Alcohol Research and Statistics

Scientific Studies and Statistical Data

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Students and researchers have a vast library available of scientific studies and statistical data compiled by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Since 1988, the NIAAA has published Alcohol Alert Bulletins which outline the latest scientific research and studies about alcohol related topics.

These Alcohol Alerts cover a wide range of subjects including the relationship and affects of alcohol on AIDS, Cancer, Aging, Cognition, Nutrition, Hormones, Sleep, Trauma, Stress, Violence and Aggression, Driving, and many others.

The NIAAA has also compiled a variety of "Quick Facts" data tables that provide information on a number of alcohol-related topics. These tables present raw statistical data on topics including amounts and patterns of alcohol consumption, alcohol dependence or abuse, consequences of alcohol consumption, and other alcohol-related topics.

Here is an index of those data tables:

Alcohol Statistics and Data Tables

Per Capita Alcohol Consumption
Apparent per capita ethanol consumption for the United States, 1850-1997 based on volume of sales.

Self-Reported Alcohol Consumption
Data on amounts and patterns of alcohol consumption by age and demographic characteristics.

Prevalence of Alcohol Abuse
Prevalence and population estimates of DSM-IV alcohol abuse and dependence by age, sex, and ethnicity.

Deaths From Cirrhosis
Age-adjusted death rates of liver cirrhosis by gender from 1910 through 1996.

Alcohol-Related Traffic Fatalities
Traffic crashes, traffic crash fatalities, and alcohol-related traffic crash fatalities, in the United States, 1977-97.

Short-Stay Hospital Discharges
Number and rates of first-listed and all-listed alcohol-related diagnoses for U.S. population aged 15 years and older by sex and age.

Economic Costs of Alcohol Abuse
Costs to society of alcohol abuse, other drug abuse, and mental illness, in the United States.

Risk Behaviors Among Youth
Alcohol related youth risk behavior studies for drunk driving, alcohol consumption, binge drinking, early drinking and more.

Health Risks Statistics
Death rates, health conditions related to drinking status, and fetal alcohol syndrome awareness data.

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