4364.0.55.007 - Australian Health Survey: Nutrition First Results - Foods and Nutrients, 2011-12  
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ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

The Alcoholic beverages food group includes beers, wines, spirits, cider and other alcoholic beverages.

Alcohol was consumed by almost one in three people (32%) aged 19 years and over on the day before interview and contributed 6% of the total energy intake for this population see Table 4.1 and Table 7.1. Among the alcohol consumers, 16% of their daily energy intake was provided by alcoholic beverage (includes energy from the carbohydrate content in addition to the ethanol content). The most commonly consumed alcoholic drinks were Wines (13%) and Beers (11%), with Spirits (excluding pre-mixed) being consumed by 2.1% see Table 4.1.