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MMWR: Current and Binge Drinking Among High School Students — United States, 1991–2015

Friday, May 12, 2017   (0 Comments)

Excessive drinking accounted for approximately 4,300 deaths each year among persons aged <21 years during 2006–2010,* and underage drinking cost the United States $24.3 billion in 2010 (1). CDC analyzed data from the national Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) for the years 1991–2015 to examine trends in drinking by U.S. high school students, and from the 2015 YRBS to assess the usual source of alcohol consumedand binge drinking intensity (i.e., the average number of drinks consumed per binge drinking occasion).

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