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Mass. residents more likely to binge drink

Everyone knows college students binge drink - especially in fraternities - but what about young married couples in the suburbs with incomes over $75,000 a year? Or medical students? Or seniors? Those groups account for the highest frequency of binge drinkers along with young adult males, according to a report issued last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Relying on household surveys conducted in nearly all states, the CDC found that about 1 in 6 Americans binge drink, on average about four times a month. The agency defines a binge as four or more drinks on one occasion for women and five or more for a man.

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