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SA-14.4 Reduce the proportion of persons engaging in binge drinking during the past month—adolescents aged 12 to 17 years

About the Data: National

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

Data Source: 
National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Yes
Measure: 
percent
Baseline (Year): 
9.5 (2008)
Target: 
8.6
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of persons aged 12 to 17 years who report having five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other during the 30 days prior to the survey

Denominator: 

Number of persons aged 12 to 17 years

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data: 

    From the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    Males:

    During the past 30 days, that is, since [DATE], on how many days did you have 5 or more drinks on the same occasion? By 'occasion,' we mean at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other.

    Females

    During the past 30 days, that is, since [DATE], on how many days did you have 4 or more drinks on the same occasion? By 'occasion,' we mean at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other.

Data Collection Frequency: 
Annual
Methodology Notes: 

    Binge drinking is defined as drinking 5 or more alcoholic beverages for men or 4 or more alcoholic beverages for women at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other during the past 30 days. A description of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) has been published by SAMHSA.

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020: 
This objective differs from Healthy People 2010 objective 26-11d in that objective 26-11d defined binge drinking as 5 or more drinks at one time for all persons while this objective defines binge drinking as 5 or more drinks at one time for males and 4 or more drinks at one time for females.

About the Data: State

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the state-level data.

Data Source: 
National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Measure: 
percent
Numerator: 

Number of persons aged 12 to 17 years who report having five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other during the 30 days prior to the survey

Denominator: 

Number of persons aged 12 to 17 years

Questions Used to Obtain the State Data: 

      From the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health:

      [NUMERATOR:]

      Males:

      During the past 30 days, that is, since [DATE], on how many days did you have 5 or more drinks on the same occasion? By 'occasion,' we mean at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other.

      Females

      During the past 30 days, that is, since [DATE], on how many days did you have 4 or more drinks on the same occasion? By 'occasion,' we mean at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other.

Data Collection Frequency: 
Annual
Methodology Notes: 

      Binge drinking is defined as drinking 5 or more alcoholic beverages for men or 4 or more alcoholic beverages for women at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other during the past 30 days. A description of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) has been published by SAMHSA.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
During regular data collection and processing checks, errors were identified in the NSDUH data. These errors affected the data for Pennsylvania (2006-2010) and Maryland (2008-2009). These errors had minimal impact on the national estimates and no effect on direct estimates for the other 48 states and the District of Columbia. Comparing estimates for Pennsylvania, Maryland, the mid-Atlantic division, and the Northeast region were of most concern. As a result in 2013, the original baseline was revised from 9.4 to 9.5 percent. The target was adjusted from 8.5 to 8.6 percent to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method.

References

Additional resources about the objective

  1. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Results from the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings. Office of Applied Studies, NSDUH Series H-36, HHS Publication No. SMA 09-4434. Rockville, MD. 2009.