Alcohol Control and Social Outcomes

Alcohol-Related Deaths per Capita (all ages)

This is the total number of deaths in a state that were attributable to alcohol divided by the population of that state. Alcohol-attributable deaths include chronic causes (e.g., alcoholic liver disease and fetal alcohol syndrome) and acute causes (e.g., alcohol poisoning, traffic fatalities, aspiration).

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alcohol-Related Deaths per Capita (people under 21 only)

This is the number of deaths of people under age 21 that were attributable to alcohol divided by the population of that state. Alcohol-attributable deaths include chronic causes (e.g., alcoholic liver disease and fetal alcohol syndrome) and acute causes (e.g., alcohol poisoning, traffic fatalities, aspiration).

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alcohol-Related Traffic Fatalities as a Fraction of All Traffic Fatalities

This is the number of alcohol-related traffic fatalities in a state divided by the total number of traffic fatalities in that state. For example, 25% means that one-fourth of all traffic fatalities in the state involved alcohol.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fatality Analysis Reporting System

Alcohol-Involved Traffic Fatalities per 100,000 Population

This is the number of alcohol-involved traffic fatalities in a state divided by the population in that state (on a per 100,000 person basis). For example, 7.0 means that 7 out of every 100,000 people living in the state died in an alcohol-involved traffic fatality.

Source: AlcoholAlert

Illicit Drug Use (2002-2004)

Use of illicit drugs in the past year (percentage of persons aged 12 or older)

Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2004 and 2005

Binge Drinking (% of population 12 and older, 2004-05)

Binge drinking is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days.

Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2004 and 2005

Binge Drinking (% of population 12 to 17, 2004-05)

Binge drinking is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days.

Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2004 and 2005

% aged 12-20 reporting using alchohol in the past month (2003-04)

Percentage of people aged 12 to 20 who reported using alchohol in the past month.

Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2004 and 2005

% aged 12-20 reporting binge drinking in the past month (2003-04)

Percentage of people aged 12 to 20 who reported binge drinking (5 or more drinks in a sitting) at least once in the past month.

Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2004 and 2005

Heavy control

State government has a monopoly on the retail sales of two or more types of alcohol (beer, wine, liquor), and the wholesale sales of one or more types of alcohol.

Moderate control

State government has a monopoly on the retail sales of one type of alcohol (beer, wine, liquor), and the wholesale sales of one or more types of alcohol.

Light control

Retail sales of all types of alcohol are privatized, and the state government has a monopoly on the wholesale sales of one or more types of alcohol.

License

Retail and wholesale sales of all types of alcohol are privatized.