Adults Who Are Current Regular Drinkers of Alcohol

Notes: Error bars indicate 95% confidence intervals.
Data are from 2016.
Current regular drinkers are defined as having had at least 12 drinks in the past year. This is derived from the following questions: “In any one year, have you had at least 12 drinks of any type of alcoholic beverage?”; “In your entire life, have you had at least 12 drinks of any type of alcoholic beverage?”; and “In the past year, how often did you drink any type of alcoholic beverage?”
Categories shown are for Hispanic adults, who may be of any race or combination of races, and non-Hispanic adults who selected one racial group. Not all race groups are shown. Total bars are based on all adults aged ≥18 years.
Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population, are shown for sample adults aged ≥18 years, and are age-adjusted using the projected 2000 U.S. population as the standard population and using four age groups: 18–44, 45–64, 65–74, and ≥75 years.

Data Source: Tables of summary health statistics for U.S. adults, National Health Interview Survey, 2016.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Age-Adjusted Percentages of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Are Current Regular Drinkers of Alcohol, by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin — National Health Interview Survey, 2016