Government researchers analyzed data between 2002 and 2012 on reported alcohol consumption in the prvious month.
The number of women who reported drinking rose from 45- to 48-percent and the number of men drinking fell from 57-percent to just over 56-percent.
The number of drinking days also rose among women and fell among men.
The only area where the difference between men and women increased during the study period was in combining alcohol with marijuna.
It increased among men in the 18- to 25-year-old range and remained steady among women.
The findings appear in the journal “Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.”