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Why Is This Important?
Excessive alcohol consumption is the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States and is a risk factor for many health and societal problems. Among adults, it can take the form of heavy drinking, binge drinking, or both. Underage drinking can also be considered a form of excessive drinking because it is both illegal and often involves consumption in quantities and settings that can lead to serious immediate and long-term consequences. People aged 12 to 20 years drink 11% of all alcohol consumed in the United States. More than 90% of this alcohol is consumed in the form of binge drinks.
Percent of high school students who had 4 or more drinks of alcohol in a row (girls) or 5 or more drinks of alcohol in row (boys), within a couple of hours on 1 or more of the past 30 days.
Data Source'''Citation''': Hawaii State Departments of Education and Health, Hawaii Health Data Warehouse, Hawaii School Health Survey: Youth Risk Behavior Survey, ''[Chart Title, years]''. [URL.] Published [update date]. Accessed [query date].
How the Measure is Calculated
|Numerator:||Number of high school students who had 4 or more drinks of alcohol in a row (girls) or 5 or more drinks of alcohol in row (boys), within a couple of hours on 1 or more of the past 30 days.|
|Denominator:||Number of high school students for whom binge alcohol consumption in the past 30 days can be determined (excludes unknowns and refusals).|