Epidemiology

In 2015, the US National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that 15.1 million adults aged ≥18 years (6.2% of this age group) had alcohol-use disorder.[1][2] The prevalence of alcohol-use disorder among men was 9.8 million (8.4% of men in this age group) and among women was 5.3 million (4.2% percent of this age group).[1][2] In 2016, harmful use of alcohol resulted in approximately 3 million deaths (5.3% of all deaths) worldwide.[3]

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