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TIPSY 38M Indulged in Binge Drinking in '10 Toby Talbot / AP Photo

38M Indulged in Binge Drinking in '10

That’s a lot of alcohol. Federal officials said that more than 38 million Americans—17.1 percent of the population and led by households with incomes above $75,000—engaged in binge drinking at least four times a month in 2010,. At 25 percent, Wisconsin had the highest number of binge drinkers as well as the “most-intense” sessions—meaning nine drinks on average. Binge drinking is defined as having four drinks in two hours for women, or five drinks for men.

January 10, 2012 9:26 PM