62% of high school senior girls binge drink
January 8th, 2013
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Millions of high school-aged girls and women binge drink, behavior that can have disastrous results including long-term health effects, the CDC warns in a report released Tuesday.

For females, binge drinking means consuming four or more drinks in one sitting. For males, it's five or more drinks.

Previous reports have focused on higher rates of binge drinking among males, but the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in its report, aims to raise awareness of binge drinking among women as a serious problem that's held steady for more than a decade.

"Although binge drinking is more of a problem among men and boys, binge drinking is an important and under-recognized women's health issue," said Dr. Thomas Frieden, CDC director.

Read - CDC: 1 in 5 high school girls binge drink

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Don Mei

    43.5 % of all statistics are made up.

    January 10, 2013 at 12:40 am |
  2. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    And we wonder why there are such shows like 16 & Pregnant? LOL!

    January 9, 2013 at 11:55 pm |
  3. igbo

    And rates among HS boys is HIGHER than 62%?!?!?!?!?!?

    January 9, 2013 at 2:53 pm |
  4. bob

    And pot is illegal. lmao oh America.

    January 9, 2013 at 2:38 pm |
  5. Luckey Laney

    Reblogged this on Open Windows and commented:
    A scary statistic, but if I remember my high school days correctly, it's not too far off from my experienced reality.

    January 9, 2013 at 2:22 pm |
  6. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    That's because 100% of high school boys want a piece and pour it generously for their female guests.

    January 9, 2013 at 9:21 am |
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