Strange Correlation Between Alcohol and Education

By USDR

Adults with a bachelor’s degree or higher are 81.9 percent more likely than those with less than a high school diploma to self-identify as “current regular drinkers”, according to the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), which found that regular alcohol consumption increases with higher levels of education.

The NHIS – a “household, multistage probability sample survey conducted annually by interviewers of the U.S. Census Bureau for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics”- collected data on 34,525 adults for the 2012 survey.

Just 35.3 percent of those with less than a high school diploma identified themselves as “current regular drinkers.” The percentage increased to 47.3 percent for those with a high school diploma or GED, and to 52.3 percent for those with some college.

However, the highest level of alcohol consumption was reported by people with college degrees64.2 percent of those with a bachelor’s degree or higher identified as “current regular drinkers”.

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