Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Did You Know, Colorado? April 23, 2014 Alcohol Awareness Month

  • 19% of adult Coloradans reported binge drinking (consuming 4 or more drinks per occasion for women or 5 or more drinks per occasion for men) — the prevalence was higher among age groups younger than 45 years and men but did not vary by race/ethnicity, income, or education level.1 Binge drinking, however, should be regarded as a health issue for all ages and for women.
  • 22% of Colorado’s high school students had 5 or more drinks of alcohol in a row within a couple of hours on at least 1 day during the past 30 days.2 High school binge drinkers are much more likely to have other health-related risk factors.

1 Data source: 2012 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
2 Data source: 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey
For more information about chronic disease data in Colorado, contact Renee Calanan

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