What does this indicator measure?

This measure represents the percent of adults 18 and older that reported either binge drinking, defined as consuming more than 4 (women) or 5 (men) alcoholic beverages on a single occasion in the past 30 days, or heavy drinking, defined as drinking more than 1 (women) or 2 (men) drinks per day on average.

Why is this indicator important?

Excessive alcohol use, including underage drinking and binge drinking, can lead to increased risk of health problems such as injuries, violence, liver diseases, and cancer.

About the data

Community: Switzerland County

Reference: Indiana

Goal: County Health Rankings (90th percentile)

Measurement Period: 2017

Category: Substance Use and Abuse

Community Source: County Health Rankings

Reference Source: County Health Rankings