Percentage of Adults Who Have Gambled in Past 12 Months

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 6848 38.4 0.5 37.4 39.4
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 3045 43.1 0.8 41.5 44.6
Female 3803 34.0 0.6 32.8 35.2
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 151 31.5 2.3 26.9 36.1
25-34 years 574 39.3 1.4 36.6 42.1
35-44 years 987 41.2 1.1 39.1 43.4
45-54 years 1672 44.1 0.9 42.4 45.9
55-64 years 1737 43.2 0.9 41.5 44.9
65+ years 1727 29.6 0.6 28.3 30.8
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 248 30.0 2.2 25.8 34.3
Non-Hispanic 6591 38.9 0.5 37.9 39.9
RACE . . . . .
White Only 6196 39.3 0.5 38.2 40.3
Black Only 250 35.1 2.6 30.1 40.2
Other Race Only 253 27.1 2.0 23.2 30.9
More than One Race 129 44.0 4.2 35.7 52.3
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 297 27.2 2.0 23.2 31.2
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 2057 37.0 1.0 35.2 38.9
Some College 2207 42.6 1.0 40.7 44.5
College Graduate 2283 38.0 0.8 36.5 39.5
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 311 28.2 2.2 24.0 32.4
$15,000 - $24,999 800 29.5 1.2 27.1 32.0
$25,000 - $34,999 812 38.3 1.5 35.3 41.3
$35,000 - $49,999 1119 39.3 1.2 36.9 41.7
$50,000+ 3222 44.9 0.7 43.4 46.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 4269 42.8 0.7 41.6 44.1
Out of Work 322 41.1 2.6 36.0 46.1
Homemaker / Student 309 22.4 1.7 19.1 25.7
Retired 1650 32.5 0.7 31.1 33.9
Unable to Work 283 33.2 2.1 29.1 37.3
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 1615 27.6 0.8 26.0 29.3
1-19 Hours 340 29.7 2.3 25.3 34.2
20-39 Hours 798 37.1 1.5 34.1 40.1
40 + Hours 3403 45.0 0.7 43.5 46.4
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 4480 40.3 0.6 39.2 41.4
Divorced / Separated 1039 41.3 1.3 38.7 43.8
Widowed 721 27.9 1.0 25.9 29.9
Never Married 590 32.8 1.8 29.3 36.3
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 1587 35.6 1.0 33.7 37.5
Living without a Disability 5248 39.2 0.6 38.0 40.3
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 232 37.1 2.4 32.5 41.8
Rural 789 36.4 1.5 33.5 39.2
Densely-settled Rural 1050 38.2 1.3 35.6 40.8
Semi-urban 1245 36.4 1.2 34.0 38.7
Urban 3529 39.9 0.7 38.5 41.2
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 553 35.2 1.8 31.7 38.7
Insured 6286 38.9 0.5 37.9 39.9
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 808 38.0 1.3 35.4 40.6
No Diabetes 6040 38.5 0.5 37.4 39.5
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 2650 39.8 0.8 38.3 41.3
No Hypertension 4187 37.9 0.6 36.6 39.1
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 481 35.2 1.9 31.4 39.0
No Current Asthma 6329 38.7 0.5 37.7 39.7
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Arthritis 2204 38.5 0.8 37.0 40.1
No Arthritis 4631 38.4 0.6 37.2 39.6
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 920 33.3 1.2 31.0 35.7
Excellent to Good 5921 39.1 0.5 38.1 40.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 581 39.9 1.8 36.3 43.5
<14 days mental health not good 6206 38.4 0.5 37.3 39.4
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 1416 48.7 1.4 46.1 51.4
Non-Smoker 5417 36.2 0.5 35.2 37.2
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 1924 32.8 0.9 31.1 34.5
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 2436 40.1 0.8 38.4 41.7
Obese (BMI >= 30) 2235 44.1 0.9 42.3 45.9
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 5186 39.1 0.6 38.0 40.3
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 1657 35.9 1.0 34.0 37.8
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 3023 39.1 0.8 37.5 40.6
Insufficient 2782 39.8 0.8 38.3 41.4
No Activity 868 32.8 1.2 30.4 35.1

Numerator: Respondents reporting they had played the lottery, bingo, card games,
slot machines, or any other games for money or something else of value in the last 12 months..
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.