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                                Adult Health

                                Indicator 6: Binge Drinking
                                Healthy People 2010 Objective: No more than 6% of adults engage in binge drinking.

Introduction                    Significance of indicator: Research summarized in Healthy People 2010 shows that alcohol
                                    use has been linked with a substantial proportion of injuries and deaths from motor vehicle
                                    crashes, falls, fires, and drownings, and is a factor in homicide, suicide, domestic violence,
Perinatal and                       child abuse, and high-risk sexual behavior. Binge drinking is defined as having five or more
Infant Health                       drinks on one occasion during the past 30 days.

                                Colorado measure: A little more than one-quarter of Coloradans ages 18-24 reported binge
Child Health                        drinking in 2005. Overall, 16.2 percent of Colorado adults reported binge drinking within
                                    the past 30 days. The Healthy People 2010 objective is for 6 percent or fewer adults to
                                    engage in binge drinking.
Adolescent
Health                          Colorado data source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Health Statistics Section,
                                    CDPHE.
Adult Health
   Health Care Coverage
   Preventive Health                 Binge drinking among Colorado adults by age group, 2005
     Practices
   Physical Activity
   Obesity
                                                   40
   Cigarette Smoking                               35
   Binge Drinking
   Morbidity                                       30
                                                         27.3
   Hospitalization
                                                   25              24.1
   Mortality
   Occupational Injuries
                                         Percent




                                                   20                          19.2
   Life Expectancy
   Potential Life Lost
                                                   15                                      12.8
                                                   10
                                                                                                        7.4
Summary
                                                    5
                                                                                                                    1.9
                                                    0
                                                        18- 24    25- 34      35- 44      45- 54      55- 64        65+
Colorado Department of Public                                                     Age
     Health and Environment
Health Statistics Section                 Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Health Statistics Section, Colorado Department
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South                  of Public Health and Environment
Denver, Colorado 80246-1530
(303)692-2160

				
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