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May 24, 2017

Joy Bohyun Jang on Teen Binge Drinking

New research from the Youth and Social Issues program finds that binge drinking among American teenagers is down compared to 25 years ago. But according to postdoctoral fellow Joy Bohyn Jang, this downward trend does not apply to all teens equally: “First, black youth have experienced slower declines since 1991. Second, the gender gap is narrowing recently due to female’s slower decline in the frequent binge drinking rates. Third, the socioeconomic status gap is growing, due to slower decline among adolescents from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.”

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Original article, Frequent Binge Drinking Among US Adolescents, 1991 to 2015, in Pediatrics.