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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)25%10%25%50%75%90%95%
Children 1-315150.0 (0.00)0.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
4-817010.0 (0.00)0.000.000.000.000.000.000.01
Males 9-1310610.0 (0.00)0.000.000.000.000.000.010.02
14-1814240.1 (0.03)0.000.000.000.020.100.340.65
19-3011001.3 (0.13)0.010.040.160.641.833.544.87
31-5014661.4 (0.09)0.020.050.200.782.033.785.09
51-7012521.0 (0.08)0.010.030.110.461.372.763.84
71+8320.6 (0.06)0.000.010.040.190.711.652.46
19+46501.2 (0.07)0.010.030.140.581.693.294.56
Females 9-1311120.0 (0.00)0.000.000.000.000.000.020.05
14-1813620.1 (0.02)0.000.000.000.000.030.110.24
19-3013250.3 (0.05)0.000.000.010.070.320.951.60
31-5015950.5 (0.05)0.000.010.030.150.571.412.20
51-7012840.4 (0.05)0.000.000.020.090.381.041.68
71+8600.2 (0.03)0.000.000.010.030.140.480.89
19+50640.4 (0.03)0.000.000.020.090.401.111.80
All Persons 1+178890.6 (0.03)0.000.000.000.090.591.832.97
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)110% (SE)25% (SE)50% (SE)75% (SE)90% (SE)95% (SE)
Children 1-30.0 (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)
4-80.0 (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 9-130.0 (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)
14-180.0 (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)
19-300.0 (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)
31-500.0 (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)
51-700.0 (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 9-130.0 (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)
14-180.0 (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)
19-300.0 (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)
31-500.0 (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)
51-700.0 (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

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Usual Intake of Alcohol. Applied Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://appliedresearch.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/alcohol.html. Updated April 2, 2014. Accessed November 23, 2014.

Last Modified: 02 Apr 2014