Epidemiology of alcohol-related problems in the United States
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Published by National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration, c [1988] in Rockville, Md .
Written in English


  • Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- Health aspects -- United States.,
  • Alcoholism -- United States

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Shipping list no.: 88-530-P

Other titlesEpidemiology of alcohol related problems in the United States
SeriesDHHS publication -- no. (ADM) 88-1519(A), DHHS publication -- no. (ADM) 88-1519
ContributionsNational Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination5 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL14286050M

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Suggested Citation:"2 Epidemiology of Alcohol-Related Problems."Institute of Medicine. Prevention and Treatment of Alcohol Problems: Research gton, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: / The existing epidemiologic evidence indicates that there are serious alcohol-related health disparities across racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Some of the areas in which disparities are evident are, for example, rates of alcohol abuse and dependence, liver cirrhosis, FAS, drinking and driving, alcohol-related suicides, and certain types of by: About this book. Alcohol continues to be the substance of choice for today’s youth, leading to serious physical, psychological, and social consequences. Alcohol Problems in Adolescents and Young Adults ably addresses this growing trend. Alcohol use is involved in nearly , deaths annually, and it plays a major role in numerous medical and social problems in the United States. A contributor to deaths from liver disease and certain cancers, it is also a demonstrated risk factor for vehicular injuries (Haddon et al., ; McCarroll and Haddon, ).

NIAAA is a source of authoritative data on alcohol epidemiology for researchers and the general public. Below are links to statistical summaries of data collected or compiled by NIAAA on alcohol consumption, alcohol-related mortality and morbidity, and other alcohol-related problems and consequences. Surveillance Reports These reports provide alcohol-related trend data in the U.S. for. The prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) in the United States was estimated by the Institute of Medicine in to be between and cases per 1, 23 More recent reports from specific U.S. sites report the prevalence of FAS to be 2 to 7 cases per 1,, and the prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) to be as high. Western countries (17% to 46%) where it is the most common CLD. in adults9 with a high prevalence of NASH in the United States (16%). However, the accurate respective prevalence of NAFLD and NASH. are not well known because of the lack of liver histology information. (diagnostic gold standard Cited by:   In the United States, a standard drink contains ounces ( grams or tablespoons) of pure alcohol. Generally, this amount of pure alcohol is found in ounces of beer (5% alcohol content). 8-ounces of malt liquor (7% alcohol content). 5-ounces of wine (12% alcohol content). ounces of proof.

Alcohol and American Society: A Complex Relationship Alcohol-related problems among adults and adolescents—which result from drinking too much, too fast, or too often—are among the most significant public health issues in the United States and internationally.   Breaking it down further, only percent of men and percent of women who needed help for an alcohol problem actually sought help for that problem. The prevalence of heavy drinking, binge drinking, and alcohol use disorders are highest among men aged 18 . Sadly, states have cut back funding for mental healthcare by $5 billion between and Mental healthcare is the hardest medical service to get access to in the United States, and almost 90 million Americans live in areas where there is a shortage of mental healthcare : Danielle Sovereign. Substance use and abuse has long been a concern for the nation, both in and out of the workplace (IOM, ), with consequences that include lost productivity, disease, and premature death. Indeed, it has been estimated that more than one in four deaths in the United States each year can be attributed to the use of alcohol, illicit drugs, or tobacco (Horgan et al., ).Author: Charles P. O'Brien, Maryjo Oster, Emily Morden.