Alcohol use in U.S. residents aged 12-20 years in 2018, 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 2018. In that year, 11.3 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.

Current, binge, and heavy alcohol use in the U.S. among persons aged 12 -20 years in 2018, by gender*

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Release date

August 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Number of respondents

base: around 70,000 persons

Age group

12-20 years

Supplementary notes

* Alcohol use in the past month among persons aged 12-20 years.

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