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 2583 15.4 0.3 14.7 16.0
GENDER
Female 947 9.3 0.3 8.6 10.0
Male 1636 21.7 0.5 20.6 22.8
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 341 24.6 1.3 22.1 27.1
25-34 years 576 25.1 1.0 23.1 27.1
35-44 years 462 17.9 0.9 16.2 19.6
45-54 years 539 15.0 0.7 13.6 16.4
55-64 years 442 9.7 0.5 8.7 10.7
65+ years 223 3.0 0.2 2.6 3.5
ETHNICITY
Non-hispanic 2402 15.2 0.3 14.5 15.9
Hispanic 171 17.2 1.3 14.6 19.8
RACE
White only 2302 15.6 0.3 15.0 16.3
Black or African American only 81 12.6 1.6 9.4 15.8
Other race only 125 13.9 1.4 11.2 16.6
More than one race 51 17.6 2.5 12.6 22.5
EDUCATION
Less than high school 148 13.8 1.2 11.5 16.2
High school graduate or G.E.D 677 14.4 0.6 13.2 15.6
Some college 811 16.6 0.6 15.4 17.8
College graduate 947 15.4 0.5 14.4 16.4
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 161 12.3 1.1 10.2 14.5
$15,000 to $24,999 348 14.8 0.9 13.1 16.5
$25,000 to $34,999 254 15.0 1.0 13.1 17.0
$35,000 to $49,999 370 17.2 1.0 15.3 19.1
$50,000 or more 1243 17.2 0.5 16.2 18.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 1912 19.5 0.5 18.6 20.4
Out of work 162 17.0 1.4 14.1 19.8
Homemaker/Student 166 12.4 1.0 10.4 14.4
Retired 251 4.2 0.3 3.6 4.8
Unable to work 82 7.5 1.0 5.5 9.4
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 300 5.9 0.4 5.1 6.8
1 to less than 20 hours 110 12.0 1.3 9.4 14.5
20 hours to less than 40 hours 383 17.7 1.0 15.8 19.6
40 plus hours 1478 20.6 0.5 19.5 21.6
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 1437 13.4 0.4 12.6 14.1
Divorced/Separated 426 15.7 0.8 14.1 17.4
Widowed 83 3.7 0.5 2.7 4.7
Never married 635 24.8 1.0 22.9 26.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Not living with a disability 2143 16.7 0.4 15.9 17.5
Living with a disability 430 10.5 0.6 9.3 11.6
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 125 12.7 1.2 10.4 15.1
Rural 236 13.7 1.0 11.8 15.6
Densely-settled rural 444 16.1 0.8 14.5 17.7
Semi-Urban 379 14.6 0.8 13.0 16.1
Urban 1399 15.9 0.5 15.0 16.8
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 413 17.9 1.0 16.0 19.8
Insured 2164 14.9 0.3 14.2 15.5
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 2464 16.4 0.4 15.7 17.1
Have diabetes 119 6.2 0.6 4.9 7.5
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 2374 15.6 0.3 14.9 16.3
Current asthma 185 12.3 1.1 10.2 14.4
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No 2086 17.4 0.4 16.6 18.2
Yes 484 9.0 0.5 8.1 9.9
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 2281 15.2 0.3 14.5 15.9
14+ days mental health NOT good 282 17.7 1.1 15.5 19.9
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 1763 12.6 0.3 12.0 13.2
Current smoker 812 26.6 1.0 24.7 28.5
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 858 16.1 0.6 15.0 17.3
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 952 16.9 0.6 15.8 18.0
Obese, BMI>=30 705 14.2 0.6 13.0 15.3
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
No 557 12.9 0.6 11.7 14.1
Yes 1940 16.2 0.4 15.4 17.0
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 2257 15.5 0.4 14.8 16.2
Served on active duty 326 14.6 0.9 12.8 16.3

Numerator: 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.