4363.0.55.001 - National Health Survey: Users' Guide, 2001  
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Contents >> Appendix 11 - Classification of types of alcoholic drinks


Light strength

Generally have an alcohol content of less than 3% alcohol by volume. Common drinks in the category include Carlton blue & light bitter, Cascade light bitter & premium, Coopers light, Fosters light & special bitter, Hahn premium light, XXXX light bitter.

Mid strength

Generally fall within the range 3 to 4% alcohol by volume . Examples of common drinks in the category are Carlton Gold & mid, Powers gold, Redback light, Tooheys amber, bitter & gold, XXXX gold.

Full strength

Generally more than 4% alcohol by volume, and includes beers such as VB, MB, XXXX lager, Carlton gold, Cascade draught, Coopers pale ale, Crown lager, Fosters lager, Hahn premium, Resches draught, Tooheys new, old and old.


Generally is over the 5.5% alcohol by volume and includes drinks such as Guinness and Guinness Export Stout, Carbine Stout, Swan Stout, Special Stout.


Red wine

e.g. Red, Claret, Merlot, Malbec, Burgundy, Cabernet, Shiraz, Rose.

White wine

e.g. White, Riesling, Moselle, White Burgundy, Chardonnay, Hock, Chablis, Traminer.

Sparkling wine

e.g. Champagne, Spumante, Carbonated wine.

Wine coolers

e.g. Tropicana, West Coast, JB Reynolds, Wild Lime/Peach, Island Cooler.


e.g. Sherry, Port, Muscat, Tokay, Cinzano, Brandivino, Madeira, Blackberry Nip.


e.g. Brandy, Scotch, Rum, Vodka, Gin, Whisky, Tequilla, Pimms, Southern Comfort, Ouzo, Cocktails.


e.g. Tia Maria, Cherry Brandy, Khalua, Advocaat, Creme de Menthe, Baileys, Midori, Curacao Blue, Grand Marnier, Cointreau, Drambuie, Galliano, Sambucca.


e.g. Alcoholic Cider, While label cider, Alcoholic sodas and lemonades and any other beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 2 - Survey Design and Operation

Chapter 3 - Health Status Indicators

Chapter 4 - Health Related Actions

Chapter 5 - Health Risk Factors

Chapter 6 - Population Characteristics

Chapter 7 - Data Quality and Interpretation of results

Chapter 8 - Data Output and Dissemination
Appendix 1 - Glossary of Terms Used

Appendix 2 - Sample Counts and Weighted Estimates

Appendix 3 - Classification of Long-term Medical Conditions: Based on ICD-10

Appendix 4 - Classification of Long-term Medical Conditions: Based on ICD-9

Appendix 5 - Classification of Long-term Medical Conditions: ICPC Based

Appendix 6 - Classification of Type of Medication

Appendix 7 - Classification of Country of Birth

Appendix 8 - Classification of Language Spoken at Home
Appendix 9 - Classification of Occupation

Appendix 10 - Classification of Industry of Employment

Appendix 11 - Classification of Types of Alcoholic Drinks

Appendix 12 - Standard Errors

Appendix 13 - Content of the 2001 National Health Survey (Indigenous)

Appendix 14 - List of Abbreviations

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