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 six percent of all annual deaths worldwide. In the U.S., alcohol is responsible for costs exceeding 200 billion U.S. dollars annually. This document provides information on costs, prevalence, intensity of drinking, drinking among children and adolescents, and a short look on the industry that stands behind.

Table of contents

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

    • Countries with highest per capita consumption of alcohol 2016

    • Key facts on alcohol-related deaths globally 2015

    • Cancer deaths attributable to alcohol consumption 2010

    • DALYs lost from cancer attributable to alcohol consumption 2010

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

    • Annual deaths due to to alcohol abuse in the U.S. 2006-2010

    • Per capita alcohol consumption of all beverages in the U.S. 1850-2014

    • Per capita consumption of beer, wine, and spirits in the United States 2010-2015

    • Per capita alcohol consumption of all beverages in the U.S. by state 2014

    • Alcohol consumption of all beverages in the U.S. by state 2014

    • Alcohol use in persons aged 12 or older in the U.S. by age 2015

    • Alcohol use among U.S. persons aged 12 or older by ethnicity 2015

    • U.S. binge drinking among adults by state 2016

    • Alcohol dependence or abuse among U.S. adults by level of mental illness 2015

  • 3. Children, adolescents, young adults
    • Lifetime prevalence of alcohol use within grades 8, 10 and 12 in the U.S. 1991-2016

    • Annual prevalence of alcohol use within grades 8, 10 and 12 in the U.S. 1991-2016

    • Alcohol use in U.S. persons aged 12-20 by gender 2015

    • Binge alcohol use in persons aged 18-22 by college enrollment 2002-2015

    • Binge alcohol use in persons aged 18-25 in the U.S. by gender 2002-2015

  • 4. Alcohol and driving
    • Fatalities in U.S. road traffic by driver BAC in the crash 1990-2015

    • Driving under the influence of alcohol in the U.S. 2002-2015

    • Driving under the influence of alcohol in U.S. persons by age 2015

    • U.S. students driving a car after drinking alcohol by gender and grade 2014-2015

  • 5. Treatments
    • Alcohol-related treatments among adults in the U.S. 2005-2015

    • Number of people in the U.S. who received treatment for alcohol use 2015, by age

    • Share of people in the U.S. who received treatment for alcohol use 2015 by ethnicity

    • Places where people in the U.S. received treatment for alcohol use 2015

  • 6. The industry behind
    • Leading spirits brands worldwide 2017, based on brand value

    • U.S. alcohol tax revenue and forecast, 2000-2021

    • Total alcoholic beverage sales in the U.S. 2006-2015

    • U.S. wholesale sales of beer and wine 2002-2015

    • U.S. imports of distilled spirits based on import volume 2011-2016

  • Language: English
  • Released: November 2016
  • Source(s): Statista
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