About 1 in 5 Young Women Binge Drink
CDC says problem is too often overlooked
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2013 7:10 PM CST
Updated Jan 12, 2013 7:00 PM CST
   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – The CDC today released new stats on binge drinking among women, calling it an under-appreciated problem that often begins in high school. For CDC purposes, binge drinking for females is defined as having more than four glasses in one sitting. Some stats passed along via USA Today, CNN, and Medscape:

  • 1 in 5 high school girls report binge drinking
  • 1 in 4 women aged 18 to 24
  • 1 in 5 women aged 25 to 34
  • 1 in 8 women overall, or about 14 million
  • Binge drinking is most common among women with household incomes of $75,000 or more
  • Of 23,000 annual deaths attributed to excessive alcohol use among females, binge drinking accounts for more than half
  • Generally speaking, women are shifting from beer to distilled spirits

  • "Binge drinking is a serious and unrecognized problem among women and girls, and it is associated with a wide range of health issues, including violence, injury, sexually transmitted disease, and unwanted pregnancy," says CDC chief Thomas Frieden.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
About 1 in 5 Young Women Binge Drink is...
13%
11%
42%
11%
11%
11%
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Comments
Showing 3 of 51 comments
HANKHILL
Jan 14, 2013 4:24 PM CST
i can fix them just send them to my house!
BCS
Jan 14, 2013 12:41 AM CST
Its a lot more than 1 in 5
Observer
Jan 13, 2013 10:33 AM CST
Still gotta love really drunk women. They are cooperative and pliable.