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

This statistic displays the percentage of persons in the U.S. aged 12 or older who had current, binge, and heavy alcohol use in the past month, by ethnicity, in 2018. In that year, 6.2 percent of persons with a Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander ethnicity claimed to have heavy alcohol use. Heavy use refers to five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of five or more days in the last 30 days.

Current, binge, and heavy alcohol use in the United States in 2018, by ethnicity*

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Release date

August 2019


United States

Survey time period


Number of respondents

base: around 70,000 persons

Age group

12 years and older

Supplementary notes

* Alcohol use in the past month among persons aged 12 years and older.
This statistic was assembled from several editions of the same national survey.

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