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Dr. Shamima Khan


Objective: To determine the association of hunger, physical activity, Black Indigenous People Of Color (BIPOC) status , and BMI percentile on binge drinking among Vermont high schoolers.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on Vermont high school students aged between 12 to 18 years (n=18,540) using data obtained from the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey of the Vermont Department of Health. Multiple logistic regression models were utilized to investigate the correlation between binge drinking status and hunger status, physically active status, BIPOC status, and Body Mass Index percentile.

Results: Binge drinkers had significantly higher levels of hunger (OR = 1.96; 95% CI = 1.69, 2.30), physical activity (OR = 1.19; 95% CI = 1.09, 1.30), and lower levels of BIPOC status (OR = 0.81; 95% CI = 0.71, 0.93) compared to their non-binge drinking counterparts.

Conclusions: This study sheds light on the growing need of heightened awareness of risk factors for binge drinking among high schoolers, particularly the

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