Percentage of Adults Who Reported Heavy
Alcohol Consumption in the Past 30 Days

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 271 3.8 0.3 3.2 4.5
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 122 4.4 0.6 3.3 5.5
Female 149 3.3 0.4 2.5 4.0
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 17 7.0 1.9 3.2 10.7
25-34 years 29 3.2 0.7 2.0 4.5
35-44 years 67 5.4 0.7 4.0 6.7
45-54 years 84 4.3 0.5 3.3 5.2
55-64 years 45 2.5 0.4 1.7 3.3
65+ years 29 1.1 0.2 0.7 1.5
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 15 4.8 1.4 2.0 7.5
Non-Hispanic 256 3.8 0.3 3.1 4.5
RACE . . . . .
White Only 252 3.9 0.4 3.2 4.6
Black Only 4 1.8 1.1 0.0 4.0
Other Race Only 11 2.7 0.9 1.0 4.4
More than One Race 3 8.3 5.3 0.0 18.6
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 18 4.1 1.2 1.7 6.5
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 73 4.2 0.8 2.6 5.8
Some College 88 4.6 0.7 3.3 5.9
College Graduate 91 2.9 0.4 2.2 3.6
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 12 2.0 0.6 0.8 3.2
$15,000 - $24,999 36 4.5 1.0 2.5 6.4
$25,000 - $34,999 27 2.7 0.6 1.5 4.0
$35,000 - $49,999 51 4.8 1.2 2.4 7.2
$50,000+ 130 4.4 0.5 3.4 5.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 210 4.6 0.4 3.7 5.4
Out of Work 8 4.0 1.6 0.8 7.2
Homemaker / Student 13 3.8 1.4 1.0 6.6
Retired 32 1.3 0.3 0.8 1.8
Unable to Work 7 2.4 1.2 0.1 4.6
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 40 1.9 0.4 1.0 2.7
1-19 Hours 8 2.4 1.2 0.1 4.6
20-39 Hours 40 4.3 1.1 2.2 6.4
40 + Hours 166 4.9 0.5 3.9 6.0
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 162 3.4 0.3 2.8 4.0
Divorced / Separated 59 5.8 0.8 4.2 7.5
Widowed 19 1.5 0.4 0.8 2.3
Never Married 31 5.7 1.6 2.6 8.9
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 49 2.8 0.5 1.7 3.9
Living without a Disability 220 4.1 0.4 3.3 4.9
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 15 4.7 1.4 2.0 7.4
Rural 29 2.7 0.6 1.6 3.8
Densely-settled Rural 45 3.5 0.6 2.2 4.7
Semi-urban 48 3.6 0.7 2.3 4.9
Urban 134 4.3 0.6 3.1 5.4
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 29 3.1 0.8 1.5 4.7
Excellent to Good 241 3.9 0.4 3.2 4.7
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 39 5.7 1.2 3.4 8.0
Insured 232 3.6 0.3 2.9 4.3
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 7 0.9 0.4 0.2 1.7
No Diabetes 264 4.1 0.4 3.4 4.8
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 83 3.4 0.5 2.4 4.3
No Hypertension 188 4.0 0.4 3.2 4.9
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 24 5.4 1.3 2.8 8.1
No Current Asthma 246 3.6 0.3 3.0 4.3
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Has arthritis 84 3.0 0.4 2.3 3.7
No arthritis 183 3.9 0.4 3.2 4.7
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 29 6.0 1.5 3.1 8.9
<14 days mental health not good 239 3.7 0.3 3.0 4.3
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 123 10.8 1.4 8.0 13.5
Non-Smoker 148 2.4 0.3 1.9 2.9
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 112 5.0 0.8 3.5 6.5
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 90 3.4 0.4 2.6 4.2
Obese (BMI >= 30) 65 3.3 0.5 2.3 4.3
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 211 3.9 0.4 3.2 4.6
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 60 3.5 0.8 1.9 5.2
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 126 4.0 0.5 3.1 4.9
Insufficient 96 3.4 0.5 2.5 4.3
No Activity 32 3.4 0.8 1.7 5.0

Numerator: Male respondents who reported consuming an average of more
than two drinks per day and female respondents who reported consuming
an average of more than one drink per day during the past 30 days.
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.