Percentage of Adults 18 Years and Older 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 1244 15.8 0.5 14.8 16.7
GENDER
Female 477 9.5 0.5 8.5 10.5
Male 767 22.3 0.9 20.7 24.0
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 160 26.6 2.0 22.6 30.6
25-34 years 261 26.5 1.6 23.4 29.6
35-44 years 249 18.0 1.3 15.5 20.5
45-54 years 274 14.8 1.0 12.8 16.7
55-64 years 200 9.3 0.8 7.8 10.8
65+ years 100 2.9 0.3 2.3 3.5
ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic 1181 15.8 0.5 14.8 16.8
Hispanic 60 15.5 2.1 11.3 19.6
RACE
White only 1112 16.0 0.5 15.0 17.1
Black or African American only 49 15.9 2.6 10.8 21.1
Other race only 54 11.7 1.8 8.2 15.3
More than one race 26 25.9 5.0 16.1 35.8
EDUCATION
Less than high school 59 12.4 1.8 9.0 15.9
High school graduate or G.E.D 307 14.6 0.9 12.8 16.4
Some college 380 17.0 0.9 15.1 18.8
College graduate 498 16.8 0.8 15.3 18.4
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 73 13.3 1.9 9.7 17.0
$15,000 to $24,999 151 14.0 1.3 11.5 16.5
$25,000 to $34,999 114 14.8 1.6 11.8 17.9
$35,000 to $49,999 184 17.9 1.4 15.1 20.7
$50,000 or more 629 17.9 0.8 16.3 19.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 920 20.3 0.7 18.9 21.7
Out of work 76 19.0 2.4 14.2 23.8
Homemaker/Student 105 14.1 1.5 11.0 17.1
Retired 115 4.5 0.5 3.5 5.5
Unable to work 26 4.8 1.2 2.4 7.2
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 164 7.4 0.7 6.0 8.8
1 to less than 20 hours 48 10.5 1.8 6.9 14.1
20 hours to less than 40 hours 154 12.9 1.2 10.5 15.3
40 plus hours 724 22.3 0.9 20.6 24.0
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 723 13.3 0.6 12.2 14.4
Divorced/Separated 175 17.0 1.5 14.1 19.9
Widowed 47 4.9 1.1 2.8 7.0
Never married 297 25.8 1.5 22.8 28.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Not living with a disability 1052 17.7 0.6 16.5 18.9
Living with a disability 190 9.2 0.8 7.6 10.8
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 46 11.9 2.1 7.8 16.0
Rural 112 13.9 1.5 11.0 16.8
Densely-settled rural 177 13.9 1.2 11.6 16.3
Semi-Urban 183 15.9 1.2 13.4 18.3
Urban 726 17.0 0.7 15.6 18.4
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 190 17.7 1.4 14.9 20.5
Insured 1048 15.3 0.5 14.3 16.4
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 1183 16.8 0.5 15.8 17.9
Have diabetes 58 5.4 0.8 3.7 7.0
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 1160 16.0 0.5 15.0 17.0
Current asthma 73 11.2 1.5 8.2 14.2
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No arthritis 1025 18.3 0.6 17.1 19.5
Have arthritis 211 7.7 0.6 6.5 8.9
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 1109 15.8 0.5 14.7 16.8
14+ days mental health NOT good 126 16.9 1.6 13.7 20.1
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 855 12.8 0.5 11.8 13.8
Current smoker 385 28.4 1.5 25.5 31.2
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 428 16.9 0.9 15.2 18.7
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 455 17.0 0.9 15.3 18.7
Obese, BMI>=30 336 14.8 0.9 13.0 16.6
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 186 9.5 0.8 7.8 11.1
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1058 17.6 0.6 16.5 18.8
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 1099 15.9 0.5 14.9 17.0
Served on active duty 145 14.4 1.4 11.8 17.1

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.