Alcohol Use

Data are for the U.S.

Prevalence
  • Percent of adults aged 18 and over who had at least one heavy drinking day (five or more drinks for men and four or more drinks for women) in the past year: 25.1%

Source: Early release of selected estimates based on data from the 2018 National Health Interview Survey, data table for figure  9.2

Mortality
  • Number of alcoholic liver disease deaths: 22,246
  • Number of alcohol-induced deaths, excluding accidents and homicides: 35,823

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2017, table 6 pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB]

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Page last reviewed: January 20, 2017