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Appendix G2: Description of USDA Analyses

Table G2-37. Estimated mean alcohol intakes for men and women, age 21 years and older, who drank moderate amounts of alcoholic beverages in the United States, 1999-2000

Average number of drinks per daya/ Sample size (unweighted) % of population (weighted) Alcohol b/, c/ (grams SEd/
Men:        
<1c/ 631 38.3 7 1
1 336 22.5 22 2
2 128 9.6 39 5
3 78 5.3 59 13
4 19 1.5 97 27
Womenf/        
<1e/ 721 42.9 5 1
1 162 11.2 19 4
2 46 3.7 38 4
3 9 0.7 g/ g/
4 3 0.4 g/ g/

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a/Calculated from self-reported average number of drinks on drinking days and frequency of drinking days over the past 12 months.

b/Calculated from 24-hour recalls of dietary intake.

c/12 oz beer = 12.8 grams alcohol; 5 oz wine = 13.5 grams alcohol; 1.5 oz 80 proof distilled spirits = 14.0 grams alcohol.

d/Standard error of the mean.

e/Greater than 0, but less than 1.

f/Excludes pregnant and lactating.

g/Coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30 percent.

Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2000

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