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20 May 2013

College women prone to problem drinking

New research shows that college women are more likely to drink unhealthy amounts of alcohol on a weekly basis than college men.

It comes as little surprise that college students sometimes binge drink, but new research shows that college women are more likely to drink unhealthy amounts of alcohol on a weekly basis than are college men.

Throughout the study, 15% of women exceeded weekly drinking limits compared to 12% of men. In addition, men's weekly drinking appeared to go down throughout the year, but not so for women.

Women drink less than men do

Hoeppner's study included 992 college students: 575 females and 417 males. The students provided biweekly reports of their daily drinking habits through a Web-based questionnaire.

 
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