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Binge drinking; a serious, under-recognized problem among women and girls
  • Published Date:
    January 8, 2013
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Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.), Division of Population Health. ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.), Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services. ;
  • Series:
    Vital signs ; 2013 January
    MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report ; v. 62, early release, January 8, 2013, p. 1-5
  • Description:
    Binge drinking is a dangerous behavior but is not widely recognized as a women's health problem. Drinking too much --including binge drinking-- results in about 23,000 deaths in women and girls each year. Binge drinking increases the chances of breast cancer, heart disease, sexually transmitted diseases, unintended pregnancy, and many other health problems. Drinking during pregnancy can lead to sudden infant death syndrome and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. About 1 in 8 women aged 18 years and older and 1 in 5 high school girls binge drink. Women who binge drink do so frequently --about 3 times a month-- and have about 6 drinks per binge. There are effective actions communities can take to prevent binge drinking among women and girls.

    Fact sheet released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (OSELS) in association with: Vital signs: Binge drinking among women and high school girls--United States, 2011, published: MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report ; v. 62, early release, January 8, 2013, p. 1-5.

    "CS236885-B."

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