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Alcohol Use Among Girls and Young Women

Year: 2022

For at least the past two decades, data showed that boys and young men w’re more likely to drink than girls and young women. However, an unsetting trend has taken hold: Data now show that girls and young women, ages 12 to 20, are drinking more alcohol than their male counterparts. Alcohol use by people under the legal drinking age of 21 has decreased over the past few decades, but the decreases were more pronounced for males than females.In 2020, more girls and young women reported past-month alcohol use than boys and young men.