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Alcohol Use

Excessive alcohol use, including underage drinking and binge drinking (drinking 5 or more drinks on an occasion for men or 4 or more drinks on an occasion for women), can lead to increased risk of health problems such as injuries, violence, liver diseases, and can lead to increased risk of health problems such as injuries, violence, liver diseases, and cancer.1


Alcohol use is tracked at the national and state levels primarily through:

Alcohol (BRFSS)


Alcohol Use and Pregnancy (PRAMS)


Outcomes of Alcohol Use During Pregnancy

Alcohol use during pregnancy is listed in the Other Maternal Characteristics step on each query builder screen.

Alcohol-Induced Deaths

Alcohol-induced death is listed in the "Other cause of death groupings" in the Cause of Death step on each query builder screen.

The information provided above is from the Department of Health's NJSHAD web site (https://nj.gov/health/shad). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Mon, 21 May 2018 18:40:26 from Department of Health, New Jersey State Health Assessment Data Web site: https://nj.gov/health/shad ".

Content updated: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 05:01:10 EDT