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Female binge drinking has doubled

6th May 2009

A study by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has revealed that the percentage of women who binge drink has doubled since the 1990s.

Its figures show that 15% of women now binged on alcohol each week, compared with 23% of men. The foundation commissioned researchers from Oxford Brookes University to look at a range of sources for the research, including Office for National Statistics data and government reports. The studies used suggested weekly intakes for women was currently nine to 10 units of alcohol, up from six to seven.

 

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Article Information

Title: Female binge drinking has doubled
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 11257
Date Added: 6th May 2009

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