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Binge drinking among high school students in Alaska

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Definition

Before 2017, binge drinking was defined as the percentage of students who had five or more drinks of alcohol in a row within a couple of hours, during the past 30 days. In 2017, the definition was modified for female students: Click here for most recent indicator
This indicator will not be updated after 2015.

Statewide prevalence of binge drinking in the past month among Alaska traditional high school students. This includes students in public traditional high schools with enrollments of at least 10 students (excluding boarding, correspondence, home study, alternative, and correctional schools). The statewide traditional high school results are weighted by grade, sex, and race/ethnicity.
Regional prevalence (by Alaska Public Health Region) of binge drinking in the past month among high school students. This includes students in public traditional, alternative, and correctional high schools (excluding boarding, correspondence, and home study schools).  Local results from participating school districts may contain both weighted and unweighted data.

Data Source

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) for 2007-2015  Alaska Department of Health
Most recent Alaska YRBS results

Last Updated

July 2022