Adult Binge Drinking Data

In the BRFSS survey, a standard drink is defined as one 12-ounce beer, one 5-ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of hard liquor. Survey participants were asked “Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have (5 for men, 4 for women) or more drinks on an occasion?”

Measure Description:

  • The BRFSS Prevalence Estimate is the percent of BRFSS respondents that answered 'drinking five or more drinks (men) or four or more drinks (women) per day on the average’' to the question asked.

Measures are defined above the visualization. Additional help can be found in the Help Section.

To download a data table click on the Title Text of the data table, click "Download" on the right below the data visualization, click "Crosstab" from the listed file formats, and click "Download". A '.csv' file will then download and can be opened in a text or spreadsheet application.