Alcohol Compared to Calories and Carbohydrates

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Alcohol Compared to Calories and Carbohydrates
It has been question on whether alcohol contains high amounts of calories and carbohydrates. Is there a correlation between alcohol, calories and carbohydrates? Does in increase in the amount of alcohol cause an increase in calories and carbohydrates? Numerous brands of beer with different alcohol ratings (appendix 1) were looked at (N=58), to decide if alcohol (x̄ =4.765, S = 0.507461) has any effect to the amount of calories (x̄ =141.3275862, S = 26.86965805,) and carbohydrates (x̄ =10.99344828, S = 10.99344828) found in a 12 oz can of beer, (appendix 1). Using a coefficient of correlation chart, there was found to be a positive correlation between alcohol amounts to calorie amounts (r =15.68778), alcohol content to carbohydrates (r = 1.58700), and calorie amounts to carbohydrates (r = 107.55889), see appendix 2-4. Using a bar chart (chart 1a-1c) to compare the data, it is seen that the higher the alcohol rating, the higher the calorie and carbohydrate amounts. When the lower alcohol amounts are looked at, there is a decrease in the amount of calories and carbohydrates. Placing the data on a box and whisker plot (chart 2), alcohol (Q1= 4.4, median 4.7, Q3 =5) and carbohydrates (Q1= - 7.925, median 11.95, Q3 = 13.45) are skewed to the right, with the median clustered into the center. The calories (Q1= 115.5, median 145.5, Q3 = 156.5) plot is skewed to the left, with the median further away Q1. . Based on the data from the various brands of beer, increased alcohol content does also increase the amount of calories and carbohydrates. The higher the alcohol levels in a 12oz can of beer, the higher the calorie and carbohydrate ratio.

Appendix 1
Brand| Alcohol| Calories| Carbs| |
Anchor Steam| 4.9| 153| 16| |
Anheuser Busch Natural Ice| 5.9| 157| 8.9| |
Anheuser Busch Natural Light| 4.2| 95| 3.2| |
Aspen Edge| 4.1| 94| 2.6| |
Blatz Beer| 4.8| 153| 12.5| |
Blue Moon| 5.4| 171| 13.7| |
Bud Dry| 5| 130| 7.8| |
Bud Ice| 5.5| 148| 8.9| |
Bud Ice Light| 4.1| 110| 6.5| |
Bud Light| 4.2| 110| 6.6| |
Budweiser| 5| 145| 10.6| |
Busch Beer| 4.6| 133| 10.2| |
Busch Ice| 5.9| 169| 12.5| |
Busch Light| 4.2| 110| 6.7| |
Carling Black Label| 4.3| 138| 12.5| |
Coors Banquet Beer| 5| 142| 10.6| |
Coors Light| 4.2| 102| 5| |
Genesee Beer| 4.5| 148| 13.5| |
Genesee Cream Ale| 5.1| 162| 15| |
George Killian's Irish Red| 4.9| 163| 13.8| |
Hamm's Beer| 4.7| 144| 12.1| |
Icehouse| 5| 132| 8.7| |
Keystone Light| 4.2| 104| 5.1| |
Keystone Premium| 4.4| 108| 5| |
Leinenkugel Original| 4.67| 152| 13.9| |
Leinenkugel Red| 4.94| 166| 16.2| |
Michelob Beer| 5| 155| 13.3| |
Michelob Golden Draft| 4.7| 152| 14.1| |
Michelob Golden Draft Light| 4.1| 110| 7| |
Michelob Honey Lager| 4.9| 175| 17.9| |
Michelob Light| 4.3| 113| 6.7| |
Michelob Ultra| 4.1| 95| 2.6| |
Mickey's Fine Malt Liquor| 5.6| 157| 11.2| |
Miller Genuine Draft| 5| 143| 13.1| |
Miller Genuine Draft Light| 4.5| 110| 7| |
Miller High Life| 4.7| 143| 13.1| |
Miller Lite| 4.2| 96| 3.2| |
Milwaukee's Best| 4.5| 128| 11.4| |
Old Milwaukee Beer| 4.5| 146| 12.9| |
Old Milwaukee Light| 3.8| 114| 8.3| |
Olympia Premium Lager| 4.7| 146| 11.9| |
Pabst Blue Ribbon| 5| 153| 12.01| |
Red Hook ESB| 5.77| 179| 14.15| |
Rolling Rock| 4.5| 120| 10| |
Sam Adams Boston Ale| 4.94| 160| 19.9| |
Sam Adams Boston Lager| 4.75| 160| 18| |
Sam Adams Cherry Wheat| 5.2| 166| 16.86| |
Schaefer Beer| 4.6| 142| 12| |
Schlitz Beer| 4.7| 146| 12.1| |
Sierr Nevada Porter| 5.6| 200| 15.7| |
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale| 5.6| 200| 12.3| |
Sierra Nevada Stout| 5.8| 210| 19.4| |
Stroh's Beer| 4.6| 149| 12| |...
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