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Prevalence

  • Prevalence of Drinking: According to the 2019 NSDUH, 52.5 percent of full-time college students ages 18–22 drank alcohol in the past month compared with 44.0 percent of other persons of the same age.1
  • Prevalence of Binge Drinking: According to the 2019 NSDUH, 33.0 percent of college students ages 18–22 reported binge drinking in the past month compared with 27.7 percent of other persons of the same age.1
  • Prevalence of Heavy Alcohol Use: According to the 2019 NSDUH, 8.2 percent of college students ages 18–22 reported heavy alcohol use in the past month compared with 6.4 percent of other persons of the same age.1