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Alcoholism Across Demographics

Alcoholism Across Demographics Youth Alcohol Problems 50% The earlier a person begins drinking, the more at risk he or she is to alcoholism later Children with a family history of alcoholism, abuse, family violence and depression are more susceptible to alcohol-related issues Almost 50% of those who begin drinking before the age of 14 develop an alcohol dependency by the age of 21 in life Binge Drinking in Youth aged 12 - 17 10.5% 4.3% 4.3% 5.2% Caucasians Hispanics African Asians Americans Gender Inequality 17% 8% %רו Women are more vulnerable Of men suffer from alcoholism Of women form alcohol dependence during their lifetime than men to the ill effects of at some point in their lives heavy drinking, such as cirrhosis of the liver and brain cell damage Alcohol Dependance Rates Ethnicity's Role 00 13.8% 9.5% 8.4% While there is no conclusive research explaining why ethnicity plays a role in alcohol dependency rates, data consistently shows differentiation across races Native Americans have Caucasians African Hispanics the highest rate of lifetime alcohol Americans dependence Heavy Alcohol Use Across Races 8.9% 7.5% 7.3% 5.8% Caucasians Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Two or More Races American Indian or Alaska Native 1.8% 4.5% 2.0% Hispanic or Latino African Americans Asian Education Matters Education levels affect binge and non-binge drinking conversely in adults 36.5% 69.2% of adults with less than a high school education drink alcohol of college graduates are current drinkers 26.4% 23.1% of adults with less than a high school education binge drink of college graduates binge drink 7.6% 6.0% of adults with less than a high school education drink heavily of college graduates drink heavily MIRAMAR Resources: http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/alcoholism/risk-factors.html http://www.samhsa.govjdata/sites/default/files/NSDUHresultsPDFWHTML2 013/Web/NSDUHresultsao13.pdf http://pubs.niaaa.nih. GETTING WELL STAYIN G WELL nih.gov/publications/arh4o/152-160o.htm

Alcoholism Across Demographics

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