New CDC Vital Signs Report details how nearly 14 million U.S. women binge drink about three times a month, and consume an average of six drinks per binge. The report finds that about 1 in 8 women and 1 in 5 high school girls report binge drinking. Binge drinking is most common among women aged 18-34 and high school girls, whites and Hispanics, and women with household incomes of $75,000 ore more. The report highlights how binge drinking puts women at increased risk for many health problems.
To learn how to help prevent binge drinking, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/bingedrinkingfemale