Current alcohol use in persons aged 12-20 in the U.S. by age 2002-2013

This statistic shows the percentage of those who had currently used alcohol in the past month among persons aged 12 to 20 in the United States, by age group from 2002 to 2013. In 2009, 13.1 percent of those 14 or 15 years old claimed to have had current alcohol use in the past month. Alcoholism refers to problems with alcohol and often refers to alcohol addiction. Alcohol has the potential to cause damage to all organs of the body.

Current alcohol use in the U.S. among persons aged 12-20 from 2002 to 2013, by age group

12 or 1314 or 1516 or 17 18 to 20
20024.3%16.6%32.6%51%
20034.5%17%31.8%51.5%
20044.3%16.4%32.5%51.1%
20054.2%15.1%30.1%51.1%
20063.9%15.6%29.8%51.6%
20073.5%14.7%29.2%50.8%
20083.4%13.3%26.3%48.6%
20093.5%13.1%26.5%49.5%
20103.2%12.4%24.6%48.5%
20112.5%11.3%25.3%46.8%
20122.2%11.1%24.8%45.8%
20132.1%9.5%22.7%43.8%
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Source

Release date

September 2014

Region

United States

Survey time period

2002 to 2013

Number of respondents

67,500 persons

Age group

12-20 years

Supplementary notes

* Alcohol use in the past month among persons aged 12-20 years.

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