Korean Journal of Family Practice

Table. 1.

Definition of at-risk drinking

Heavy drinking(drinks per week) Binge drinking(drinks per drinking)


NIAAA Korean NIAAA Korean
Male >14 >8 (4a) >4 >3 (1.5a)
Female, male aged ≥65 y >7 >4 (2a) >3 >2 (1a)
Female aged ≥65 y NA >2 (1a) NA >1 (0.5a)

1 drink=14 g alcohol: 350 mL of draft beer, rice wine 300 mL (1 bowl), wine 150 mL, 19% soju 94 mL (1/4 bottle), whisky 45 mL (1 shot).

NIAAA, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; NA, not applicable.

aPerson with inactive aldehyde dehydrogenase form (flushing reaction at drinking).

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