Complete Indicator Profile - Alcohol Consumption - Binge Drinking - Adolescents (Grades 9-12) (HA2020 Leading Health Indicator: 15B)

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State of Alaska

Complete Indicator Profile of Alcohol Consumption - Binge Drinking - Adolescents (Grades 9-12) (HA2020 Leading Health Indicator: 15B)

Definition

Percentage of adolescents (students in grades 9-12) who reported binge drinking (consumption of 5 or more alcoholic drinks within a couple of hours) on at least one occasion in the past 30 days.

Numerator

Number of adolescents (students in grades 9-12) who responded one or more days to the question: "During the past 30 days, on how many days did you have 5 or more drinks of alcohol in a row, that is, within a couple of hours?"

Denominator

Number of adolescents (students in grades 9-12) with complete and valid responses for the question.

Why Is This Important?

Alcohol and substance abuse have a devastating impact on individuals, families and entire communities across Alaska. The effects of alcohol and other drug abuse include unintentional and intentional injuries, violence, high-risk sexual behaviors, cirrhosis, and alcohol poisoning. Alaska experiences a disparately high rate of alcohol induced mortality compared to the U.S. Alcohol and other drug use is common among adolescents and is a strong predictor of dependence in later life.

Healthy People Objective SA-14.4:

Reduce the proportion of persons engaging in binge drinking during the past month--Adolescents aged 12 to 17 years
U.S. Target: 8.5 percent
State Target: Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 17.0%

How Do We Compare With U.S.?

For all years reported, the percentage of high school students who reported binge drinking in the past 30 days was lower in Alaska than in the U.S. overall. In 2011, the most recent year with U.S. data, this percentage was 16.5% in Alaska and 21.9% in the U.S.

Evidence-based Practices

As part of the Healthy Alaskans 2020 health improvement process, groups of Alaskan subject matter experts met over a period of months in a rigorous review process to identify and prioritize strategies to address the 25 health priorities. Public health partners around the state are aligning work around these approaches adapted to Alaska's unique needs. Below are the strategies identified for enhancing adolescent support systems.

Strategy 1:
Provide the Prime for Life curriculum for alternative high school students, Job Corps participants, and youth caught with alcohol or any illegal substance.

Evidence Base:
The Prime For Life curriculum was developed by the Prevention Research Institute in Kentucky and has been widely tested throughout the United States and in Sweden. Providing practical and useful information, this research-based program leads the student through a process of self-evaluation and reflection upon his or her own personal decisions around alcohol and other drug use.

Sources:
Prevention Research Institute - PRIME for life: http://www.primeforlife.org/Programs/PRIME_For_Life_Prevention
Volunteers of America - Alaska PRIME For Life: http://www.voaak.org/Services/Prevention--Intervention/Prime-for-Life

Strategy 2:
Use the Positive Community Norms approach in a media campaign to promote attitude and behavior change around alcohol use among teens and young adults. The campaign will focus on evidence-based environmental prevention strategies to change social norms regarding youth alcohol. This approach maximizes communication, outcomes, and economic use of resources, while reducing duplicate and ineffective approaches.

Evidence Base:
Based on several extensively researched theories in psychology and health education, the Positive Community Norms (PCN) framework can be used to improve health and safety by increasing positive norms within communities.

Sources:
Most of Us: Positive Community Norms Framework: http://www.mostofus.org/about-us/what-is-the-positive-community-norms-framework/
Most of Us: References: http://www.mostofus.org/resources/references/

Strategy 3:
Increase the social and emotion skills in children of all ages through institutionalizing formal learning standards and implementing curricula for social emotional learning.

Evidence Base:
Social and emotional learning programs have been implemented in various settings. These programs have been shown to decrease aggression and hostility, increase academic achievement, and improve relationships with peers and adults.

Sources:
Social and Emotional Learning Research Review: Evidence-Based Programs: http://www.edutopia.org/sel-research-evidence-based-programs
Social and Emotional Learning Research: http://www.casel.org/research

Available Services

NATIONAL:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) National Drug and Treatment Referral Routing Service provides a toll-free telephone number for alcohol and drug information/treatment referral assistance. The number is: 1-800-662-HELP (4357).



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Graphical Data Views

Percentage of adolescents (students in grades 9-12 in traditional high schools) who reported binge drinking in the past 30 days, all Alaskans, Alaska Natives, and U.S., 1995-2019

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Alaska Comparisons Year Percentage of adolescents Lower Limit Upper Limit
Record Count: 34
All Alaskans 1995 31.3% 28.1% 34.8%
All Alaskans 1997 **
All Alaskans 1999 **
All Alaskans 2001 **
All Alaskans 2003 26.5% 22.6% 30.9%
All Alaskans 2005 **
All Alaskans 2007 25.8% 22.3% 29.6%
All Alaskans 2009 21.7% 18.8% 24.8%
All Alaskans 2011 16.7% 14.1% 19.7%
All Alaskans 2013 12.8% 10.3% 15.8%
Alaska Natives 1995 31.3% 24.9% 38.6%
Alaska Natives 1997 **
Alaska Natives 1999 **
Alaska Natives 2001 **
Alaska Natives 2003 26.8% 17.0% 39.7%
Alaska Natives 2005 **
Alaska Natives 2007 26.9% 18.3% 37.6%
Alaska Natives 2009 19.0% 14.3% 24.8%
Alaska Natives 2011 12.4% 8.7% 17.4%
Alaska Natives 2013 11.0% 7.3% 16.2%
U.S. 1995 32.6% 29.5% 35.7%
U.S. 1997 33.4% 31.2% 35.6%
U.S. 1999 31.5% 29.6% 33.5%
U.S. 2001 29.9% 27.8% 32.0%
U.S. 2003 28.3% 26.3% 30.4%
U.S. 2005 25.5% 23.3% 27.9%
U.S. 2007 26.0% 24.0% 28.0%
U.S. 2009 24.2% 22.6% 25.9%
U.S. 2011 21.9% 21.0% 22.8%
U.S. 2013 20.8% 19.1% 22.7%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2013 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2015 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2017 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2019 17.0%

Data Notes

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 17.0%

** Data Not Available.   Traditional high schools are public high schools that are distinct from correspondence schools, alternative high schools, which serve students at risk of not graduating, and students enrolled in high school in correctional facilities. Healthy Alaskans 2020 goals were established using results from traditional high school students.

Data Sources

  • Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, School Health and YRBS Program
  • Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion



Percentage of adolescents (students in grades 9-12 in traditional high schools) who reported binge drinking in the past 30 days, by sex, all Alaskans, 2011-2020

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HA: Males vs. Females Year percentage of adults Lower Limit Upper Limit
Record Count: 12
Males 2011 16.7% 13.8% 20.1%
Males 2013 12.9% 10.1% 16.3%
Females 2011 16.7% 13.0% 21.2%
Females 2013 12.4% 9.3% 16.3%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2013 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2014 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2015 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2016 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2017 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2018 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2019 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2020 17.0%

Data Notes

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 17.0%

** Data Not Available



Percentage of adolescents (students in grades 9-12 in traditional high schools) who reported binge drinking in the past 30 days, by age, all Alaskans, 2011-2020

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HA: Adolescent Age Groups Year Percentage of adolescents Lower Limit Upper Limit
Record Count: 18
14 or Younger 2011 13.7% 9.0% 20.3%
14 or Younger 2013 6.7% 3.5% 12.3%
15 2011 11.3% 8.2% 15.4%
15 2013 9.8% 6.4% 14.8%
16 2011 18.9% 14.2% 24.7%
16 2013 12.9% 9.2% 17.8%
17 2011 20.8% 16.0% 26.5%
17 2013 16.2% 12.2% 21.2%
18 or Older 2011 18.0% 13.1% 24.3%
18 or Older 2013 17.0% 10.2% 27.1%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2013 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2014 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2015 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2016 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2017 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2018 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2019 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2020 17.0%

Data Notes

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 17.0%

** Data Not Available



Percentage of adolescents (students in grades 9-12 in traditional high schools) who reported binge drinking in the past 30 days, by race, all Alaskans, 2011-2020

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HA: Race: white, AK Native, other Year Percentage of adolescents Lower Limit Upper Limit
Record Count: 14
white 2011 19.7% 16.2% 23.8%
white 2013 13.6% 10.4% 17.6%
Alaska Native 2011 12.4% 8.8% 17.4%
Alaska Native 2013 11.0% 7.3% 16.3%
other 2011 14.8% 11.5% 18.8%
other 2013 13.2% 9.7% 17.7%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2013 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2014 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2015 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2016 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2017 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2018 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2019 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2020 17.0%

Data Notes

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 17.0%

** Data Not Available



Percentage of adolescents (students in grades 9-12 in traditional high schools) who reported binge drinking in the past 30 days, by Hispanic, all Alaskans, 2011-2020

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HA: Ethnicity - Hispanic/Latino Year Percentage of adolescents Lower Limit Upper Limit
Record Count: 12
Hispanic/Latino 2011 20.0% 14.1% 27.6%
Hispanic/Latino 2013 14.9% 9.5% 22.8%
Not Hispanic/Latino 2011 16.6% 13.9% 19.7%
Not Hispanic/Latino 2013 12.2% 9.7% 15.3%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2013 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2014 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2015 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2016 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2017 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2018 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2019 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2020 17.0%

Data Notes

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 17.0%

** Data Not Available



Percentage of adolescents (students in grades 9-12 in traditional high schools) who reported binge drinking in the past 30 days, by grade level, all Alaskans, 2011-2020

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HA: Grade Level Year Percentage of adolescents Lower Limit Upper Limit
Record Count: 16
9th 2011 13.6% 9.8% 18.5%
9th 2013 8.7% 5.4% 13.6%
10th 2011 13.9% 10.0% 19.0%
10th 2013 13.2% 9.4% 18.3%
11th 2011 19.2% 14.8% 24.6%
11th 2013 13.0% 9.0% 18.3%
12th 2011 21.1% 15.8% 27.6%
12th 2013 17.1% 11.8% 24.2%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2013 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2014 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2015 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2016 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2017 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2018 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2019 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2020 17.0%

Data Notes

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 17.0%

** Data Not Available



Percentage of adolescents (students in grades 9-12 in traditional high schools) who reported binge drinking in the past 30 days, by academic performance, all Alaskans, 2011-2020

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HA: Academic Performance Year Percentage of adolescents Lower Limit Upper Limit
Record Count: 12
mostly As and Bs 2011 14.8% 11.8% 18.4%
mostly As and Bs 2013 10.6% 7.9% 14.1%
not mostly As and Bs 2011 20.3% 16.7% 24.6%
not mostly As and Bs 2013 18.0% 13.9% 22.9%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2013 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2014 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2015 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2016 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2017 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2018 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2019 17.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2020 17.0%

Data Notes

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 17.0%

** Data Not Available


References and Community Resources

NATIONAL:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Substance Abuse Facility Locator: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: http://www.niaaa.nih.gov

More information on the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System may be found on the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dash/yrbs/index.htm

More Resources and Links

Alaska and national goals may be found at the following sites:

Maps of health indicators for various subdivisions of Alaska may be found at the following site:

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

For an on-line medical dictionary, click on this Dictionary link.

Page Content Updated On 01/06/2015, Published on 01/15/2015
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Content updated: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:49:36 AKST