Low-priced alcohol sold in BC

An analysis of the litres of low priced alcohol sold per capita (15 years and older) in British Columbia from 2003 to 2010. Low priced alcohol is defined as greater than 15 ml of absolute alcohol per dollar or less than 1.15 dollar per drink containing 17.2 ml of absolute alcohol. Data is presented by health authority, health service delivery area, and local health area. Updated maps will be available soon.

Notes: Estimate of alcohol consumption was based on the BC alcohol sale data obtained from the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) and does not include U-brew, U-vin, home-brew, or illegal sales. Data for the first 3 months of 2003 were unavailable, and extrapolations were used for the estimates. Estimate for Nisga’a combined with Telegraph Creek due to low outlet numbers.

This data comes from the Alcohol consumption component of the BC alcohol and other drugs (AOD) monitoring project.