9-24 Wisconsin Worsts on Alcohol Abuse.doc

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Wisconsin Worsts on Alcohol Abuse and Addiction WORST for acute, episodic, or binge drinking – More than 24% of those surveyed reported having five or more drinks on at least one occasion in the past month. WORST for alcohol use during pregnancy rank Wisconsin leads the nation in drinking by women of childbearing age (18-44 year olds). 32% of pregnant women in the state report drinking alcohol during pregnancy. WORST for binge drinking among high school students In 2005, 31% of Wisconsin high school students reported binge use of alcohol. While the prevalence of binge drinking declined among high school students nationally from 1977 to 2005 (33% to 26%) -- no parallel decline in Wisconsin. A 2005 Dane County Youth Survey found that one in three 7 th and 8 th graders had drank alcohol in the past year. In addition, UW-Madison
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  • Summer '14
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  • Alcoholic beverage, Drinking culture, Alcohol intoxication

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