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Alcohol - binge drinking, adult

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Binge drinking, adult by county, 2019-2021

Why Is This Important?

Binge drinking is a common pattern of excessive alcohol use in the United States. Binge drinking can be dangerous and may result in vomiting, loss of sensory perception, and blackouts. The prevalence of binge drinking among men is twice that of women. In addition, it was found that binge drinkers are 14 times more likely to report alcohol-impaired driving than non-binge drinkers. Alcohol abuse is associated with a variety of negative health and safety outcomes including alcohol-related traffic accidents and other injuries, employment problems, legal difficulties, financial loss, family disputes and other interpersonal problems, as well as liver disease, heart disease and stroke, fetal alcohol syndrome, unintended pregnancies and STDs.

Definition

Percentage of adults who reported binge drinking in the past 30 days. Binge drinking is defined as consuming 4 or more drinks on one occasion for women and 5 or more drinks for men.

Data Source

'''Citation''': Hawaii State Department of Health, Hawaii Health Data Warehouse, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. [Chart Title, appropriate years(s)]. Published [update date]. Accessed [query date]. [URL]

How the Measure is Calculated

Numerator:Number of women who had 4 or more drinks and men who had 5 or more drinks on one occasion in the past 30 days.
Denominator:Number of adults for whom binge drinking can be calculated (excludes unknowns and refusals).
Indicator Data Last Updated On 05/08/2023, Published on 05/15/2023