Past Month Alcohol Use by Ethnicity: Ages 18-25

The graph illustrates past month alcohol use by ethnicity of individuals 18-25 of age. The vertical axis runs from zero to sixty percent. The horizontal line depicts a bar graph representing Whites, Blacks, American Indian, Asian, and Hispanic, and identifies prevalence for each group for heavy drinking, binge drinking, and any alcohol use. The following are visual approximations: Whites report 5% heavy drinking; 14% binge drinking, and 34% for any alcohol use (total 53%); Blacks report 4% heavy drinking; 13% binge drinking, and 21% for any alcohol use (total 38%); American Indians report 5% heavy drinking; 13% binge drinking; and 17% for any alcohol use (total 35%); Asians report 2% heavy drinking; 8% binge drinking; and 23% for any alcohol use (total 33%); and Hispanics report 4% heavy drinking; 18% binge drinking; and 20% for any alcohol use (total 42%).

[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.]