Health Behaviors

Excessive drinking

Percentage of adults who reported either binge drinking (having four or more [women] or five or more [men] drinks on one occasion in the past 30 days) or chronic drinking (having eight or more [women] or 15 or more [men] drinks per week)

About this data measure

  • Excessive drinking can cause immediate negative health effects as well as chronic health conditions, like liver disease and cancer. (Source: CDC)
  • Since 2017, the proportion of Rhode Island adults who drink excessively has increased slightly.
  • Excessive drinking is more prevalent among men than women in Rhode Island, and has a high prevalence among multiracial, non-Hispanic Rhode Islanders.

Measure Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Excessive drinking over time

Excessive drinking demographic breakout