4.07 Drinking

This page includes data that provide two perspectives on alcohol consumption. The first data set, from the St. Norbert College Strategic Research Institute and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), includes the percentage of adults reporting in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey that they currently drink alcohol, and the percentage that currently binge drink. Adults are counted as currently drinking alcohol if they reported having at least one drink of alcohol in the past month. They are counted as binge drinkers if they reported having five or more drinks of alcohol on an occasion in the past month. The BRFSS is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in conjunction with the CDC. The second data set, from Cooperative Educational Service Agency 6 (CESA 6) and the CDC, includes the percentage of high school students reporting in the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) survey that they currently drink alcohol, and the percentage that currently binge drink. High school students are counted as currently drinking alcohol if they reported having at least one drink of alcohol in the past month. They are counted as binge drinkers if they reported having five or more drinks of alcohol within a couple of hours on at least one day in the past month. The YRBSS is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction in conjunction with the CDC.

Sources

St. Norbert College Strategic Research Institute, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Study

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, BRFSS Prevalence & Trends Data

Cooperative Educational Service Agency 6, High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, YRBSS Results

Notes

2014 BRFSS data are used for Wisconsin and the United States where 2015 data was only available for Calumet, Outagamie and Winnebago. 2013 YRBSS data are used for Wisconsin and the United States where 2015 data was only available for the Fox Cities Region. The Fox Cities Region is defined as the school districts in Calumet, Outagamie, and Winnebago Counties that participated in the YRBSS.