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
Alcohol Use and Pregnancy (PRAMS)
Outcomes of Alcohol Use During PregnancyAlcohol use during pregnancy is listed in the Other Maternal Characteristics step on each query builder screen and is not available after 2013.
Alcohol-Induced DeathsAlcohol-induced death is listed in the "Other cause of death groupings" in the Cause of Death step on each query builder screen.
- Department of Human Services, Mental Health and Addiction Services
- Department of Health, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders