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 804 14.6 0.6 13.4 15.8
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 474 20.3 1.1 18.2 22.4
Female 330 9.2 0.7 7.9 10.4
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 71 28.7 3.1 22.5 34.8
25-34 years 184 22.1 1.6 19.0 25.1
35-44 years 212 18.5 1.3 16.0 21.0
45-54 years 209 12.2 0.9 10.5 13.9
55-64 years 96 5.7 0.6 4.5 6.9
65+ years 31 1.5 0.3 0.9 2.1
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 46 17.1 3.0 11.2 22.9
Non-Hispanic 758 14.5 0.6 13.2 15.7
RACE . . . . .
White Only 720 14.6 0.7 13.3 15.9
Black Only 18 11.2 3.3 4.7 17.7
Other Race Only 51 13.9 2.3 9.4 18.4
More than One Race 11 24.4 7.8 9.1 39.8
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 42 10.8 2.0 6.9 14.6
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 225 15.3 1.3 12.7 17.9
Some College 232 16.2 1.2 13.7 18.6
College Graduate 304 13.7 0.9 11.9 15.4
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 32 9.3 2.2 4.9 13.6
$15,000 - $24,999 72 10.2 1.6 7.2 13.3
$25,000 - $34,999 82 14.4 2.0 10.4 18.3
$35,000 - $49,999 155 17.0 1.8 13.5 20.4
$50,000+ 417 17.0 0.9 15.2 18.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 686 18.4 0.8 16.8 20.0
Out of Work 28 22.5 5.2 12.4 32.7
Homemaker / Student 37 12.3 2.4 7.6 17.1
Retired 40 1.9 0.3 1.3 2.5
Unable to Work 12 4.5 1.7 1.2 7.7
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 59 3.5 0.6 2.3 4.8
1-19 Hours 22 8.7 2.4 4.0 13.4
20-39 Hours 119 15.6 1.9 11.8 19.4
40 + Hours 558 20.3 1.0 18.4 22.2
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 513 12.7 0.6 11.5 13.9
Divorced / Separated 144 15.9 1.5 13.0 18.8
Widowed 18 1.8 0.5 0.8 2.7
Never Married 128 27.7 2.7 22.3 33.1
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 109 7.8 0.9 6.0 9.5
Living without a Disability 694 16.4 0.8 14.9 17.9
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 43 17.6 2.7 12.3 22.8
Rural 105 13.0 1.5 10.0 16.0
Densely-settled Rural 121 11.5 1.3 8.9 14.2
Semi-urban 141 13.6 1.4 10.9 16.3
Urban 394 16.2 1.0 14.2 18.1
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 66 9.9 1.6 6.8 13.0
Excellent to Good 736 15.3 0.7 14.0 16.6
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 106 17.0 2.0 13.1 20.8
Insured 695 14.1 0.7 12.8 15.4
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 25 4.6 1.0 2.6 6.6
No Diabetes 779 15.4 0.7 14.1 16.7
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 188 10.3 0.9 8.6 12.0
No Hypertension 616 16.2 0.8 14.6 17.8
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 60 14.4 2.3 9.9 18.9
No Current Asthma 738 14.5 0.6 13.2 15.8
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Has arthritis 189 8.6 0.7 7.2 10.0
No arthritis 611 16.8 0.8 15.2 18.3
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 67 16.4 2.5 11.4 21.3
<14 days mental health not good 728 14.5 0.7 13.2 15.8
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 265 27.0 1.9 23.4 30.7
Non-Smoker 536 11.9 0.6 10.7 13.1
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 259 15.0 1.2 12.6 17.3
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 306 14.8 1.0 12.9 16.7
Obese (BMI >= 30) 228 15.1 1.1 12.8 17.3
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 669 16.3 0.7 14.8 17.7
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 135 9.1 1.1 6.9 11.2
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 403 16.6 1.0 14.7 18.5
Insufficient 306 14.0 1.0 12.1 15.9
No Activity 59 7.6 1.2 5.2 10.0

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.