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

Response Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 294 4.1 0.3 3.4 4.8
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 133 4.8 0.6 3.7 6.0
Female 161 3.4 0.4 2.7 4.1
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 16 7.5 1.9 3.8 11.3
25-34 years 28 3.2 0.7 1.9 4.4
35-44 years 56 4.7 0.7 3.4 6.1
45-54 years 99 5.1 0.5 4.0 6.1
55-64 years 48 2.6 0.4 1.8 3.3
65+ years 47 1.8 0.3 1.3 2.3
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 16 5.2 1.7 1.9 8.4
Non-Hispanic 278 4.0 0.3 3.3 4.7
RACE . . . . .
White Only 263 4.0 0.3 3.3 4.7
Black Only 5 0.9 0.4 0.1 1.8
Other Race Only 14 4.3 1.6 1.1 7.5
More than One Race 10 12.2 5.0 2.4 22.0
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 8 3.2 1.4 0.4 6.0
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 97 5.1 0.7 3.7 6.4
Some College 85 4.2 0.7 2.8 5.5
College Graduate 104 3.4 0.5 2.5 4.4
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 13 4.4 2.1 0.3 8.5
$15,000 - $24,999 27 3.4 1.0 1.5 5.3
$25,000 - $34,999 30 3.7 0.8 2.0 5.3
$35,000 - $49,999 53 4.8 1.0 2.9 6.7
$50,000+ 148 4.4 0.5 3.4 5.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 213 4.9 0.5 4.0 5.8
Out of Work 10 9.0 3.6 1.9 16.1
Homemaker / Student 17 1.6 0.4 0.8 2.5
Retired 42 1.8 0.3 1.2 2.3
Unable to Work 12 3.9 1.5 0.8 6.9
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 47 1.7 0.3 1.1 2.2
1-19 Hours 9 1.7 0.6 0.6 2.9
20-39 Hours 45 5.0 1.1 2.7 7.2
40 + Hours 169 4.9 0.5 3.9 5.9
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 172 3.2 0.3 2.7 3.8
Divorced / Separated 59 5.7 1.1 3.5 7.9
Widowed 17 1.4 0.3 0.7 2.0
Never Married 46 8.2 1.7 4.9 11.5
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 62 3.4 0.6 2.2 4.5
Living without a Disability 231 4.3 0.4 3.5 5.1
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 15 3.9 1.1 1.8 6.1
Rural 33 4.8 1.1 2.7 7.0
Densely-settled Rural 36 2.8 0.7 1.5 4.1
Semi-urban 45 4.0 0.8 2.3 5.6
Urban 165 4.4 0.5 3.4 5.4
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 35 6.2 1.4 3.5 8.9
Insured 259 3.8 0.3 3.2 4.5
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 9 1.2 0.6 0.1 2.4
No Diabetes 285 4.4 0.4 3.6 5.1
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 24 4.2 1.2 1.8 6.5
No Current Asthma 268 4.1 0.4 3.4 4.8
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 34 3.5 0.9 1.8 5.3
Excellent to Good 259 4.2 0.4 3.5 4.9
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 50 9.4 2.1 5.4 13.4
<14 days mental health not good 240 3.6 0.3 2.9 4.2
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 113 10.9 1.5 8.1 13.8
Non-Smoker 181 2.6 0.3 2.1 3.2
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 106 4.3 0.6 3.2 5.4
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 127 4.3 0.5 3.4 5.3
Obese (BMI >= 30) 58 4.1 0.8 2.4 5.7
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 221 4.2 0.4 3.4 5.0
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 73 3.8 0.6 2.5 5.0
HYPERTENSION STATUS* . . . . .
Hypertension 46 3.5 0.7 2.1 4.8
No Hypertension 95 3.7 0.5 2.7 4.7
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY* . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 70 4.3 .07 2.9 5.8
Insufficient 56 3.0 0.5 2.1 3.9
No Activity 8 1.4 0.7 0.0 2.8

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.
 
*Please Note: Prevalence of adult who reported heavy drinking in the past 30 days among categories of Hypertension Status and Recommended Level of Physical Activity is based on responses from all respondents on Questionnaire Split A, excluding unknowns and refusals.