Average number of drinks consumed during binge drinking episodes U.S. 2011-2017

In 2017, the average largest number of drinks consumed by U.S. adults who reported binge drinking in the past 30 days was 7.1. The statistic illustrates the average largest number of drinks consumed by adults in the U.S. who reported binge drinking in the past 30 days between 2011 and 2017.

Average largest number of drinks consumed by adults in the U.S. who reported binge drinking in the past 30 days between 2011 and 2017*

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Release date

January 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

from 2011 to 2017

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

* Binge drinking was defined as consumption of five or more drinks on an occasion for men and four or more drinks on an occasion for women, during the past 30 days.

Intensity was defined as: Average largest number of drinks consumed by adults who reported binge drinking on any occasion during the past 30 days.

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