Percentage of Adults 18 Years and Older 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 916 4.6 0.2 4.2 4.9
GENDER
Female 420 3.4 0.2 3.0 3.8
Male 496 5.8 0.3 5.2 6.4
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 78 5.9 0.7 4.5 7.3
25-34 years 126 5.5 0.5 4.4 6.5
35-44 years 122 4.4 0.4 3.5 5.3
45-54 years 226 5.8 0.4 5.0 6.7
55-64 years 188 4.0 0.3 3.4 4.7
65+ years 176 2.2 0.2 1.8 2.5
ETHNICITY
Non-hispanic 868 4.6 0.2 4.2 5.0
Hispanic 45 4.0 0.7 2.7 5.3
RACE
White only 840 4.9 0.2 4.5 5.3
Black or African American only 19 2.4 0.6 1.2 3.7
Other race only 38 3.0 0.6 1.9 4.2
More than one race 14 4.1 1.2 1.7 6.5
EDUCATION
Less than high school 52 3.9 0.6 2.8 5.1
High school graduate or G.E.D 280 5.2 0.4 4.4 5.9
Some college 275 4.8 0.3 4.2 5.5
College graduate 309 3.9 0.3 3.4 4.4
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 56 3.7 0.7 2.4 5.0
$15,000 to $24,999 139 4.6 0.5 3.7 5.5
$25,000 to $34,999 102 4.8 0.6 3.7 5.9
$35,000 to $49,999 119 4.6 0.5 3.6 5.6
$50,000 or more 417 5.0 0.3 4.4 5.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 597 5.4 0.3 4.9 5.9
Out of work 59 5.8 0.9 4.1 7.6
Homemaker/Student 52 3.1 0.5 2.0 4.1
Retired 174 2.8 0.2 2.4 3.3
Unable to work 31 2.4 0.5 1.4 3.4
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 179 2.6 0.3 2.1 3.1
1 to less than 20 hours 49 3.7 0.6 2.5 4.9
20 hours to less than 40 hours 145 5.6 0.5 4.5 6.6
40 plus hours 434 5.5 0.3 4.9 6.1
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 485 3.9 0.2 3.5 4.3
Divorced/Separated 186 5.9 0.5 4.9 6.9
Widowed 70 2.3 0.3 1.6 2.9
Never married 173 6.4 0.6 5.3 7.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Not living with a disability 741 4.9 0.2 4.4 5.3
Living with a disability 171 3.4 0.3 2.8 4.0
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 40 3.6 0.7 2.3 5.0
Rural 91 4.6 0.6 3.5 5.7
Densely-settled rural 141 4.3 0.4 3.4 5.1
Semi-Urban 138 4.9 0.5 3.9 5.8
Urban 506 4.6 0.2 4.1 5.1
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 157 5.5 0.5 4.5 6.5
Insured 756 4.3 0.2 4.0 4.7
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 873 4.8 0.2 4.4 5.2
Have diabetes 43 2.1 0.4 1.4 2.9
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 851 4.7 0.2 4.3 5.0
Current asthma 58 3.3 0.5 2.3 4.3
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No 662 4.7 0.2 4.3 5.2
Yes 246 3.9 0.3 3.3 4.5
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 793 4.5 0.2 4.1 4.8
14+ days mental health NOT good 114 5.5 0.6 4.3 6.7
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 567 3.2 0.2 2.9 3.5
Current smoker 345 9.9 0.6 8.7 11.1
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 351 5.1 0.3 4.4 5.7
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 340 5.2 0.3 4.5 5.9
Obese, BMI>=30 203 3.8 0.3 3.1 4.4
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
No 214 4.2 0.3 3.5 4.8
Yes 671 4.7 0.2 4.3 5.1
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 776 4.5 0.2 4.1 4.9
Served on active duty 140 5.1 0.5 4.1 6.1

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.