Past Month Alcohol Use by Ethnicity: Ages 18-25

The graph illustrates prevalence of alcohol use, binge drinking, and heavy drinking in men and women. The horizontal line has four bar graphs and represent males 18-25; females 18-25; males 26 and older and women 26 and older. The vertical axis is 0 to 70 percent. The following are visual approximations: In the male 18-25 category, 20% report heavy drinking; 29% report binge drinking; and 16% report any use of alcoholic beverages. In the female 18-25 category, 7% report heavy drinking; 20% report binge drinking; and 24% report any alcohol use. In the male 26 and older category, 8% report heavy drinking; 18% report binge drinking; and 32% report any use of alcohol. In the female 26 and older category 2% report heavy drinking; 10% report binge drinking and 30% report any alcohol use.

[Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (1999a). Summary of Findings From the 1999 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse. Rockville, MD: Department of Health and Human Services.]