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

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 269 3.8 0.3 3.2 4.4
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 118 3.9 0.5 3.0 4.8
Female 151 3.7 0.4 2.9 4.5
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 14 6.3 1.8 2.9 9.8
25-34 years 25 3.6 0.8 2.0 5.2
35-44 years 43 4.2 0.7 2.9 5.6
45-54 years 68 3.9 0.5 2.9 5.0
55-64 years 71 3.8 0.5 2.8 4.7
65+ years 48 1.9 0.3 1.3 2.4
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 4 1.5 0.8 0.0 3.1
Non-Hispanic 265 3.9 0.3 3.3 4.6
RACE . . . . .
White Only 255 4.0 0.3 3.4 4.6
Black Only 4 1.5 1.2 0.0 3.8
Other Race Only 7 1.8 0.7 0.3 3.3
More than One Race 3 5.6 3.6 0.0 12.6
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 12 2.4 0.8 0.9 4.0
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 86 4.5 0.6 3.3 5.7
Some College 81 4.1 0.6 2.9 5.3
College Graduate 90 3.3 0.5 2.4 4.2
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 15 2.3 0.8 0.6 4.0
$15,000 - $24,999 40 4.9 1.0 2.9 6.8
$25,000 - $34,999 19 2.4 0.6 1.2 3.7
$35,000 - $49,999 36 3.5 0.8 1.9 5.1
$50,000+ 141 4.4 0.5 3.4 5.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 181 4.5 0.4 3.7 5.4
Out of Work 16 3.7 1.2 1.4 6.1
Homemaker / Student 18 3.3 1.0 1.3 5.4
Retired 46 1.9 0.3 1.3 2.5
Unable to Work 8 1.8 0.7 0.4 3.2
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 47 2.0 0.4 1.2 2.9
1-19 Hours 16 2.9 0.8 1.4 4.4
20-39 Hours 51 6.6 1.2 4.2 9.0
40 + Hours 127 4.1 0.4 3.2 4.9
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 173 3.3 0.3 2.8 3.9
Divorced / Separated 47 5.9 1.2 3.6 8.2
Widowed 20 1.4 0.3 0.8 2.0
Never Married 29 5.5 1.3 3.0 8.0
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 8 2.5 1.0 0.6 4.4
Rural 30 2.8 0.6 1.6 4.0
Densely-settled Rural 31 2.8 0.7 1.5 4.1
Semi-urban 47 3.6 0.7 2.2 5.0
Urban 153 4.5 0.5 3.6 5.4
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 48 2.4 0.5 1.5 3.3
Living without a Disability 221 4.2 0.4 3.5 4.9
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 34 5.2 1.1 3.1 7.4
Insured 235 3.6 0.3 3.0 4.2
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 13 1.2 0.4 0.4 2.0
No Diabetes 256 4.0 0.3 3.4 4.7
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 17 3.3 1.1 1.3 5.4
No Current Asthma 250 3.8 0.3 3.2 4.5
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 31 2.8 0.6 1.6 4.1
Excellent to Good 238 3.9 0.3 3.3 4.6
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 24 4.4 1.3 1.9 7.0
<14 days mental health not good 242 3.7 0.3 3.1 4.4
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 96 9.3 1.2 6.9 11.7
Non-Smoker 173 2.7 0.3 2.2 3.2
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 103 4.7 0.7 3.4 6.0
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 105 3.8 0.5 2.9 4.7
Obese (BMI >= 30) 55 3.0 0.5 2.1 3.9
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 203 4.0 0.4 3.3 4.8
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 66 3.0 0.5 2.2 3.9
ARTHRITIS STATUS* . . . . .
Arthritis 29 2.3 0.5 1.3 3.3
No Arthritis 81 3.7 0.5 2.7 4.8

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 adults who reported heavy alcohol consumption in the past 30 days among categories of Arthritis Status
is based on responses from all respondents on Questionniare Split B, excluding unknowns and refusals.