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Vital Signs: Binge Drinking Prevalence, Frequency, and Intensity Among Adults - United States, 2010
Men who reported binge drinking reported a higher frequency and intensity (5.0 episodes per month and 9.0 drinks on occasion) than women (3.2 episodes per month and 5.9 drinks on occasion). Binge drinking also was most common among persons aged 18-24 years (28.2%) and 25-34 years (27.9%), and decreased with increasing age.

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Excessive Alcohol Use and Risks to Men's Health
Learn more about excessive alcohol use and risks to men's health.

Ignition Interlocks and Impaired Driving
Alcohol-impaired driving is a serious public health problem that kills about 11,000 people and costs nearly $110 billion a year. When someone has been convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI), it's important to take steps to prevent them from making such a risky decision in the future.

Sociodemographic Differences in Binge Drinking among Adults- 14 States, 2004
In 2004, the overall unadjusted prevalence of binge drinking among adults in the 14 states was 15.9%. Binge drinking prevalence among men (24.3%) was three times higher than among women.

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