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How Much Do You Drink Compared to Other Drinkers?

I don’t know how the top 10% of this group functions at all…

Some interesting insight from the Washington Post:

 

As Cook notes in his book, the top 10 percent of drinkers account for well over half of the alcohol consumed in any given year. On the other hand, people in the bottom three deciles dont drink at all, and even the median consumption among those who do drink is just three beverages per week.

The shape of this usage curve isnt exactly unique. The Pareto Law states that “the top 20 percent of buyers for most any consumer product account for fully 80 percent of sales,” according to Cook. The rule can be applied to everything from hair care products to X-Boxes.

MORE:   Think you drink a lot? This chart will tell you. – The Washington Post.

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