QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Aged ≥65 Years Who Drank Four or More Alcoholic Drinks Per Week,† by Sex and Age — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2020§
Weekly / August 19, 2022 / 71(33);1069
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* With 95% CIs indicated by error bars.
† Based on responses to a series of questions about consumption of alcoholic beverages for adults who had at least one drink in their lifetime.
§ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population.
In 2020, 18.3% of adults aged ≥65 years reported drinking four or more alcoholic drinks per week. Among adults aged ≥65 years, men were more likely (25.6%) than women (12.4%) to have four or more drinks. Percentages of those having four or more drinks were higher among men than women for the following age groups: 65–74 years (27.7% versus 13.4%), 75–84 years (23.6% versus 12.1%) and ≥85 years (17.6% versus 8.1%). Among both men and women, the percentage of adults aged ≥65 years who drank four or more alcoholic drinks per week decreased as age increased, from 20.0% for those aged 65–74 years to 11.8% for those aged ≥85 years.
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm
Reported by: Robin A. Cohen, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4152; Michael E. Martinez, MPH, MHSA.
For more information on this topic, CDC recommends the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/index.htm
Suggested citation for this article: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥65 Years Who Drank Four or More Alcoholic Drinks Per Week, by Sex and Age — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2022;71:1069. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7133a5.
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