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Binge Drinking In The US Affects Nearly Forty Million Adults, Causes Thousands Of Deaths Each Year
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Binge Drinking In the US Affects Nearly Forty Million Adults, Causes Thousands Of Deaths Each Year

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released information for a recently conducted study that contains some sobering news about binge drinking. According to that study, binge drinking in the US has increased, making it the third ranking cause of preventable deaths every year. Those deaths are typically the result of car crashes or by violence that has been directly influenced by alcohol use in one or more of the participants. The number of deaths attributed to binge drinking was 80,000 per year according to the report.

Binge drinking is defined by the CDC as having four or more drinks for women or five or more drinks for men in a short period of time. The statistics also revealed that one in six adults binge drink, on average, four times a month.The number of drinks consumed per binge averaged out to eight for women while the men drank slightly more, averaging nine drinks per binging session.

Economic status separated binge drinkers as well, according to the CDC's report. Households that made $75,000 or more per year were likely to have more frequent binging sessions while people who made one third as much money were more likely to drink more when they did binge.

Binge drinking accounts for roughly all of the alcohol that is consumed in the United States each year while it accounts for more than 90% of the alcohol that was consumed by people younger than twenty five. The report showed that binge drinking affects nearly forty million American adults or just over seventeen percent of the population.Wisconsin topped the list for binge drinkers in the state by state breakdown with nearly 26% of its population reporting binge drinking behaviors.

The CDC encourages people to drink only in moderation, defined as two or less drinks for men and one drink for women. Binge drinking as well as excessive drinking increases the risk of a number of serious problems including sexual consequences such as unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. The behavior also increased the risk of a number of health conditions which were different for men and women. For men, binge drinking increased the risk for certain cancers, typically affecting the mouth, throat and esophagus as well as the liver and the colon. For women, binge drinking frequently raised the risk of damage to the brain, the heart and the liver.

Both genders were likely to have complications with existing mental health issues when they engaged in binge drinking.


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