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 805 15.1 0.6 13.8 16.3
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 486 21.4 1.1 19.3 23.6
Female 319 9.0 0.6 7.8 10.2
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 53 27.8 3.6 20.8 34.9
25-34 years 134 22.0 1.9 18.4 25.7
35-44 years 185 19.2 1.4 16.4 22.0
45-54 years 220 14.7 1.0 12.6 16.7
55-64 years 152 8.3 0.7 6.9 9.7
65+ years 61 2.1 0.3 1.5 2.7
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 41 20.8 3.6 13.7 27.9
Non-Hispanic 764 14.7 0.6 13.5 16.0
RACE . . . . .
White Only 721 15.0 0.7 13.7 16.4
Black Only 25 10.0 2.8 4.4 15.5
Other Race Only 47 18.3 3.2 12.0 24.5
More than One Race 9 15.0 5.5 4.4 25.7
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 38 13.0 2.4 8.2 17.8
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 220 14.3 1.2 12.0 16.6
Some College 236 16.6 1.3 14.0 19.2
College Graduate 311 14.9 1.0 13.0 16.8
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 29 10.5 3.0 4.6 16.4
$15,000 - $24,999 83 15.5 2.2 11.2 19.8
$25,000 - $34,999 76 13.1 2.0 9.3 17.0
$35,000 - $49,999 121 13.2 1.4 10.4 16.0
$50,000+ 444 17.9 0.9 16.1 19.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 606 18.4 0.9 16.7 20.1
Out of Work 47 20.4 3.5 13.7 27.2
Homemaker / Student 55 14.2 2.3 9.8 18.6
Retired 70 3.0 0.5 2.0 3.9
Unable to Work 25 7.5 2.4 2.8 12.3
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 93 6.4 1.0 4.4 8.4
1-19 Hours 30 7.2 1.7 3.9 10.5
20-39 Hours 128 18.2 2.0 14.4 22.1
40 + Hours 469 19.1 1.0 17.2 21.1
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 528 14.0 0.7 12.7 15.3
Divorced / Separated 137 16.0 1.7 12.7 19.3
Widowed 35 3.4 0.7 2.0 4.8
Never Married 105 24.3 2.6 19.2 29.4
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 31 15.8 3.3 9.4 22.2
Rural 105 12.7 1.6 9.6 15.7
Densely-settled Rural 97 13.8 1.6 10.6 17.0
Semi-urban 126 11.8 1.4 9.1 14.6
Urban 446 17.2 1.0 15.3 19.0
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 143 8.2 0.9 6.5 10.0
Living without a Disability 661 17.1 0.8 15.6 18.7
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 108 21.5 2.4 16.8 26.1
Insured 697 14.2 0.7 12.9 15.5
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 35 4.6 1.0 2.6 6.6
No Diabetes 770 16.1 0.7 14.7 17.4
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 63 17.1 2.7 11.8 22.5
No Current Asthma 735 14.9 0.7 13.6 16.2
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 82 9.3 1.4 6.5 12.0
Excellent to Good 722 16.0 0.7 14.6 17.4
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 79 17.4 2.6 12.4 22.5
<14 days mental health not good 719 14.9 0.7 13.6 16.2
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 239 24.6 1.8 21.1 28.1
Non-Smoker 564 13.2 0.7 11.9 14.5
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 249 15.0 1.2 12.6 17.3
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 289 15.7 1.1 13.6 17.9
Obese (BMI >= 30) 242 14.9 1.1 12.8 17.1
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 634 16.4 0.8 14.9 18.0
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 170 10.8 1.0 8.8 12.8
ARTHRITIS STATUS* . . . . .
Arthritis 83 8.4 1.1 6.3 10.4
No Arthritis 299 15.9 1.0 13.9 17.9

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.
 
*Please Note: Prevalence of adults who are binge drinkers among categories of Arthritis Status
is based on responses from all respondents on Questionniare Split B, excluding unknowns and refusals.