Usual Intake of Alcohol

Table 39 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A39 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 39. Alcohol: Mean (standard error) and percentiles3 of usual intake, 2001-2004
  Age
(years)
N1 Drinks
Mean (SE)2 5% 10% 25% 50% 75% 90% 95%
Children 1-3 1515 0.0 (0.00) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
4-8 1701 0.0 (0.00) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.01
Males 9-13 1061 0.0 (0.00) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.02
14-18 1424 0.1 (0.03) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.02 0.10 0.34 0.65
19-30 1100 1.3 (0.13) 0.01 0.04 0.16 0.64 1.83 3.54 4.87
31-50 1466 1.4 (0.09) 0.02 0.05 0.20 0.78 2.03 3.78 5.09
51-70 1252 1.0 (0.08) 0.01 0.03 0.11 0.46 1.37 2.76 3.84
71+ 832 0.6 (0.06) 0.00 0.01 0.04 0.19 0.71 1.65 2.46
19+ 4650 1.2 (0.07) 0.01 0.03 0.14 0.58 1.69 3.29 4.56
Females 9-13 1112 0.0 (0.00) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.02 0.05
14-18 1362 0.1 (0.02) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.03 0.11 0.24
19-30 1325 0.3 (0.05) 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.07 0.32 0.95 1.60
31-50 1595 0.5 (0.05) 0.00 0.01 0.03 0.15 0.57 1.41 2.20
51-70 1284 0.4 (0.05) 0.00 0.00 0.02 0.09 0.38 1.04 1.68
71+ 860 0.2 (0.03) 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.03 0.14 0.48 0.89
19+ 5064 0.4 (0.03) 0.00 0.00 0.02 0.09 0.40 1.11 1.80
All Persons 1+ 17889 0.6 (0.03) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.09 0.59 1.83 2.97
1: Number of persons in sample.
2: Standard error of the mean (df=30).
3: Standard errors of the percentiles are presented in Appendix Table A39.

Table A39. Alcohol: Percentiles (and standard errors) of usual intake, 2001-2004
  Age
(years)
Drinks
5% (SE)1 10% (SE) 25% (SE) 50% (SE) 75% (SE) 90% (SE) 95% (SE)
Children 1-3 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00)
4-8 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00)
Males 9-13 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01)
14-18 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.03) 0.3 (0.08) 0.7 (0.14)
19-30 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.02) 0.2 (0.05) 0.6 (0.13) 1.8 (0.21) 3.5 (0.30) 4.9 (0.38)
31-50 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.02) 0.2 (0.05) 0.8 (0.10) 2.0 (0.15) 3.8 (0.24) 5.1 (0.33)
51-70 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.03) 0.5 (0.08) 1.4 (0.12) 2.8 (0.18) 3.8 (0.24)
71+ 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.02) 0.2 (0.05) 0.7 (0.11) 1.7 (0.17) 2.5 (0.22)
19+ 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.04) 0.6 (0.08) 1.7 (0.11) 3.3 (0.16) 4.6 (0.24)
Females 9-13 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01)
14-18 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.04) 0.2 (0.08)
19-30 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.3 (0.06) 1.0 (0.13) 1.6 (0.21)
31-50 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.2 (0.04) 0.6 (0.09) 1.4 (0.14) 2.2 (0.17)
51-70 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.03) 0.4 (0.07) 1.0 (0.14) 1.7 (0.19)
71+ 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.04) 0.5 (0.10) 0.9 (0.16)
19+ 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.4 (0.05) 1.1 (0.08) 1.8 (0.11)
All 1+ 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.1 (0.02) 0.6 (0.06) 1.8 (0.10) 3.0 (0.12)
1: Standard error of the percentile.

Suggested Citation

Suggested citation for information contained on this page:

Usual Intake of Alcohol. Epidemiology Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://epi.grants.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/alcohol.html. Updated June 2, 2015. Accessed August 28, 2015.

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