Binge drinking a major contributor to DUI in California, and data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seem to indicate that it's not just young males and college students who are at high risk for such behaviors.
According to researchers at the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, binge drinking is not just a male thing anymore, but also widespread problem-affecting females.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, while women are typically seen as less likely to binge drink than males, the facts seem to indicate the opposite. Binge drinking in the case of case of males involves the consumption of five or more alcoholic beverages in a single session, while among women; it involves a consumption of a minimum of four alcoholic beverages during a single session. However, the CDC says that when women binge drink, they drink much more than four beverages. On an average, women drink six alcoholic beverages in a single binge drinking session. Women on an average binge approximately 3 times in a month.
This seems to indicate that binge drinking is fairly widespread, and a serious problem among young women.
The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention also finds that it's not just college-age women and high school girls, who are binge drinking in this manner. This seems to be a problem that can be seen even among middle aged women. The age category of 18 to 34 had the highest number of binge drinkers. However, in the category of 65 and above, binge drinking seems to be the most frequent.