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)

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1847 14.5 0.4 13.7 15.3
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 1093 19.9 0.7 18.6 21.3
Female 754 9.3 0.4 8.5 10.2
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 116 22.8 2.0 18.8 26.9
25-34 years 325 22.7 1.2 20.3 25.1
35-44 years 419 18.1 0.9 16.4 19.9
45-54 years 506 13.5 0.6 12.3 14.7
55-64 years 356 9.1 0.5 8.1 10.1
65+ years 125 2.2 0.2 1.8 2.6
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 95 15.6 1.9 12.0 19.3
Non-Hispanic 1749 14.4 0.4 13.6 15.3
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1682 14.8 0.4 14.0 15.7
Black Only 46 10.7 2.0 6.8 14.6
Other Race Only 80 12.6 1.7 9.2 15.9
More than One Race 34 14.7 3.4 8.1 21.4
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 98 12.1 1.5 9.3 15.0
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 504 13.9 0.8 12.3 15.4
Some College 547 16.0 0.9 14.3 17.7
College Graduate 698 14.3 0.6 13.1 15.4
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 76 12.4 2.0 8.5 16.4
$15,000 - $24,999 165 10.2 1.0 8.2 12.2
$25,000 - $34,999 156 10.7 1.1 8.5 12.8
$35,000 - $49,999 297 14.3 1.0 12.3 16.3
$50,000+ 1042 18.3 0.7 17.0 19.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1452 18.7 0.6 17.6 19.8
Out of Work 105 15.4 2.0 11.5 19.4
Homemaker / Student 96 10.0 1.3 7.4 12.5
Retired 159 3.3 0.3 2.7 3.8
Unable to Work 33 5.1 1.4 2.3 7.9
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 189 5.3 0.6 4.2 6.5
1-19 Hours 72 9.4 1.5 6.4 12.4
20-39 Hours 207 14.6 1.3 12.1 17.1
40 + Hours 1218 19.9 0.6 18.6 21.1
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1227 13.7 0.4 12.9 14.5
Divorced / Separated 301 14.6 1.1 12.4 16.8
Widowed 53 2.0 0.3 1.4 2.6
Never Married 266 22.6 1.6 19.4 25.8
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 282 8.9 0.7 7.5 10.3
Living without a Disability 1558 16.0 0.5 15.0 16.9
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 49 9.1 1.5 6.3 12.0
Rural 232 15.5 1.3 13.0 18.0
Densely-settled Rural 273 14.3 1.1 12.2 16.4
Semi-urban 324 13.6 1.0 11.7 15.5
Urban 967 15.1 0.6 14.0 16.3
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 191 15.3 1.4 12.5 18.1
Insured 1653 14.4 0.4 13.6 15.2
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 74 5.3 0.8 3.8 6.8
No Diabetes 1773 15.4 0.4 14.5 16.3
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 518 10.3 0.6 9.2 11.4
No Hypertension 1328 16.2 0.5 15.2 17.3
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 145 17.2 1.8 13.7 20.8
No Current Asthma 1689 14.3 0.4 13.4 15.1
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Arthritis 363 7.9 0.5 6.9 8.8
No Arthritis 1468 16.7 0.5 15.7 17.7
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 153 8.4 0.9 6.6 10.1
Excellent to Good 1693 15.4 0.5 14.5 16.3
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 187 17.0 1.6 13.9 20.1
<14 days mental health not good 1642 14.3 0.4 13.5 15.2
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 561 26.0 1.3 23.5 28.6
Non-Smoker 1282 12.0 0.4 11.3 12.8
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 567 13.6 0.7 12.1 15.0
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 757 17.9 0.8 16.4 19.4
Obese (BMI >= 30) 478 12.4 0.7 11.1 13.7
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1483 15.6 0.5 14.6 16.5
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 364 11.1 0.7 9.6 12.5
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 899 16.7 0.7 15.4 18.1
Insufficient 706 13.7 0.6 12.5 14.9
No Activity 164 9.1 1.0 7.3 11.0

Numerator: Respondents 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.
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.