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Percent of High School Students Who Binge Drink (City)

Source: CDC Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Department of Health and Human Services)
Topic: EducationSubtopic: Student BehaviorCategory: Alcohol & Drug Use
Product: Local StatsDate Updated: September 2020Update Tips
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    * Use caution when using percent change to describe differences between years as they can be very misleading when prevalence estimates are not taken into account. The definition for "binge drinking" was updated in the 2017 survey, see the Source tab for more information.

    Cities for this data series are based on the large urban school districts the CDC surveys.

    The CDC Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance survey is conducted on a biennially basis.

    Years Available: 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019

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    General Notes: A - symbol represents data that is not available. In the 2017 survey, the definition of "binge drinking" was updated from "drank five or more drinks of alcohol in a row" to "four or more drinks of alcohol in a row (if they were female) or five or more drinks of alcohol in a row (if they were male)"; consumption time for both definitions remains the same: within a couple of hours on at least 1 day during the 30 days before the survey. Use caution when comparing 2017 data to earlier years.


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