Excessive alcohol use, including underage drinking and binge drinking (drinking 5 or more drinks on an occasion for men or 4 or more drinks on an occasion for women), can lead to increased risk of health problems such as injuries, violence, liver diseases, and can lead to increased risk of health problems such as injuries, violence, liver diseases, and cancer.1
1. Alcohol and Public Health. 8/10/17.
Alcohol use is tracked at the national and state levels primarily through:
- Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health.
- Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
- Hospitalization, Emergency Department, and other health care morbidity data.
- National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and State Vital Records and Health Statistics registries are used to monitor alcohol related events in births and deaths.
- Any Alcohol Consumption - Crude Rates
- Any Alcohol Consumption - Age-adjusted Rates
- Binge Drinking (Episodic Heavy Drinking) - Crude Rates
- Binge Drinking (Episodic Heavy Drinking) - Age-adjusted Rates
- Chronic Heavy Drinking - Crude Rates
- Chronic Heavy Drinking - Age-adjusted Rates