The report suggests that the rising is faster in women than it is among men.
The statistic show that there is difference between county and county, it is seen that in some counties more than third of the residents are binge drinkers and more than 20 percent are heavy drinkers.
It is found that the county having heavy drinkers among all other counties is Menominee County, Wisconsin.
Many studies have warned people to avoid drinking as it will not only have effect on personal health but also at work and social relationships.
It is found that heavy drinkers are at a risk of liver diseases and many forms of cancer, whereas binge drinkers are not only having negative health effects but it is also reflecting in their jobs, marriages and friendships.
It was found that in 2012 there were 8.2 percent of all Americans were heavy drinkers and 18.3 percent were considered as binge drinkers.
University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation said,
“Madison County, Idaho, had the lowest levels of binge drinking in 2012 (5.9 percent), while Menominee, Wisconsin, had the highest rates of binge drinking (36 percent among residents). For heavy drinking, Hancock County, Tennessee, had the fewest heavy drinkers (2.4 percent of its population) and Esmeralda County, Nevada, recorded the largest proportion of heavy drinkers (22.4 percent).”
Between 2005 and 2012, there was a 17.5 percent spike of binge drinking among women while there was mere 4.9 percent spike among men.
When IHME’s Dr. Ali Mokdad, who helped to write the report, was asked about the things that are common among hard drinking counties, he said, “Three things explain it, socioeconomic factors — people who are educated, people who have the means to enjoy a drink when they come home from work, will drink.”
People with lower education are more likely to binge drink and according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a man has five or more drinks in two hours, or four or more for a women.
Mokdad said, availability can be considered as a factor, and if there are more outlets and more bars next to each other, then people are tend to go from one bar to another and finally ending up consuming more drinks.
He said the third factor is social norms. If friends and family come up to celebrate, you are more likely to have it. Heavy drinking and binge drinking will go in both poor as well as prosperous times.
There is 9 percent increase in binge drinkers from 2005 to 2012, but it is also noted that the percentage of drinkers hasn’t changed in both 2005 and 2012.