Nearly two-thirds of respondents reported they had ever tried alcohol (1,734 adolescents, 64%), and almost 21% had binged
in the previous 30 days.
To determine the rate of binge eating in our sample we analyzed the participants' answers to question 24 of the BITE "Have you ever binged
on food?" To this question 33.2% (85) of the adolescents answered yes (37.3% of the boys and 27.4% of the girls).
This association held true for subjects who binged
on beer, wine, liquor, or any combination of these drinks.
Obese patients with binge-eating disorder treated with topiramate in an open-label study binged
significantly less often and lost weight, according to a study by Susan L.
The researchers, from the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol, said the binged
rinking problem in teenagers appeared to be a particularly British phenomenon.
Young women who had been in at least one fight in the previous year, had smoked two or more cigarettes in a day in the last 30 days, had recently binged
on alcohol or had not used condoms at last sex were more likely than others to have had multiple partners rather than to have had none (1.6-4.5).
High Binge School equals 1 if 50% or more of students binged
in the previous two weeks, and Mid Binge School equals 1 if 36-50% of students binged