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Topic: Binge alcohol use among women of childbearing age
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Binge alcohol use among women of childbearing age: United States, 2004-2014

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• In the United States in 2014, 16.9% of women reported binge drinking in the past month. 
• Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause physical and mental birth defects, and women who binge drink or drink frequently during pregnancy greatly increase the risk of alcohol-related damage to their babies. 

Footnotes

  • Beginning in 2006, binge alcohol use is defined as having four or more drinks on at least one occasion during the past month. Prior to 2006, binge alcohol use is defined as having five or more drinks on at least one occasion during the past month. Percent reported is among women ages 18-44.
  • The following states did not conduct BRFSS surveillance every year and are not included in U.S. rates for the respective years: AK(1990), AR(1990,1992), DC(1995), KS(1990,1991), HI(2004), NV(1990,1991), NJ(1990), WY(1990-1993).
  • U.S. rate is the median for this indicator.

Source

  • Alcohol Use: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Behavioral Surveillance Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Retrieved May 06, 2016, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.