(ATLANTA) -- One in four high school students and young adults have engaged in binge drinking within the past month, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"Alarmingly, almost one in three adults and two in three high school students who drink alcohol also binge drink, which usually leads to intoxication," said Dr. Robert Brewer, alcohol program leader at the CDC and one of the report's authors.
The study, which analyzed the habits of 412,000 American adults and 16,000 high school students, found that men are more than twice as likely than women to binge drink.
Levels of binge drinking have not declined, the report said, in the past 15 years.
Binge drinking is defined as having four or more drinks for women and five or more drinks for men over a short period of time, typically a couple of hours.
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