The table provides the 12-Month Prevalence Rates for Alcohol Problems in the United States Chart
There are seven columns from left to right
Rows for those columns read
Alcohol Dependence (b)
Alcohol Abuse andDependence combined (b)
At least onealcohol problem indicator (c)
Risky consumption levels (d)
Rates are for percentages of U.S. adult population and are based on data from the 1992 National Longitudinal Alcohol Epidemiologic Survey (NLAES); a nationwide household survey of 42,862 adults age 18 years and older conducted in conjunction with the 1992 census and sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
a. These categories include non-hispanic blacks and whites.
b. Based on DSM-IV criteria.
c. Defined as those who reported experiencing any of the 31 symptoms or consequence indicators for alcohol use disorders in the NLAES interview.
d. For men, defined as exceeding weekly or daily limits by drinking more than 14 drinks per week on average, or drinking 5+ drinks on any given day at least once in the past 12 months; for women, defined as exceeding weekly or daily limits by drinking more than 7 drinks per week on average, or drinking 4+ drinks on any given day at least once in the past 12 months.