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Youth Binge Drinking Data

In the IYS survey, students are asked “During the last 30 days, on how many days did you have 5 or more drinks of alcohol (glasses, bottles, or cans of beer, glasses of wine, liquor, mixed drinks) in a row, that is within a couple of hours?”

In 2018, 5% of Iowa youth reported that they had 5 or more drinks of alcohol in a row. Also, 1% of 6th graders, 3% of 8th graders, and 12% of 11th graders reported having 5 or more drinks of alcohol within a couple of hours.


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.