Highly educated white men most likely to be tipplers, study finds
WEDNESDAY, March 17 (HealthDay News) -- Close to two-thirds (61 percent) of American adults consider themselves drinkers, a new U.S. government report finds.
Men are more likely to drink alcohol than women, and people with more education are the most likely to drink, but almost one-quarter of U.S. residents say they've abstained their whole lives.
The findings from the report, "Health Behaviors of Adults: United States, 2005-2007," were released this week by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. The results shed light on the alcohol use, smoking status, weight, physical activity and sleep habits of U.S. adults aged 18 and older.
Highlights of the findings on alcohol use include:
In addition to the findings on alcohol use, the report also noted that adults with higher levels of education are less likely to smoke, to be obese and to sleep less than six hours.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine has more on alcohol use.
SOURCE: U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, news release, March 16, 2010
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