Seniors Binge Drink the Most

Half of all alcohol consumed in America drunk in binges
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 15, 2012 3:08 PM CST
A report by the CDC says that people older than 65 are the most frequent binge drinkers in America.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – More revelations from the new report by the CDC on binge drinking in America: Universities may be home to the biggest binge drinkers in America, but it turns out the most frequent bingers live in retirement homes, reports Discovery. The report defines a "binge" as five drinks in one short time for a man, or four for a woman, and found that people over 65 who binged did so most often, an average of 5.5 times a month. The national average for bingers is 4.4 times per month. Binge drinkers down more than half of the booze consumed in America, notes Discovery. That number soars to 90% for young people. Click for more from the study. (Read more alcohol stories.)

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