Based on their age groupings, the bar graph shows how Americans drink.
As can be observed, the drinking habits of US individuals drastically vary depending on their age, with the group over 65 years old abstaining from alcohol most frequently.
The graphic shows that 60% of Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 have never ingested alcohol, whereas 10% of them used to drink but now abstain. One-fourth among these young Americans drink moderately, while the remaining 5% drink heavily. The 25–34 age group showed a similar pattern, but with a rising proportion of inconsistent drinkers and almost 8% of strong drinkers.
It's noteworthy that the percentage of substance abusers in the US population is higher among those aged 35 to 54, while it's lower for children and the elderly. As people become older, the percentage of those who have never consumed alcohol decreases, while the percentage of former drinkers actually increases.
The 45–54 age group has the largest percentage of heavy drinkers, whereas Americans between the ages of 25 and 34 have the highest percentage of light drinkers. Finally, a staggering percentage of Americans—nearly 40%—give off drinking after they reach the age of 64.