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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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Costs of Excessive Alcohol Consumption by State, 2006

State Economic Costs of Excessive Alcohol Use, 2006
StateTotal CostCost per drinkCost per capita
Alabama$3,216,600,000$2.05$699
Alaska$734,500,000$2.34$1,096
Arizona$5,325,600,000$2.07$864
Arkansas$1,871,200,000$2.12$666
California$31,856,400,000$2.25$874
Colorado$4,306,300,000$1.95$906
Connecticut$2,712,600,000$1.91$774
Delaware$686,800,000$1.40$805
District of Columbia$966,700,000$2.35$1,662
Florida$13,341,700,000$1.53$738
Georgia$6,345,300,000$1.94$678
Hawaii$821,500,000$1.42$639
Idaho$977,400,000$1.57$667
Illinois$9,335,400,000$1.82$728
Indiana$4,206,700,000$1.94$666
Iowa$1,853,500,000$1.64$622
Kansas$1,921,500,000$2.09$695
Kentucky$2,764,800,000$2.06$657
Louisiana$3,403,900,000$1.75$794
Maine$879,900,000$1.51$666
Maryland$4,172,400,000$1.96$743
Massachusetts$5,112,600,000$1.76$794
Michigan$8,218,800,000$2.16$814
Minnesota$3,547,400,000$1.65$687
Mississippi$2,138,000,000$1.93$735
Missouri$4,464,600,000$1.86$764
Montana$791,200,000$1.73$838
Nebraska$1,118,400,000$1.57$632
Nevada$1,940,900,000$1.23$778
New Hampshire$852,300,000$0.88$648
New Jersey$5,937,100,000$1.69$680
New Mexico$1,876,100,000$2.36$960
New York$14,225,900,000$2.11$737
North Carolina$6,042,700,000$2.00$682
North Dakota$419,600,000$1.36$660
Ohio$7,654,200,000$1.92$667
Oklahoma$2,491,200,000$2.67$696
Oregon$2,864,800,000$1.75$774
Pennsylvania$8,398,100,000$1.81$675
Rhode Island$827,400,000$1.74$775
South Carolina$3,274,700,000$1.77$758
South Dakota$542,200,000$1.60$693
Tennessee$4,165,600,000$2.09$690
Texas$16,524,800,000$1.89$703
Utah$1,473,800,000$2.74$578
Vermont$423,700,000$1.45$679
Virginia$5,354,900,000$1.92$701
Washington$5,319,100,000$2.13$832
West Virginia$1,129,800,000$2.01$621
Wisconsin$4,180,200,000$1.45$752
Wyoming$468,000,000$1.91$909
State median$2,864,800,000$1.91$703

Source: Sacks JJ, Roeber J, Bouchery EE,  et al. State Costs of Excessive Alcohol Consumption, 2006. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2013

 
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