Health Indicator Report of Binge Drinking Among High School Students (Grades 9-12)
Excessive alcohol consumption is the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States and is a risk factor for many health and societal problems. Among adults, it can take the form of heavy drinking, binge drinking, or both. Underage drinking can also be considered a form of excessive drinking because it is both illegal and often involves consumption in quantities and settings that can lead to serious immediate and long-term consequences. People aged 12 to 20 years drink 11% of all alcohol consumed in the United States. More than 90% of this alcohol is consumed in the form of binge drinks.
NotesPublic School Students, Grades 9-12, New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (YRRS)
- New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department.
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data
Data Interpretation IssuesData are self-reported by students in a classroom setting, and are subject to recall bias and self-reporting bias common to other similar population based surveys.
DefinitionPercentage of students who had five or more drinks of alcohol on at least one single occasion in the past 30 days.
NumeratorNumber of respondents who answered "1 day" or more to the question, "During the past 30 days, on how many days did you have 5 or more drinks of alcohol in a row, that is, within a couple of hours?"
DenominatorNumber of respondents who answered the question, "During the past 30 days, on how many days did you have 5 or more drinks of alcohol in a row, that is, within a couple of hours?"
Page Content Updated On 09/13/2017, Published on 05/30/2018