Thursday, 26 January 2012
If you think college students and young adults make up the vast majority of binge drinkers, think again! According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), frat boys and party girls have nothing on the senior citizens.
A recent press release by the CDC reveals: "While binge drinking is more common among young adults ages 18–34, of those age 65 and older who report binge drinking, they do so more often – an average of five to six times a month."
What counts as binge drinking for the CDC? Consuming four or more drinks for women and consuming five or more drinks for men on any given occassion.
The press release also divulges that household income plays little role in determining binge drinking. Their data shows that binge drinking is more common in households with annual incomes of $75,000 or more, but also that households with an annual income of less than $25,000 have the "largest number of drinks consumed per occassion."
Are you surprised by this news? I sure was!