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(CNN)Adults in the United States who binge drink are consuming even more alcohol per binging episode, according to a new study published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Researchers analyzed data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System over a six-year period and discovered that the annual number of binge drinks among adults who reported excessive drinking jumped on average from (in to 587 inPayeer. That’s a 16% increase.

It's not just college kids. A new study says older adults binge drink, too

The CDC defines binge drinking as five drinks or more for men or four or more for women on a single occasion. Binge drinking has serious health risks, according to the CDC, including car accidents, domestic violence, STDs, unintentional pregnancy, stroke, heart and liver disease.

For (to) , the number of drinks consumed during a binge increased from 666 to on average for men and from to for women.

*** The study noted significant increases among people with lower education levels and household incomes. Those without a high school diploma had a spike of .8%, from 587 to 942 drinks a year. Binge drinks among people with household incomes less than $ (*****************************************************, a year rose from 646 drinks a year toIt's not just college kids. A new study says older adults binge drink, too

“Socioeconomic disparities in the total number of binge drinks per adult who reported binge drinking also might have contributed to the lower life expectancies reported among persons with lower socioeconomic status in the United States,” the CDC said in the study.

In 2019, the number of binge drinks pear year among adult binge drinkers ranged from 461 per year in Massachusetts to 1, 219 in Wyoming. The number of drinks among those who reported binge drinking increased in nine states – Idaho, Indiana, Maine, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio and Virginia – while the number of drinks increased significantly in Massachusetts and West Virginia .

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