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Harmful consequences of drinking rise in proportion to the amount of alcohol consumed.

The national data in the table below convey the relationship between the usual number of drinks consumed when drinking and college students' self-reported alcohol-related injury.

# drinks usually consumed
% drinkers at each level
% at each level reporting an alcohol-related injury in the past school year
1
13
2
2
21
4
3
18
9
4
15
14
5
12
18
6
8
23
7
4
26
8
3
30
9+
5
33
Source: Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study, 1993, 1997, 1999, and 2001 national surveys.

 

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