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Teens who Binge Drink

This indicator shows the percentage of high school students who binge drink.
This value represents students who who had five or more drinks of alcohol in a row at least one time during the 30 days prior to the survey.

Teens who Binge Drink

16.6
17.8
Comparison: FL State Value 

17.8

percent
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Health / Substance Abuse, Health / Teen & Adolescent Health
Technical Note: The regional value is compared to the Florida state value.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2014

Why is this important?

According to research by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, adolescents who begin drinking at a young age are more likely to develop alcohol dependence than those who begin drinking at age 21. Patterns formed during adolescence play a critical role in health throughout adulthood. Alcohol use also impairs judgment and can lead to other high-risk behaviors such as drunk driving and sexual activity. Excessive alcohol use in the form of binge drinking can lead to increased risk of health problems such as liver disease or unintentional injuries.

Teens who Binge Drink : Time Series

2003: 16.8 2005: 18.7 2007: 20.6 2009: 20.0 2011: 17.5 2013: 17.8

percent

Teens who Binge Drink by Gender

Female: 18.8 Male: 16.6 Overall: 17.8

percent

Teens who Binge Drink by Race/Ethnicity

Black or African American: 11.2 Hispanic or Latino: 18.8 White: 30.1 Overall: 17.8

percent

Teens who Binge Drink

Comparison: Prior Value 

17.8

percent
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Health / Substance Abuse, Health / Teen & Adolescent Health
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
Last Updated: July 2014

Why is this important?

According to research by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, adolescents who begin drinking at a young age are more likely to develop alcohol dependence than those who begin drinking at age 21. Patterns formed during adolescence play a critical role in health throughout adulthood. Alcohol use also impairs judgment and can lead to other high-risk behaviors such as drunk driving and sexual activity. Excessive alcohol use in the form of binge drinking can lead to increased risk of health problems such as liver disease or unintentional injuries.

Teens who Binge Drink : Time Series

2003: 16.8 2005: 18.7 2007: 20.6 2009: 20.0 2011: 17.5 2013: 17.8

percent

Teens who Binge Drink by Gender

Female: 18.8 Male: 16.6 Overall: 17.8

percent

Teens who Binge Drink by Race/Ethnicity

Black or African American: 11.2 Hispanic or Latino: 18.8 White: 30.1 Overall: 17.8

percent