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Home » Publications » Surveillance Reports » Surveillance Report #116
Table 6-3. YRBS: Prevalence of binge drinking in the past 30 days, by grade and sex, United States, 1991–2019.
Sex and Year Grade
Total 9th grade 10th grade 11th grade 12th grade
Percent S.E. Percent S.E. Percent S.E. Percent S.E. Percent S.E.
Both Sexes
2019 13.7 0.7 7.3 1.0 10.6 1.1 15.3 1.0 22.4 1.3
2017 13.5 0.8 7.3 0.8 11.4 1.1 15.4 1.1 20.9 1.5
2015 17.7 1.0 10.4 0.7 15.1 1.6 22.1 1.2 24.6 1.6
2013 20.8 0.9 13.5 0.9 17.4 1.3 24.6 1.6 29.2 1.6
2011 21.9 0.4 14.0 1.1 18.4 0.7 25.2 1.2 31.5 1.1
2009 24.2 0.8 15.3 0.8 22.3 1.3 28.3 1.5 33.5 1.3
2007 26.0 1.0 17.0 0.9 23.7 1.5 29.9 1.4 36.5 1.7
2005 25.5 1.1 19.0 1.1 24.6 1.6 27.6 1.6 32.8 1.7
2003 28.3 1.0 19.8 1.2 27.4 1.5 31.8 1.5 37.2 1.2
2001 29.9 1.0 24.5 1.4 28.2 1.3 32.2 1.7 36.7 1.9
1999 31.5 1.0 21.1 1.1 32.2 1.6 34.0 1.5 41.6 2.7
1997 33.4 1.1 25.7 2.0 29.9 1.9 37.5 1.5 39.3 2.4
1995 32.6 1.5 24.5 1.5 30.3 2.1 34.9 1.9 39.0 1.8
1993 30.0 0.9 22.0 1.0 26.2 1.3 31.3 1.7 39.1 1.6
1991 31.3 1.3 22.6 1.8 27.1 1.6 36.3 2.0 39.3 2.5
Male
2019 12.7 0.9 6.4 1.5 10.0 1.5 14.1 1.4 21.5 1.6
2017 12.8 0.8 5.3 0.9 10.1 1.4 15.4 1.4 21.9 1.8
2015 18.6 0.9 10.2 0.9 16.2 1.9 24.4 1.7 25.6 2.3
2013 22.0 1.1 13.5 1.2 17.1 1.8 27.6 1.9 32.3 1.9
2011 23.8 0.7 15.0 1.5 19.0 1.0 27.9 1.6 35.7 1.3
2009 25.0 1.0 13.6 1.2 23.3 1.9 30.0 1.6 36.6 2.0
2007 27.8 1.4 17.0 1.7 25.5 1.9 33.1 1.3 40.4 2.6
2005 27.5 1.3 20.7 1.7 25.1 1.8 30.4 2.0 36.2 1.8
2003 29.0 1.1 18.8 1.4 27.7 1.9 34.1 2.0 39.5 1.9
2001 33.5 1.5 26.2 2.1 30.1 1.8 38.5 2.3 42.0 2.1
1999 34.9 1.3 21.7 1.9 33.4 2.8 38.8 2.9 49.5 2.9
1997 37.3 1.2 25.5 2.8 32.7 1.5 45.2 2.3 44.0 2.9
1995 36.2 1.5 27.6 2.3 32.1 2.3 37.8 2.3 46.5 2.0
1993 33.7 1.1 24.0 1.6 27.2 1.5 37.1 2.2 45.0 2.3
1991 36.5 1.8 24.8 2.3 31.4 2.1 44.1 3.0 45.8 3.5
Female
2019 14.6 0.8 8.2 0.9 11.2 1.3 16.3 1.0 23.3 2.1
2017 14.1 0.9 9.2 1.2 12.6 1.1 15.4 1.4 20.1 1.8
2015 16.8 1.3 10.5 0.9 14.1 1.8 19.6 1.9 23.8 1.6
2013 19.6 1.1 13.6 1.2 17.7 1.6 21.6 1.7 26.2 2.1
2011 19.8 0.6 13.0 1.1 17.8 1.0 22.6 1.4 27.0 1.7
2009 23.4 0.8 17.2 1.4 21.1 1.2 26.4 1.7 30.4 1.3
2007 24.1 1.1 17.2 1.2 21.8 1.9 26.7 2.0 32.8 1.9
2005 23.5 1.2 17.3 1.4 24.1 1.8 25.0 1.7 29.2 2.0
2003 27.5 1.1 20.9 1.7 27.2 1.8 29.4 1.7 34.5 1.8
2001 26.4 1.0 23.0 1.6 26.3 1.5 26.1 1.5 31.8 2.5
1999 28.1 1.0 20.2 1.6 31.1 1.8 29.0 2.5 33.9 3.0
1997 28.6 1.4 25.8 2.5 26.3 3.7 28.2 2.1 33.6 2.5
1995 28.6 1.9 20.2 1.4 28.3 2.8 31.8 2.5 31.6 2.4
1993 26.0 1.1 19.7 1.6 25.3 1.6 25.1 1.4 33.0 1.8
1991 25.9 0.9 20.4 2.1 22.3 2.0 28.1 1.6 32.8 2.2

S.E. = standard error of the estimate.

1 The threshold of binge drinking was consumption of 5 or more drinks in a row for both females and males prior to 2017. The threshold for females was changed to consumption of 4 or more drinks on an occasion in the past 30 days beginning in 2017, and the change may potentially inflate the estimate for 2017–2019.

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