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United States Alcohol Use Prevalence by County 2002-2012


General Info
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2002 - 12/2012
Data type
  • Subnationally representative

IHME research produced alcohol use prevalence estimates (including estimates for any drinking, heavy drinking, and binge drinking) by county, year, and sex for 2002-2012. The data also include changes by percent for the period. The estimates were produced by applying small area models to data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). This dataset contains estimates for all states and counties, the District of Columbia, and the US as a whole, along with data on the 10 counties with the highest and lowest rates of any, heavy, and binge drinking by sex. Study results were published in the American Journal of Public Health in April 2015 in "Drinking patterns in US counties from 2002 to 2012."