Percentage of Adults Who Reported Consuming Five or More
Alcohol Drinks on an Occasion in the Past 30 Days

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 770 12.4 0.5 11.4 13.4
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 482 18.0 0.9 16.3 19.7
Female 288 7.0 0.5 6.0 8.0
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 84 22.7 2.4 18.1 27.4
25-34 years 181 18.6 1.4 15.9 21.3
35-44 years 201 14.4 1.0 12.4 16.4
45-54 years 171 11.1 0.9 9.4 12.8
55-64 years 79 5.6 0.7 4.3 6.9
65+ years 54 2.3 0.3 1.6 2.9
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 34 8.7 1.6 5.5 11.9
Non-Hispanic 735 12.7 0.5 11.6 13.7
RACE . . . . .
White Only 707 12.9 0.5 11.8 14.0
Black Only 16 7.7 2.2 3.4 12.0
Other Race Only 30 7.5 1.5 4.5 10.4
More than One Race 16 17.0 5.8 5.7 28.4
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 47 10.6 1.7 7.2 14.0
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 219 11.2 0.9 9.4 12.9
Some College 231 14.1 1.1 12.0 16.2
College Graduate 273 12.5 0.8 10.9 14.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 42 13.5 2.6 8.4 18.6
$15,000 - $24,999 109 13.1 1.5 10.3 16.0
$25,000 - $34,999 96 10.4 1.3 7.9 12.9
$35,000 - $49,999 113 10.2 1.0 8.1 12.2
$50,000+ 359 15.9 0.9 14.1 17.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 621 15.5 0.7 14.2 16.8
Out of Work 20 13.6 3.6 6.5 20.7
Homemaker / Student 55 10.9 1.7 7.5 14.4
Retired 58 2.9 0.4 2.1 3.7
Unable to Work 15 4.5 1.3 1.8 7.1
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 79 4.5 0.7 3.2 5.8
1-19 Hours 30 12.9 2.9 7.1 18.6
20-39 Hours 101 13.7 1.7 10.4 16.9
40 + Hours 519 16.3 0.8 14.9 17.8
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 469 11.2 0.5 10.1 12.2
Divorced / Separated 137 12.0 1.1 9.9 14.2
Widowed 28 2.7 0.5 1.7 3.8
Never Married 134 21.6 2.1 17.6 25.7
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 111 7.7 0.9 5.9 9.5
Living without a Disability 652 13.5 0.6 12.3 14.6
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 25 8.0 2.0 4.1 11.8
Rural 94 13.1 1.5 10.2 16.0
Densely-settled Rural 116 12.2 1.3 9.7 14.7
Semi-urban 149 13.0 1.2 10.6 15.3
Urban 383 12.5 0.7 11.0 13.9
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 67 6.6 1.0 4.6 8.5
Excellent to Good 700 13.3 0.6 12.2 14.4
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 107 15.8 1.7 12.4 19.2
Insured 661 11.9 0.5 10.8 12.9
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 22 4.9 1.4 2.3 7.6
No Diabetes 748 12.9 0.5 11.9 14.0
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 160 8.1 0.7 6.7 9.4
No Hypertension 609 13.8 0.6 12.5 15.0
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 49 10.6 1.8 7.1 14.0
No Current Asthma 718 12.5 0.5 11.5 13.6
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Has arthritis 167 7.8 0.7 6.4 9.2
No arthritis 595 14.1 0.7 12.8 15.3
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 94 16.4 1.9 12.7 20.1
<14 days mental health not good 670 12.1 0.5 11.0 13.1
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 250 22.4 1.6 19.4 25.5
Non-Smoker 519 10.2 0.5 9.2 11.3
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 310 14.5 1.0 12.6 16.5
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 288 12.6 0.8 11.0 14.1
Obese (BMI >= 30) 149 9.6 0.8 7.9 11.2
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 618 13.6 0.6 12.4 14.8
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 152 8.7 0.8 7.1 10.3
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 391 15.2 0.9 13.5 16.9
Insufficient 277 10.6 0.7 9.2 12.0
No Activity 71 7.4 1.0 5.5 9.4

Numerator: Respondents who reported consuming five or more alcohol
drinks on an occasion at least once in the past 30 days.
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.