## Usual Daily 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.

Age(years) N1 Drinks4 Mean (SE)2 5% 10% 25% 50% 75% 1515 0.0 (0.00) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1701 0.0 (0.00) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.01 1061 0.0 (0.00) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.02 1424 0.1 (0.03) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.02 0.10 0.34 0.65 1100 1.3 (0.13) 0.01 0.04 0.16 0.64 1.83 3.54 4.87 1466 1.4 (0.09) 0.02 0.05 0.20 0.78 2.03 3.78 5.09 1252 1.0 (0.08) 0.01 0.03 0.11 0.46 1.37 2.76 3.84 832 0.6 (0.06) 0.00 0.01 0.04 0.19 0.71 1.65 2.46 4650 1.2 (0.07) 0.01 0.03 0.14 0.58 1.69 3.29 4.56 1112 0.0 (0.00) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.02 0.05 1362 0.1 (0.02) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.03 0.11 0.24 1325 0.3 (0.05) 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.07 0.32 0.95 1.60 1595 0.5 (0.05) 0.00 0.01 0.03 0.15 0.57 1.41 2.20 1284 0.4 (0.05) 0.00 0.00 0.02 0.09 0.38 1.04 1.68 860 0.2 (0.03) 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.03 0.14 0.48 0.89 5064 0.4 (0.03) 0.00 0.00 0.02 0.09 0.40 1.11 1.80 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.
4: 1 drink equivalent = 14 grams (0.6 fluid ounce) of pure alcohol such as 12 fluid ounces of regular beer (5% alcohol); 5 fluid ounces of wine (12% alcohol); 1.5 fluid ounces of 80 proof distilled spirits (40% alcohol).

Age(years) Drinks 5% (SE)1 10% (SE) 25% (SE) 50% (SE) 75% (SE) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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.

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Usual Daily Intake of Alcohol. Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program website. National Cancer Institute. http://epi.grants.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/alcohol.html. Updated December 8, 2016. Accessed July 23, 2017.