Relative Rates of Alcohol Dependence

This bar graph reflects data compiled from a survey on the relative rates of alcohol dependence among certain ethnic groups. The survey found the following prevalence rates: Whites 3.4%; Blacks 3.4%; Native American 5.6%; Mexican/Hispanic 5.6%; Other Hispanic 2.4%; and Asian/Pacific Islander 1.8%. The sample average of 3.5% can be classified as alcohol dependent.

[Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Office of Applied Studies. (1994). National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA), 1991-1993. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA, Center for Mental Health Services.]