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: 29,505
  • Alcoholic liver disease deaths per 100,000 population: 9.0

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2020) via CDC WONDER

  • Number of alcohol-induced deaths, excluding accidents and homicides: 49,061
  • Alcohol-induced deaths, excluding accidents and homicides per 100,000 population: 14.9

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2020) via CDC WONDER

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Page last reviewed: January 13, 2022