About the National Data
Baseline: 5.4 percent of persons aged 12 years and over had an alcohol use disorder (defined as meeting DSM-IV criteria) in the past 12 months in 2018
Target: 3.9 percent
The fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) described two distinct disorders—alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence—with specific criteria for each. The fifth edition, DSM-5, integrates the two DSM-IV disorders, alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence, into a single disorder called alcohol use disorder, or AUD, with mild, moderate, and severe sub-classifications.
1. Because Healthy People 2030 objectives have a desired direction (e.g., increase or decrease), the confidence level of a one-sided prediction interval can be used as an indication of how likely a target will be to achieve based on the historical data and fitted trend.