Alcohol Use in the Past Month by Characteristics, 2007

The following table shows the percentage of alcohol use by Americans during one month in 2007, according to age, gender, and race.

Characteristic Any
 12–17 15.9%
 18–25 61.2
 26 or older 54.1
 Male 56.6
 Female 46.0
Hispanic origin and race
 Not Hispanic or Latino 52.6
 White 56.1
 Black or African American 39.3
 American Indian or Alaska Native 44.7
 Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander n.a.
 Asian 35.2
 Two or more races 47.5
 Hispanic or Latino 42.1
Total 51.1
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2006 and 2007. Web:

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