Alcohol and health

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Statista dossier on alcohol use and health

This dossier provides some of the most interesting facts and figures relating to the use and abuse of alcohol, with the main focus on the United States. Harmful use of alcohol is a global problem that causes around five percent of all annual deaths worldwide. In the U.S., alcohol is responsible for costs of almost 250 billion U.S. dollars annually. This document provides information on costs, prevalence, intensity of drinking, drinking among children and adolescents, alcohol-related liver cirrhosis, hospital stays and a short look at alcohol consumption during pregnancy.

Table of contents

  • 1. Global overview
    • Alcohol content of a glass of beer, wine, champagne and schnapps

    • Key facts on alcohol-related deaths globally 2018

    • Countries with highest per capita consumption of alcohol 2016

    • Alcohol use disorders prevalence worldwide in 2016, by gender

    • Prevalence of alcohol use disorders worldwide in 2016, by WHO region

    • Prevalence of fetal alcohol syndrome worldwide in 2016, by WHO region

    • Percentage of total deaths worldwide from alcohol in 2016, by disease

    • Alcohol consumption death rate worldwide in 2010 and 2016, by cause

  • 2. U.S. overview
    • Seriousness of select substance abuse problems in the U.S. 2016-2018

    • U.S. costs due to abuse of tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs, prescription opioids 2017

    • Per capita alcohol consumption of all beverages in the U.S. 1850-2017

    • Per capita alcohol consumption of all beverages in the U.S. by state 2017

    • Alcohol consumption of all beverages in the U.S. by state 2017

    • Alcohol use in persons aged 12 or older in the U.S. by age 2018

    • Alcohol use among U.S. persons aged 12 or older by ethnicity 2018

    • U.S. binge drinking among adults by state 2018

    • Alcohol dependence or abuse among U.S. adults by level of mental illness 2018

    • Alcohol use disorders: prevalence in the U.S. by gender 2016

  • 3. Children, adolescents, young adults
    • Median age of first alcohol use among U.S. youth 1991-2015

    • Lifetime prevalence of alcohol use within grades 8, 10 and 12 in the U.S. 1991-2018

    • Annual prevalence of alcohol use within grades 8, 10 and 12 in the U.S. 1991-2018

    • Prevalence of underage drinking in the past month U.S. 2010-2015, by grade

    • U.S. teenagers who drank alcohol 2015-2017, by gender and sexual orientation

    • Alcohol use in U.S. residents aged 12-20 years in 2018, by gender

    • Binge alcohol use in persons aged 18-22 by college enrollment 2002-2017

    • Binge alcohol use in persons aged 18-25 years in the U.S. by gender 2002-2018

    • Number of drinks U.S. youths drank on drinking days in the past month 1991-2015

    • Alcohol use among U.S. college students as of fall 2018

    • Heavy alcohol use among U.S. college students as of fall 2018

  • 4. Alcohol and driving
    • Fatalities in U.S. road traffic by driver BAC in the crash 2017

    • U.S. students driving a car after drinking alcohol by gender and grade 2017

    • U.S. students riding with driver who had been drinking by gender and grade 2017

    • Young vehicle drivers under influence of alcohol in U.S. by age 2018

    • Top US states by high school students who drank alcohol and drove 2017

  • 5. Drinking during pregnancy
    • Alcohol consumption in pregnant U.S. women from 2015-2017, by education level

    • Prevalence of alcohol consumption among pregnant women in the U.S. from 2015-2017

    • Prevalence of alcohol consumption among pregnant U.S. women from 2015-2017, by age

    • U.S. states with the highest percentage of women who drank while pregnant 2018

  • 6. Liver cirrhosis
    • Number of liver cirrhosis deaths in the U.S. from 2000-2015, by cirrhosis type

    • Average rate of cirrhosis deaths in the U.S. from 2000-2015, by cirrhosis type

    • Alcohol-related liver cirrhosis deaths in the U.S. from 2000-2015

    • Alcohol-related liver cirrhosis death rate in the U.S. from 2000-2015

    • Alcohol-related liver cirrhosis deaths in the U.S. in 2015, by age

    • Alcohol-related liver cirrhosis death rate in the U.S. in 2015, by age

    • Liver cirrhosis deaths: U.S. 2002, 2012 and 2016

  • 7. Hospital stays
    • Diagnosis distribution of alcohol-related hospital discharges in the U.S. in 2015

    • Rate of substance abuse hospitalization in the U.S. in 2016, by substance

    • Distribution of male MSUD hospitalizations in the U.S. 2016, by age and diagnosis

    • Distribution of female MSUD hospitalizations in the U.S. 2016, by age and diagnosis

    • Rate of hospital discharges for alcohol in the U.S. in 2015, by gender

    • Length of stay for hospital discharges for alcohol in the U.S. in 2015

    • Total cost of alcohol-related hospital stays in the U.S. in 2015

    • Median cost of alcohol-related hospital stays in the U.S. in 2015

  • 8. Treatments
    • Alcohol-related treatments among adults in the U.S. 2005-2018

    • Number of people in the U.S. who received treatment for alcohol use 2018, by age

    • Share of people in the U.S. who received treatment for alcohol use 2018, by ethnicity

    • Places where people in the U.S. received treatment for alcohol use 2018

    • Binge drinking among U.S. college students receiving mental healthcare 2010-2018

  • 9. Miscellaneous
    • Share of people in the U.S. with disabilities who binge drank from 2009 to 2016

    • U.S. college students that received health information from their universities 2018

    • U.S. veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan alcohol use as of 2018, by frequency

    • U.S. veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan number of alcoholic drinks consumed as of 2018

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