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Heavy alcohol use among U.S. college students as of fall 2019

This statistic presents the percentage of college students in the U.S. that had 5 or more alcoholic drinks (males) or four or more alcoholic drinks (females) in one sitting within the past two weeks as of fall 2019. According to the survey, 24.5 percent of students had 5 or more (males) or 4 or more (females) drinks in one sitting one time within the past two weeks.

Percentage of U.S. college students that had 5 or more alcoholic drinks (males) or 4 or more (females) in one sitting within the past two weeks as of fall 2019*

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Source

Release date

March 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

Fall 2019

Number of respondents

20,259 students

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

58 schools

Supplementary notes

* Original question: "Over the last two weeks, how many times have you had five or more drinks (males) or four or more drinks (females) containing any kind of alcohol at a sitting? (only includes students who drank alcohol within the last 2 weeks)."

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