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Q: Alcohol Consumption ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Alcohol Consumption
Category: Health > Men's Health
Asked by: dpeck-ga
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Posted: 19 Apr 2006 08:59 PDT
Expires: 19 May 2006 08:59 PDT
Question ID: 720600
How many alcoholic drinks a month does the average adult male in the US consume?
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Subject: Re: Alcohol Consumption
From: jack_of_few_trades-ga on 19 Apr 2006 10:06 PDT

This site claims that the average American drinks:
25 gallons of beer
2 gallons of wine and
1.5 gallons of spirits per year.

I'm guessing that the average:
beer is 16 ounces
wine is 8 ounces
mixed drink contains 1.5 ounces (of spirits)

Since there are 128 ounces per gallon, this comes out to:
200 beers
32 glasses of wine
128 mixed drinks/large shots

I am guessing that the average woman drinks about 60% of what the
average man drinks.  This would have men drinking about:
280 beers
45 glasses of wine
180 mixed drinks/large shots
For a total of about 500 drinks per year which is 42 drinks per month.

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