Story: Māori smoking, alcohol and drugs – tūpeka, waipiro me te tarukino

Frequency of drinking alcohol and drinking large amounts (1st of 2)

Frequency of drinking alcohol and drinking large amounts

These graphs compare the frequency of drinking alcohol, and of drinking a large amount of alcohol (defined as six or more standard drinks for a man, or four or more for a woman), for Māori and non-Māori men and women. They show a tendency for Māori to drink less often, but to drink more when they do.

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Source: New Zealand alcohol and drug use survey, 2007/8

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Megan Cook, 'Māori smoking, alcohol and drugs – tūpeka, waipiro me te tarukino - Māori use of alcohol', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/graph/39871/frequency-of-drinking-alcohol-and-drinking-large-amounts (accessed 18 May 2021)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 Sep 2013