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Prevalence

  • Prevalence of Drinking: According to the 2017 NSDUH, 53.6 percent of full-time college students ages 18–22 drank alcohol in the past month compared with 48.2 percent of other persons of the same age.1
  • Prevalence of Binge Drinking: According to the 2017 NSDUH, 34.8 percent of college students ages 18–22 reported binge drinking in the past month compared with 32.8 percent of other persons of the same age.1
  • Prevalence of Heavy Alcohol Use: Alcohol Use: According to the 2017 NSDUH, 9.7 percent of college students ages 18–22 reported heavy alcohol use in the past month compared with 8.8 percent of other persons of the same age.1