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Alcohol - heavy drinking, adult

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Heavy drinking, adult by county, 2020-2022

Why Is This Important?

Heavy drinking is associated with significant increases in short- and long-term risks to health and safety. Furthermore, the risk increases as the amount of drinking increases. Heavy alcohol consumption increases the risk for sexual dysfunction, reproductive problems, liver disease, and certain types of cancer. 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 issues.


Percent of adults who reported heavy drinking in the past 30 days. Heavy drinkers are adult men who have more than 14 drinks per week and adult women who have more than 7 drinks per week.

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 7 or more drinks per week and men who had 14 or more drinks per week in the past 30 days.
Denominator:Number of adults for whom alcohol consumption can be calculated (excludes unknowns and refusals).
Indicator Data Last Updated On 02/21/2024, Published on 02/28/2024