ONS figures show Wales has lowest frequent drinkers
The proportion of people who drink alcohol frequently is lower in Wales than any region of England or Scotland.
A survey of 13,000 people aged over 16 showed 8% of people in Wales said they had drunk alcohol on five or more days in the last week.
That compared to an average of 11% across Wales, England and Scotland.
In the South West of England, 17% of adults said they had drunk alcohol on five or more days in the past week - twice the proportion of those in Wales.
The ONS survey found that 55% of people in Wales said they had drunk alcohol at least once in the last week - again lower than the average for Great Britain of 58%, however London had the lowest proportion of drinkers at 51%.
Overall, across the three countries, there has been a marked fall in frequent drinking between 2005 and 2012.
In young people, the proportion has halved in men aged between 16 and 24 to 5% and fallen from 5% to 2% in young women.
Over the seven years from 2005, the proportion of British adults who drank frequently has declined from 22% to 14% of men and from 13% to 9% percent of women over the seven year period.
People aged 65 and over were most likely to have drunk frequently.