Percentage of U.S. college students that had 5 or more alcoholic drinks in one sitting within the past two weeks as of fall 2018
Heavy alcohol use among U.S. college students as of fall 2018
This statistic presents the percentage of college students in the U.S. that had 5 or more alcoholic drinks in one sitting within the past two weeks as of fall 2018. According to the survey, 14.2 percent of students had 5 or more drinks in one sitting just one time within the past two weeks.
Percentage of U.S. college students that had 5 or more alcoholic drinks in one sitting within the past two weeks as of fall 2018
Percentage of respondents
N/A, don't drink28.5%
None43.1%
1 time14.2%
2 times7.2%
3 times3.1%
4 times1.9%
5 times1%
6 times0.4%
7 times0.2%
8 times0.2%
9 times0%
10 times or more0.3%
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Source

Release date

January 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

Fall 2018

Number of respondents

26,181 students

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

40 schools

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Over the last two weeks, how many times have you had five or more drinks of alcohol at a sitting?"

Heavy alcohol use among U.S. college students as of fall 2018
This statistic presents the percentage of college students in the U.S. that had 5 or more alcoholic drinks in one sitting within the past two weeks as of fall 2018. According to the survey, 14.2 percent of students had 5 or more drinks in one sitting just one time within the past two weeks.
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