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Prevalence of binge drinking and heavy drinking among adults in the United States, 1993–2009.

Median Prevalence %

1993

1995

1997

1999

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Binge
Drinking

14.214.114.514.914.816.316.515.114.415.415.815.615.7

Heavy
Drinking

3.02.93.03.75.15.95.84.94.94.95.25.15.1

Notes:

The source for these data is CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Information about the BRFSS is available at http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/index.htm.

Data included are those from states (including the District of Columbia) in applicable years. Data points represent the median prevalence of states participating in any year.

Data are not available for the following years: 1994, 1996, 1998, and 2000.

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Age-adjusted1 prevalence of binge drinking among adults aged 18 years and older, by state, United States, 2010.

State %
First Tertile (Light Red)
Utah10.9
West Virginia10.9
Arkansas11.8
Mississippi12.1
Alabama13.3
New Mexico14.2
North Carolina14.7
Oklahoma14.9
Kentucky15.0
Idaho15.2
Georgia15.4
New Jersey15.7
South Carolina15.7
Louisiana16.4
California16.5
Indiana16.5
Florida16.7
Second Tertile: (Medium Red)
Wyoming16.9
Maryland17.1
Texas17.3
Missouri17.4
Nevada17.4
Kansas17.6
Michigan17.7
Virginia17.7
Colorado17.9
Oregon17.9
Connecticut18.1
New Hampshire18.2
Rhode Island18.2
Washington18.2
New York18.3
Arizona18.6
Third Tertile: (Dark Red)
Hawaii19.1
Pennsylvania19.3
Delaware19.5
Maine19.7
Ohio19.8
Minnesota20.1
Vermont20.2
Alaska21.2
Illinois21.4
Iowa21.5
Montana21.5
Massachusetts21.7
District of Columbia21.9
North Dakota21.9
Nebraska22.3
Wisconsin25.6

Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Combined Landline and Cellular Telephone Developmental Dataset, Adults Aged 18 Years and Older.

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Age-adjusted1 intensity* of binge drinking among adults aged 18 years and older, by state, United States, 2010.

State %
First Tertile (Light Red)
District of Columbia6.0
Alaska6.8
Maryland6.8
New Jersey6.8
Oregon6.8
Alabama6.9
Illinois6.9
Washington6.9
California7.0
Colorado7.0
Kansas7.0
Michigan7.0
New York7.0
Connecticut7.1
Vermont7.1
Second Tertile: (Medium Red)
Rhode Island7.2
Virginia7.2
Florida7.3
Georgia7.3
Delaware7.4
Minnesota7.4
New Hampshire7.4
North Carolina7.4
Pennsylvania7.4
Idaho7.6
Massachusetts7.6
Arkansas7.7
Montana7.7
Texas7.7
Wyoming7.7
Third Tertile: (Dark Red)
Arizona7.8
Nebraska7.8
Nevada7.8
Ohio7.8
Oklahoma7.8
Maine7.9
New Mexico7.9
South Carolina7.9
Utah7.9
Iowa8.0
Indiana8.1
Mississippi8.1
Missouri8.1
North Dakota8.3
Kentucky8.4
Louisiana8.5
Hawaii8.7
West Virginia8.7
Wisconsin9.0

*Intensity is defined as the average largest number of drinks consumed by binge drinkers on any occasion in the past month.

Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Combined Landline and Cellular Telephone Developmental Dataset, Adults Aged 18 Years and Older.

1Prevalence and intensity data were age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. Census standard population. Respondents were from 48 states (excluding South Dakota and Tennessee) and the District of Columbia.

The source for these data is CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Information about the BRFSS is available at http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/index.htm.

 
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