🍷 Excessive drinking can kill you -- and claims the lives of an estimated 88,000 Americans per year, according to a first-of-its-kind study.
🍸 That's 1 in 10 deaths in working-age adults -- and more than half are related to binge drinking.
🍹 Some 37 million adults, about 17%, reported binge drinking according to the CDC Prevention study.
🍻 A binge drinker typically drinks about once a week, drinking seven drinks within two hours.
🥃 Let's define binge drinking: for men, it's having five or more alcoholic drinks in a two-hour window; women need to drink at least four drinks in that span for it to be considered binging.
🍺 The 2015 study gathered data on 400,000 people over 18, including underage drinkers 18-20, about their drinking, "in the past 30 days".
🍾 4 out of every 5 drinks were consumed by men. That's about 14 billion of those 17.5 billion drinks, and they were drinking about twice as much as women.
🍷 Biggest bingers were non-Hispanic whites (19.2%) and American Indians/Alaska Natives (17.9%).
🍸 Those with household incomes under $25,000 and lower educational levels drank more than more affluent and better-educated adults.
🍹 The Mississippi River Valley Region, including Arkansas, Mississippi, and Kentucky -- had the highest number of binge drinkers per adult; Hawaii was also near the top.
🍺 The areas with fewer binge drinkers were the District of Columbia, New Jersey, New York and Washington.
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