According to a study published in American Journal of Public Health this month, binge drinking numbers have spiked over the past decade. Taking a look at numbers each year from 2002 to 2012, binge drinking rates for females jumped a remarkable 36%, while binge drinking rates for men rose 23%. The CDC defines binge drinking as consuming five or more drinks in two hours for men, and four or more drinks in two hours for women.
The percentage of drinkers in America has hovered at about 56% since 2002, remaining steady. Men are still more likely to binge drink than women, despite the rise in the female binge drinking rate.
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