binge drinking – youth

Why this is important: Binge drinking accounts for over 90% of alcohol consumed by people who are under the legal drinking age of 21. The effects of binge drinking among youth may include school or social problems, abuse of other drugs, and an increased risk of unintentional and intentional injury.

Definition: Percent of youth in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 who have had five or more drinks in a row in the last two weeks.

Data Source: Health Youth Survey. Washington State Department of Health. Calculations and presentation of data by Spokane Regional Health District, Data Center. 


Getting better


Worse than Washington State


No differences by demographics

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