A new survey shows adults in the Green Bay area do more binge-drinking than folks elsewhere in Wisconsin, which is higher than the national average.
Community officials have issued their first “Brown County Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance Survey.” It shows 38 percent of county adults took part in binge drinking in the past 30 days — that means they had five or more drinks in just one day. Similar studies from the past year show that 35 percent of Wisconsin adults went on a drinking binge at least once, that’s higher than the 32 percent national average.
The highest rates of Brown County binge drinking occurs in young adults. About 400 phone calls were made to folks about a variety of health-related habits.