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, alcohol consumption during pregnancy, and a short look at alcohol use during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 2018

    • 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 2020

    • Per capita alcohol consumption of all beverages in the U.S. 1850-2019

    • Per capita alcohol consumption of all beverages in the U.S. by state 2019

    • Alcohol consumption of all beverages in the U.S. by state 2019

    • Alcohol use in persons aged 12 or older in the U.S. by age 2019

    • Alcohol use among U.S. persons aged 12 or older by ethnicity 2019

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

    • Alcohol dependence or abuse among U.S. adults by level of mental illness 2019

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

  • 3. Children, adolescents, young adults
    • Lifetime prevalence of alcohol use within grades 8, 10 and 12 in the U.S. 1991-2020

    • Annual prevalence of alcohol use within grades 8, 10 and 12 in the U.S. 1991-2020

    • Alcohol use in U.S. residents aged 12-20 years in 2019, by gender

    • Binge alcohol use in persons aged 18-25 years in the U.S. by gender 2002-2019

    • Alcohol use among U.S. college students as of fall 2020, by frequency

    • Heavy alcohol use among U.S. college students as of fall 2020

    • Young vehicle drivers under influence of alcohol in U.S. by age 2019

  • 4. Drinking among pregnant females
    • Share of U.S. pregnant females with past year or past month alcohol use 2015-2018

    • Share of U.S. pregnant females with past year or month alcohol use 2015-2018, by age

    • Share of U.S. pregnant females with past year or month alcohol use 2015-2018, by race

    • Share of U.S. pregnant females with past year alcohol use 2015-2018, by income

    • Share of U.S. pregnant females with past year alcohol use 2015-2018, by education

  • 5. Liver cirrhosis
    • Number of liver cirrhosis deaths in the U.S. from 2000-2017, by cirrhosis type

    • Average rate of cirrhosis deaths in the U.S. from 2000-2017, by cirrhosis type

    • Alcohol-related liver cirrhosis deaths in the U.S. from 2000-2017

    • Alcohol-related liver cirrhosis death rate in the U.S. from 2000-2017

    • Alcohol-related liver cirrhosis deaths in the U.S. in 2017, by age

    • Alcohol-related liver cirrhosis death rate in the U.S. in 2017, by age

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

  • 6. Treatments
    • Alcohol-related treatments among adults in the U.S. 2005-2019

    • Number of people in the U.S. who received treatment for alcohol use 2019, by age

    • Share of people in the U.S. who received treatment for alcohol use 2019, by ethnicity

    • Places where people in the U.S. received treatment for alcohol use 2019

    • Binge drinking among U.S. college students receiving mental healthcare 2010-2020

  • 7. Miscellaneous
    • Fatalities in U.S. road traffic by driver BAC in the crash 2018

    • U.S. physicians' weekly alcohol consumption in 2019, by generation

    • U.S. veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan alcohol use as of 2020, by frequency

    • U.S. veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan number of alcoholic drinks consumed as of 2020

  • 8. Focus: Alcohol use during the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Alcoholic beverages sales growth from COVID-19 in the United States in 2020, by type

    • Alcoholic beverages sales growth from COVID-19 in the U.S. in 2020, by channel

    • Alcoholic beverages consumer growth during COVID-19 in the U.S. in 2020

    • Alcoholic beverages repeat buyer growth during COVID-19 in the U.S. in 2020

    • Change in consumer spending on alcoholic drinks due to coronavirus US, by generation

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