Percentage of Women Ages 18 to 44 (Child Bearing Age) Who
Reported Consuming Four or More Alcoholic Drinks on an
Occasion in the Past 30 Days (Binge Drinking)

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 488 14.1 0.7 12.7 15.4
ETHNICITY
Non-hispanic 452 14.9 0.8 13.5 16.4
Hispanic 34 8.8 1.6 5.6 12.0
RACE
White only 427 15.1 0.8 13.5 16.6
Black or African American only 20 12.3 3.1 6.1 18.4
Other race only 20 7.5 1.9 3.8 11.2
More than one race 14 16.5 4.3 7.9 25.0
EDUCATION
Less than high school 24 9.6 2.0 5.6 13.6
High school graduate or G.E.D 87 12.2 1.4 9.4 15.0
Some college 167 15.3 1.2 12.9 17.7
College graduate 210 15.8 1.1 13.6 18.0
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 40 12.9 2.2 8.5 17.2
$15,000 to $24,999 79 15.0 1.8 11.5 18.5
$25,000 to $34,999 52 15.7 2.2 11.3 20.1
$35,000 to $49,999 57 13.9 2.0 10.0 17.8
$50,000 or more 221 16.1 1.1 13.9 18.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 372 16.2 0.9 14.5 17.9
Out of work 33 13.5 2.4 8.8 18.2
Homemaker/Student 76 10.5 1.3 7.8 13.1
Retired 0 . . . .
Unable to work 6 4.9 2.4 0.2 9.6
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 47 8.3 1.4 5.5 11.1
1 to less than 20 hours 29 12.6 2.5 7.8 17.5
20 hours to less than 40 hours 126 17.9 1.7 14.6 21.1
40 plus hours 234 16.1 1.1 13.9 18.2
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 243 11.3 0.8 9.8 12.8
Divorced/Separated 75 16.5 2.0 12.6 20.4
Widowed 1 8.6 8.2 0.0 24.7
Never married 168 17.9 1.5 15.0 20.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Not living with a disability 424 14.3 0.8 12.9 15.8
Living with a disability 61 12.6 1.7 9.2 15.9
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 14 9.6 2.7 4.3 14.8
Rural 34 9.8 1.8 6.4 13.3
Densely-settled rural 76 12.3 1.6 9.1 15.4
Semi-Urban 84 13.1 1.5 10.1 16.0
Urban 280 15.7 1.0 13.7 17.6
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 90 11.1 1.3 8.5 13.7
Insured 395 15.0 0.8 13.4 16.6
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 479 14.4 0.7 13.0 15.8
Have diabetes 9 6.4 2.4 1.8 11.0
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 425 14.2 0.7 12.7 15.7
Current asthma 55 11.6 1.7 8.3 14.9
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No 436 14.2 0.7 12.8 15.7
Yes 50 12.4 1.9 8.6 16.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 405 13.6 0.7 12.2 15.1
14+ days mental health NOT good 76 16.8 2.0 12.8 20.7
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 327 11.6 0.7 10.2 13.0
Current smoker 160 23.5 1.9 19.8 27.2
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 230 16.8 1.2 14.5 19.1
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 118 15.6 1.5 12.6 18.5
Obese, BMI>=30 123 12.5 1.2 10.1 14.9
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
No 96 12.6 1.4 9.9 15.3
Yes 374 14.6 0.8 13.0 16.2
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 480 14.1 0.7 12.7 15.5
Served on active duty 8 13.0 4.6 4.0 22.1

Numerator: Female respondents ages 18-44 who reported consuming four or more
alcoholic drinks on an occasion in the past 30 days.
 
Denominator: All female respondents ages 18-44, excluding unknowns and refusals.