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Booze is part of the American culture

Bo DZ A colorful look at the U.S.'s drinking habits and how we stack up. WHAT ARE WE DRINKING? According to the Department of the Treasury, on an average month, the U.S. produces the following: distilled spirits 850 M GALLONS wine 10.3 M beer GALLONS 17,980 M GALLONS While beer and wine make up for most alcoholic drinks, 20 percent of both genders prefer hard liquor. 20% 54% 31 glasses Americans remain beer drinkers, with 54 per- cent of men claiming it as their beverage of choice. Nearly half of women prefer wine, making up for an average of 31 glasses of wine per year. --WHEN WE ARE DRINKING- November mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su All the bubbly consumed on New Year's Eve is no match for what Americans put away on "Black Out Wednesday," the day before Thanksgiving. It's the busiest drinking day of the year. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 30 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 2 25 27 28 29 30 DRINKERS OVER THE AGE OF 55 42% 30% 20% PREDOMINANTLY PREFER WINE OVER BEER AND LIQUOR WINE BEER LIQUOR BINGE DRINKING BY STATE States that drink the most (7.8-9 drinks per session) States that drink the least WA MT VT ME ND MN OR NH MA ID SD WI NY WY MI PA NEW JERSEY People in New Jersey only binge drink 3.6 times a month, making them in the lowest in the country. IA NE NV ОН IL IN UT MD CO DC KS MO VA KY NC AZ TN OK NM AR GA MS KENTUCKY In Kentucky, home to bourbon, they like to binge drink nearly 6 times a month. LA THE U.S. HAS ONE OF HOW AMERICANS RANK IN THE WORLD THE HIGHEST Pure alcohol consumption among adults (age 15+) in liters per capita per year. ALCOHOL MEXICO 8.42 ABSTINENCE RATES WITH US | 9.44 31 PERCENT OF AMERICANS CANADA 9.77 UK 13.37 WHO DONT'T DRINK FRANCE 13.66 Predominantly Muslim countries in the Middle East have the lowest amounts of average yearly drinking. RUSSIA 15.76 MOLDOVA 18.22 20% x5 36% 5.5 People who make more than $75,000 a year are the people who binge drink the most (20 percent). People who make less than $25,000 a year drink the most of ten (5 per month) and the most per binge (8.5 drinks). While binge drinking is normally considered a young man's game, research shows that People 65 years and older typically over indulge an average of 5.5 times a month, making them the age group that binge- drinks the most frequently. 36 percent of all binge drinking occurs among people 35 years and older. CREATED BY ErnestoOlivares.com Healthline Connect to Better Health SOURCE http://www.gallup.com/poll/141656/drinking-rate-edges-slightly-year-high.aspx http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1357892/U-S-drinks-lowest-alcohol-developed-world-figures-reveal.html http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/BingeDrinking/#Statelnfo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List of_countries_by_alcohol_consumption http://www.who.int/substance_abuse/publications/global_alcohol_report/profiles/usa,pdf "Global status report on alcohol and health", World Health Organization 2011 http://www.who.int/substance_abuse/publications/global_alcohol_report/msbgsruprofiles.pdf

Booze is part of the American culture

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A colorful look at the US's drinking habits and how we stack up. It’s pictured in advertising as the fuel to a good time. Alcohol manufacturer’s logos are seen all over major sporting events. It...

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