chief Executive Public Health England 21 hours
PS to Chief Executive Public Health England 21 hours
Head of Risk Factors Intelligence Public Health England 21 hours
Deputy Head of Risk Factors Intelligence Public Health England 21 hours
Deputy Director for Alcohol & Drugs Public Health England 21 hours
Policy lead for alcohol Public Health England 21 hours
Press Officer Public Health England 21 hours
Principal Analyst Department of Health 21 hours
Team Leader Drugs, Alcohol & Sexual and Reproductive Health Department of Health 21 hours
Policy Advisor Department of Health 21 hours
Senior Press Officer Department of Health 21 hours
Secretary of State for Health Department of Health 21 hours
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Innovation Department of Health 21 hours
Private Secretary to Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State - Public Health & Innovation Department of Health 21 hours
Special Adviser Department of Health 21 hours
Minister for Public Health and Sport Scottish Government 21 hours
Private Secretary to Minister for Public Health and Sport Scottish Government 21 hours
Policy Advisor Scottish Government 21 hours
Press Officer / Communications Scottish Government 21 hours
Special Advisor Scottish Government 21 hours
Statistician Scottish Government 21 hours