Do you know what percentage of US adults report binge drinking? Or how much alcohol sold is consumed while binge drinking? Take our 12-question quiz to find out.
Question #1: In the US, excessive alcohol use is responsible for 88,000 deaths per year. What percentage of those deaths is due to binge drinking?
Answer: A. Binge drinking accounts for half of the 88,000 excessive alcohol related deaths each year.
Question #2: Over half of all the alcohol sold in the US is consumed while binge drinking. True or false?
Question #5: Of the 17.5 billion binge drinks consumed every year, what percentage of that is consumed by men?
Answer: B. Men consumed 80% of the 17.5 billion total binge drinks, which equals out to 14 billion binge drinks consumed.
Answer: C. 4 or more drinks consumed per occassion by women is considered binge drinking. For men, it is 5 or more drink consumed per occasssion.
Question #7: Binge drinkers with less than a high school education drank more than twice as many total binge drinks annually than binge drinkers that graduated college. True or false?
Answer: A. True. Binge drinkers with less than a high school education consumed 723.5 binge drinks versus 322.1 binge drinks consumed by binge drinkers who were college graduates.
Question #8: The prevalence of binge drinking is higher among those aged 18-24 years and 25-34 years, but more than half of the total binge drinks were consumed by people over the age of 35. True or false?
Answer: A. True. The prevalence of binge drinking is higher among 18-24 year olds and 25-34 year olds, but more than half of the total binge drinks were consumed by people over the age of 35.
Question #9: The prevalence of binge drinking in high-income (≥$75,000) households is 21.7%. What is the prevalence of binge drinking in low-income (<$25,000) households?
Answer: B. California consumed the most binge drinks in 2015 at 1,744,778,272, while Wyoming consumed the lowest amount of total binge drinks at 28,123,508.
Question #11: Which state had the highest annual number of total binge drinks consumed per binge drinker in 2015?
Answer: D. Arkansas ranked first with each binge drinker consuming 841 binge drinks. The District of Columbia ranked last with 316.9 binge drinks consumed per binge drinker.
Question #12: Providing screening and brief intervention for excessive drinking using electronic tools is shown to reduce binge drinking by 40%. True or false?
Binge drinking cuts a wide swath across US culture without regard for race, socioeconomic status, education level, age, or gender. Binge drinking is known to lead to many negative health and social consequences including acute impairment, unintentional injuries, interpersonal violence, suicide, alcohol poisoning, high blood pressure, and liver disease to name a few. A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine set out to assess disparities in binge drinking, information that could help plan effective prevention strategies at the state and national levels.The results include hundreds of very interesting numbers. See if you can choose the right ones in this 12-question quiz.