Twelve-month prevalence of DSM-IV alcohol abuse by age, sex, and race-ethnicity: United States, 2001–2002 (NESARC)*.

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Sociodemographic characteristic

Male

Female

Total

%

S.E.

Population estimatea

%

S.E.

Population estimate

%

S.E.

Population estimate

Total

Total

6.93

0.28

6906

2.55

0.16

2762

4.65

0.18

9668

18–29

9.35

0.61

2110

4.57

0.39

1041

6.95

0.39

3151

30–44

8.69

0.49

2742

3.31

0.28

1080

5.95

0.31

3822

45–64

5.50

0.43

1719

1.70

0.20

566

3.54

0.25

2286

65+

2.36

0.32

335

0.38

0.11

75

1.21

0.15

410

White

Total

7.45

0.33

5276

2.92

0.19

2236

5.10

0.21

7511

18–29

10.19

0.81

1405

5.56

0.54

777

7.86

0.50

2182

30–44

10.10

0.63

2166

4.13

0.38

902

7.09

0.40

3068

45–64

5.97

0.51

1425

2.02

0.26

499

3.96

0.30

1925

65+

2.38

0.35

279

0.36

0.10

58

1.21

0.16

336

Black

Total

5.71

0.58

574

1.41

0.19

182

3.29

0.30

756

18–29

6.92

1.28

166

2.10

0.45

68

4.28

0.67

254

30–44

7.04

0.95

238

1.51

0.30

65

3.95

0.46

302

45–64

4.48

0.74

132

1.25

0.37

47

2.66

0.40

178

65+

1.79

0.59

19

0.12

0.12

2

0.78

0.25

21

Native Americanb

Total

7.47

1.65

157

4.18

1.25

97

5.75

1.02

253

18–29

15.25

5.68

56

6.68

3.34

33

10.35

3.11

89

30–44

7.67

3.00

54

6.52

3.01

49

7.07

2.13

102

45–64

4.85

2.12

39

0.00

0.00

0

2.57

1.14

39

65+

3.59

2.49

8

4.12

4.00

15

3.91

2.63

24

Asianc

Total

3.20

0.79

140

1.13

0.41

53

2.13

0.46

193

18–29

4.77

1.81

63

3.89

1.38

47

4.35

1.25

110

30–44

4.22

1.54

64

0.23

0.22

4

2.18

0.79

68

45–64

1.13

0.78

13

0.20

0.20

3

0.61

0.32

16

65+

0.00

0.00

0

0.00

0.00

0

0.00

0.00

0

Hispanic/Latino

Total

6.21

0.50

759

1.65

0.23

195

3.97

0.30

953

18–29

9.08

1.07

400

3.04

0.63

116

6.28

0.63

516

30–44

4.88

0.59

219

1.46

0.33

61

3.23

0.37

281

45–64

4.35

0.84

111

0.63

0.36

17

2.43

0.39

128

65+

3.69

1.62

29

0.00

0.00

0

1.56

0.66

29

* Data are from the NIAAA 20012002 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC).

a Population counts are in thousands.

b Includes American Indians and Alaska Natives.

c Includes Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.

Source: Grant, B.F.; Dawson, D.A.; Stinson, F.S.; Chou, S.P.; Dufour, M.C.; and Pickering, R.P. The 12-month prevalence and trends in DSM-IV alcohol abuse and dependence: United States, 1991–1992 and 2001–2002. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 74(3):223–34, 2004.