What does this measure?
At Risk Drinking Behavior by age, sex, educational attainment, and income level. Banded in 3 year increments since 2000 for both Erie County and Pennsylvania. At Risk for Heavy Drinking defined as males having more than 2 drinks per day and females having more than 1 drink per day.
Why is this important?
Excessive drinking increases an individual's risk of poor health outcomes, including motor vehicle crashes and unintentional injuries, and is often a contributing factor in child abuse, domestic violence, suicide, and homicide.
How is Erie County doing?
How does Erie compare to Pennsylvania?
About this Data
Data from the PA Department of Health as of 2018.
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