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Adults who Binge Drink

This indicator shows the percentage of adults who reported binge drinking at least once during the 30 days prior to the survey. Male binge drinking is defined as five or more drinks on one occasion, and female binge drinking is four or more drinks on one occasion.

Adults who Binge Drink

14.8
17.2
Comparison: FL Counties 

10.9

percent
Measurement Period: 2010

County: Miami-Dade

Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
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Why is this important?

Binge drinking is a common pattern of excessive alcohol use in the United States. Binge drinking can be dangerous and may result in vomiting, loss of sensory perception, and blackouts. The prevalence of binge drinking among men is twice that of women. In addition, it was found that binge drinkers are 14 times more likely to report alcohol-impaired driving than non-binge drinkers. Alcohol abuse is associated with a variety of negative health and safety outcomes including alcohol-related traffic accidents and other injuries, employment problems, legal difficulties, financial loss, family disputes and other interpersonal problems.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of adults aged 18 years and older engaging in binge drinking during the past 30 days to 24.4%.

Adults who Binge Drink : Time Series

2002: 16.1 2007: 15.0 2010: 10.9

percent

Adults who Drink Excessively by Age

18-44: 18.6 45-64: 7.1 65+: 5.3 Overall: 10.9

percent

Adults who Drink Excessively by Gender

Female: 5.7 Male: 16.8 Overall: 10.9

percent

Adults who Drink Excessively by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 2.1 Hispanic: 13.7 White: 11.1 Overall: 10.9

percent

Adults who Binge Drink

Comparison: Prior Value 

10.9

percent
Measurement Period: 2010

County: Miami-Dade

Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Why is this important?

Binge drinking is a common pattern of excessive alcohol use in the United States. Binge drinking can be dangerous and may result in vomiting, loss of sensory perception, and blackouts. The prevalence of binge drinking among men is twice that of women. In addition, it was found that binge drinkers are 14 times more likely to report alcohol-impaired driving than non-binge drinkers. Alcohol abuse is associated with a variety of negative health and safety outcomes including alcohol-related traffic accidents and other injuries, employment problems, legal difficulties, financial loss, family disputes and other interpersonal problems.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of adults aged 18 years and older engaging in binge drinking during the past 30 days to 24.4%.

Adults who Binge Drink : Time Series

2002: 16.1 2007: 15.0 2010: 10.9

percent

Adults who Drink Excessively by Age

18-44: 18.6 45-64: 7.1 65+: 5.3 Overall: 10.9

percent

Adults who Drink Excessively by Gender

Female: 5.7 Male: 16.8 Overall: 10.9

percent

Adults who Drink Excessively by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 2.1 Hispanic: 13.7 White: 11.1 Overall: 10.9

percent

Adults who Binge Drink

Target Met
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target 

10.9

percent
Measurement Period: 2010

County: Miami-Dade

Healthy People 2020 Target: 24.4 percent
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Why is this important?

Binge drinking is a common pattern of excessive alcohol use in the United States. Binge drinking can be dangerous and may result in vomiting, loss of sensory perception, and blackouts. The prevalence of binge drinking among men is twice that of women. In addition, it was found that binge drinkers are 14 times more likely to report alcohol-impaired driving than non-binge drinkers. Alcohol abuse is associated with a variety of negative health and safety outcomes including alcohol-related traffic accidents and other injuries, employment problems, legal difficulties, financial loss, family disputes and other interpersonal problems.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of adults aged 18 years and older engaging in binge drinking during the past 30 days to 24.4%.

Adults who Binge Drink : Time Series

2002: 16.1 2007: 15.0 2010: 10.9

percent

Adults who Drink Excessively by Age

18-44: 18.6 45-64: 7.1 65+: 5.3 Overall: 10.9

percent

Adults who Drink Excessively by Gender

Female: 5.7 Male: 16.8 Overall: 10.9

percent

Adults who Drink Excessively by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 2.1 Hispanic: 13.7 White: 11.1 Overall: 10.9

percent