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    General Prevalence

    • Approximately 50% of the U.S. population reports being current drinkers of alcohol with approximately 25% of population reporting binge alcohol use (5 or more drinks on the same occasion in the past 30 days)1
    • The rate of current drinking is slightly higher in males than in females, but the rate is similar in youths (ages 12-17 years)1

    Prevalence in Pregnancy

    • Nationally, just under 10% of pregnant women report current alcohol use, while approximately 3% report binge drinking and less than 1% report heavy alcohol use1
    • In Maryland, approximately 8% of pregnant women reported drinking at least one drink in the last 3 months of pregnancy and 20% reported drinking more than one drink per week2
    • In Maryland, less than 1% of pregnant women reported binge drinking in the last 3 months of pregnancy2

    • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Results from the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings, NSDUH Series H-44, HHS Publication No. (SMA) 12-4713. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2012.
    • Maryland PRAMS: Focus on Alcohol Use and Binge Drinking. Available at: www.marylandprams.org

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    January, 2014