Background: Worldwide alcohol consumption is involved in 2.5 million deaths annually. Worryingly, the age of alcohol initiation may be decreasing; evidence suggests an inverse correlation between initiation and prevalence of alcohol use. European data are limited.
Methods: Data are from a survey (n = 2638) on alcohol consumption of ≥18 y in England. Univariate and multivariate associations are reported between demography, last year alcohol consumption, historic drinking including having regularly drank alcohol