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 remained relatively unchanged.
- Excessive drinking is more prevalent among men than women in Rhode Island, and has a high prevalence among American Indian/Alaskan Native Rhode Islanders.
Measure Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)