Percentage of Adults Who are Binge Drinkers
(males having five or more drinks on one occasion in the past 30 days or
females having four or more drinks on one occasion in the past 30 days)

Response Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 826 13.8 0.6 12.6 14.9
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 501 19.6 1.0 17.6 21.6
Female 325 8.2 0.6 7.1 9.4
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 45 19.9 2.9 14.3 25.5
25-34 years 163 23.1 1.7 19.7 26.5
35-44 years 216 18.2 1.2 15.8 20.6
45-54 years 211 12.4 0.9 10.7 14.1
55-64 years 126 6.8 0.6 5.6 8.0
65+ years 65 2.6 0.3 1.9 3.3
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 35 12.5 2.5 7.6 17.4
Non-Hispanic 791 13.9 0.6 12.7 15.1
RACE . . . . .
White Only 742 13.6 0.6 12.4 14.8
Black Only 27 14.8 3.2 8.5 21.0
Other Race Only 42 13.1 2.4 8.3 17.8
More than One Race 14 23.4 7.6 8.5 38.3
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 27 7.8 1.9 4.1 11.5
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 246 13.7 1.1 11.7 15.8
Some College 245 14.6 1.2 12.2 16.9
College Graduate 308 14.3 1.0 12.4 16.2
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 32 10.6 2.7 5.3 16.0
$15,000 - $24,999 64 10.3 1.7 6.9 13.6
$25,000 - $34,999 70 9.8 1.4 7.0 12.6
$35,000 - $49,999 146 15.2 1.5 12.3 18.1
$50,000+ 473 17.1 0.9 15.3 18.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 664 17.0 0.8 15.4 18.5
Out of Work 25 22.6 5.0 12.8 32.3
Homemaker / Student 52 10.3 1.8 6.8 13.9
Retired 64 2.9 0.4 2.2 3.7
Unable to Work 21 8.7 2.3 4.2 13.2
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 83 4.6 0.7 3.2 6.1
1-19 Hours 25 6.0 1.4 3.4 8.7
20-39 Hours 98 12.1 1.7 8.7 15.5
40 + Hours 567 18.9 0.9 17.1 20.7
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 537 12.6 0.6 11.5 13.7
Divorced / Separated 157 18.4 1.9 14.8 22.0
Widowed 25 1.9 0.4 1.2 2.7
Never Married 106 21.2 2.5 16.3 26.2
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 155 9.0 0.8 7.3 10.6
Living without a Disability 670 15.2 0.7 13.8 16.6
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 38 11.7 2.1 7.6 15.9
Rural 99 13.0 1.5 10.1 16.0
Densely-settled Rural 114 12.4 1.5 9.5 15.4
Semi-urban 149 13.5 1.4 10.9 16.2
Urban 424 14.6 0.9 12.9 16.4
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 82 15.4 2.2 11.1 19.6
Insured 744 13.6 0.6 12.4 14.8
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 31 3.8 0.8 2.3 5.3
No Diabetes 794 14.7 0.6 13.4 15.9
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 66 13.5 2.0 9.7 17.4
No Current Asthma 755 13.8 0.6 12.6 15.0
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 75 7.4 1.1 5.3 9.5
Excellent to Good 751 14.8 0.7 13.5 16.1
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 79 17.5 2.5 12.5 22.5
<14 days mental health not good 742 13.5 0.6 12.3 14.7
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 273 26.6 1.9 23.0 30.3
Non-Smoker 553 11.1 0.6 10.0 12.2
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 251 12.5 1.0 10.6 14.5
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 342 15.8 1.0 13.8 17.8
Obese (BMI >= 30) 218 13.5 1.1 11.3 15.7
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 637 14.6 0.7 13.2 16.0
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 189 11.4 1.0 9.4 13.4
HYPERTENSION STATUS* . . . . .
Hypertension 124 11.2 1.3 8.6 13.8
No Hypertension 294 15.3 1.1 13.2 17.4
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY* . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 197 15.0 1.3 12.4 17.6
Insufficient 167 14.5 1.4 11.7 17.3
No Activity 36 8.0 1.6 4.8 11.2

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.
 
*Please note: Prevalence of Percentage of Adults Who are Binge Drinkers amoung categories of Hypertension Status and Recommended Level of Physical Activity is based on responses from all respondents on Qustionnaire Split A, excluding unknowns and refusals.