An Epidemiologic Analysis of Co-Occurring Alcohol and Tobacco Use and Disorders

Findings From the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions

About the Course:

The main objective of this article is to present data on the prevalence and pattern of alcohol and tobacco use and co-use in the United States. This analysis is based on a comprehensive definition of tobacco use including all tobacco modalities, with all prevalence estimates presented by gender, race/ethnicity, and age.


Alcohol Research and Health

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Hsiao-Ye Yi, Ph.D.; Susanne Hiller-Sturmhofel, Ph.D.; Daniel E. Falk, Ph.D.

About the Authors:

Hsiao-Ye Yi, Ph.D., is a senior research analyst with the Alcohol Epidemiologic Data System of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), which is operated by CSR, Incorporated, in Arlington, Virginia.

Susanne Hiller-Sturmhofel, Ph.D., is senior science editor for Alcohol Research & Health.

Daniel E. Falk, Ph.D., is a research analyst.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the epidemiologic analysis of co-occurring alcohol and tobacco use disorders. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the prevalence and pattern of alcohol and tobacco use and co-use in the United States.

  2. Define the various alcohol and tobacco measures as indicated in the research study.

  3. Explain the national prevalence estimates of alcohol and tobacco use as well as their co-use by gender, age, and race/ethnicity.

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