Current, binge, and heavy alcohol use in the U.S. among persons aged 12 -20 years in 2017, by gender*

Alcohol use in U.S. residents aged 12-20 years in 2017, by gender This statistic describes the percentage of those who had current, binge, and heavy alcohol use in the past month among persons aged 12 to 20 in the United States, by gender, in 2017. In that year, 12 percent of male persons between 12 to 20 years old claimed to have binged on alcohol within the past month. Heavy use refers to five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of five or more days in the last 30 days.
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MaleFemale
Current19.7%19.7%
Binge12%11.9%
Heavy2.6%2.3%
MaleFemale
Current19.7%19.7%
Binge12%11.9%
Heavy2.6%2.3%
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This statistic describes the percentage of those who had current, binge, and heavy alcohol use in the past month among persons aged 12 to 20 in the United States, by gender, in 2017. In that year, 12 percent of male persons between 12 to 20 years old claimed to have binged on alcohol within the past month. Heavy use refers to five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of five or more days in the last 30 days.
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Release date
September 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2017
Number of respondents
base: around 70,000 persons
Age group
12-20 years
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* Alcohol use in the past month among persons aged 12-20 years.
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