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 2281 17.0 0.4 16.2 17.8
GENDER
Male 1372 23.1 0.7 21.8 24.3
Female 909 11.2 0.4 10.4 12.1
AGE GROUP
18-24 Years 264 28.3 1.7 25.0 31.6
25-34 Years 489 28.0 1.2 25.7 30.4
35-44 Years 432 19.5 0.9 17.6 21.4
45-54 Years 559 16.4 0.7 15.0 17.8
55-64 Years 378 9.2 0.5 8.1 10.2
65+ Years 159 3.1 0.3 2.5 3.6
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 141 21.2 1.8 17.6 24.7
Non-Hispanic 2136 16.6 0.4 15.9 17.4
RACE
White Only 2036 16.8 0.4 16.0 17.6
Black or AA only 56 12.7 2.0 8.8 16.6
Other Race Only 132 19.8 1.8 16.3 23.3
More than one race 41 21.3 3.7 14.1 28.6
EDUCATION
Less than high school 116 14.7 1.5 11.8 17.5
High school graduate or G.E.D. 603 16.5 0.7 15.0 17.9
Some college 730 18.5 0.7 17.1 19.9
College graduate 832 16.7 0.6 15.5 17.9
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 132 14.6 1.5 11.8 17.5
$15,000 - $24,999 278 15.3 1.0 13.3 17.3
$25,000 - $34,999 206 15.5 1.2 13.2 17.8
$35,000 - $49,999 326 17.5 1.0 15.5 19.6
$50,000+ 1120 19.5 0.6 18.3 20.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages or Self-employed 1688 21.1 0.5 20.1 22.2
Out of work 160 21.7 1.9 18.0 25.4
Homemaker or Student 181 16.2 1.3 13.6 18.8
Retired 203 4.5 0.4 3.8 5.2
Unable to work 46 5.2 1.0 3.3 7.0
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 300 7.8 0.5 6.8 8.9
1-19 hours 82 10.1 1.3 7.5 12.7
20-39 hours 279 17.4 1.2 15.1 19.7
40+ hours 1378 22.9 0.6 21.7 24.1
MARITAL STATUS
Married or member of an unmarried couple 1380 15.2 0.4 14.3 16.0
Divorced or seperated 347 16.5 1.0 14.5 18.4
Widowed 81 4.1 0.5 3.0 5.1
Never married 469 27.0 1.3 24.6 29.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 416 10.2 0.6 9.0 11.3
Living without a disability 1863 19.2 0.5 18.3 20.2
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 92 12.0 1.4 9.3 14.7
Rural 221 14.4 1.0 12.4 16.4
Densely-settled Rural 377 16.4 0.9 14.6 18.2
Semi-urban 328 16.5 1.0 14.6 18.4
Urban 1263 18.3 0.6 17.1 19.4
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 1944 16.5 0.4 15.7 17.3
Uninsured 335 19.9 1.1 17.6 22.1
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 111 5.5 0.6 4.3 6.7
No diabetes 2167 18.2 0.4 17.4 19.0
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current asthma 161 15.2 1.3 12.6 17.8
No current asthma 2110 17.2 0.4 16.4 18.0
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Have arthritis 379 8.6 0.5 7.6 9.6
No arthritis 1886 19.5 0.5 18.6 20.5
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS
Fair or poor health 194 8.6 0.8 7.2 10.1
Excellent, very good or good health 2083 18.5 0.4 17.6 19.3
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health not good 244 19.1 1.3 16.5 21.7
<14 days mental health not good 2015 16.8 0.4 16.0 17.6
SMOKING STATUS
Current smoker 727 28.8 1.1 26.7 30.9
Non-smoker 1545 13.7 0.4 12.9 14.5
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight (BMI<25) 724 17.7 0.7 16.3 19.2
Overweight (25<=BMI<30) 875 18.6 0.7 17.3 19.9
Obese (BMI>=30) 622 15.9 0.7 14.5 17.2
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1763 18.1 0.5 17.2 19.0
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 517 14.0 0.7 12.6 15.3
AEROBIC AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE (4 LEVEL)
Met Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 461 23.4 1.1 21.1 25.6
Met Aerobic Guidelines Only 704 16.8 0.7 15.5 18.2
Met Strengthening Guidelines Only 195 22.4 1.7 19.1 25.7
Did not meet Either Aerobic or Strengthening Guideline 864 14.0 0.5 12.9 15.0
AEROBIC AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE (2 LEVEL)
Met Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 461 23.4 1.1 21.1 25.6
Did Not Meet Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 1763 15.8 0.4 15.0 16.6
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 243 12.8 0.9 11.0 14.5
Not served on active duty 2037 17.5 0.4 16.7 18.4

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.