Binge Drinking in Women

bingedrinkThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released their most current report on binge drinking in women with the following statistics:

  • About 1 in 8 women aged 18 years and older binge drink
  • 1 in 5 high school girls binge drink
  •  Women who binge drink do so frequently – about 3 times a month – and have about 6 drinks per binge.

CDC considers binge drinking a serious women’s health issue.  The January 2013 issue of CDC’s Vital Signs includes detailed information on:

  • The problem
  • Who’s at Risk?
  • What Can Be Done

And much more.  The full scientific details of highlighted in the report can be found in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) January 8, 2013 early release issue.

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