Iowa Substance Abuse Brief; Alcohol: Underage Drinking, September 2009, Issue 1

(2009) Iowa Substance Abuse Brief; Alcohol: Underage Drinking, September 2009, Issue 1. Drug Control Policy, Office of

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Abstract

IN BRIEF • More than one in three 11th graders drank alcohol in the past month. • For every four 11th graders in Iowa, one engaged in binge drinking in the past month. • Binge drinking is defined as four or more drinks for females and five or more for males on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least one day in the past 30 days. • A drink refers to one half ounce of alcohol (one 12-oz beer, one 5-oz glass of wine, or one 1-oz shot of 100 proof distilled spirits).

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Substance Abuse, Drinking, Binge Drinking
Subjects: Public Safety and consumer protection
Health and medicine > Diseases > Alcohol and drug abuse
ID Code: 9233
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 22 Feb 2010 20:04
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2010 20:04
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/9233

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