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Prevalence and Incidence of Alcoholism

Prevalance of Alcoholism:

estimated 15.1 million people: 15.1 million alcohol-abusing or alcohol-dependent individuals and 4.6 million are women (NWHIC); nearly 14 million Americans (NIAAA) ... see also overview of Alcoholism.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 18 or 5.55% or 15.1 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "estimated 15.1 million people: 15.1 million alcohol-abusing or alcohol-dependent individuals and 4.6 million are women (NWHIC); nearly 14 million Americans (NIAAA)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of Alcoholism:

Currently, nearly 14 million Americans—1 in every 13 adults—abuse alcohol or are alcoholic. (Source: excerpt from Alcoholism Getting the Facts: NIAAA)

Prevelance of Alcoholism discussion:

Currently, nearly 14 million Americans—1 in every 13 adults—abuse alcohol or are alcoholic. Several million more adults engage in risky drinking that could lead to alcohol problems. These patterns include binge drinking and heavy drinking on a regular basis. In addition, 53 percent of men and women in the United States report that one or more of their close relatives have a drinking problem.   (Source: excerpt from Alcoholism Getting the Facts: NIAAA)

Death statistics for Alcoholism:

The following statistics relate to deaths and Alcoholism:

  • 100,000 deaths each year in the US (Mayo Clinic)
  • 19,817 alcohol-induced deaths, excluding accidents and homicides, each year in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final Data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • 27,035 deaths from alcohol related chronic liver disease and cirrhosis each year in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final Data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
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More Statistics about Alcoholism:

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    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Alcoholism usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Alcoholism at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Alcoholism refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Alcoholism diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

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