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How common is binge drinking in women and girls?

Binge drinking for women is defined as consuming four or more alcohol drinks (beer, wine or liquor) in one occasion. About 12.5 percent—or 1 in 8—of women ages 18 years and older and one in five high school girls binge drink. Women who binge drink do so frequently—about three times a month—and have about six drinks per binge.

About 20 percent—or 1 in 5—of high school girls report binge drinking.

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