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 1540 15.8 0.4 15.0 16.7
GENDER
Male 1024 22.8 0.7 21.4 24.2
Female 516 9.1 0.5 8.2 10.1
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 214 26.0 1.7 22.6 29.3
25-34 years 328 25.4 1.3 22.8 28.0
35-44 years 308 20.5 1.2 18.2 22.8
45-54 years 297 14.7 0.9 13.0 16.5
55-64 years 257 9.1 0.6 7.9 10.3
65+ years 136 3.3 0.3 2.6 3.9
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 122 19.3 1.7 15.9 22.7
Non-Hispanic 1413 15.5 0.4 14.6 16.4
RACE
White only 1384 16.3 0.5 15.4 17.2
Black or African American only 39 10.1 1.8 6.6 13.7
Other race only 41 12.9 2.1 8.9 16.9
More than one race 31 16.7 3.1 10.7 22.7
EDUCATION
Less than high school 68 12.2 1.5 9.3 15.1
High school graduate or G.E.D 401 14.9 0.8 13.4 16.4
Some college 487 17.4 0.8 15.8 19.0
College graduate 584 16.2 0.7 14.8 17.5
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 68 10.2 1.4 7.5 12.9
$15,000 to $24,999 186 15.5 1.2 13.1 17.8
$25,000 to $34,999 140 14.3 1.3 11.8 16.8
$35,000 to $49,999 215 16.2 1.2 13.9 18.5
$50,000 or more 779 18.6 0.7 17.2 19.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 1178 20.7 0.6 19.5 21.9
Out of work 64 14.4 2.0 10.6 18.2
Homemaker/Student 118 13.9 1.4 11.2 16.6
Retired 154 5.0 0.5 4.1 5.9
Unable to work 23 3.1 0.8 1.6 4.6
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 185 6.8 0.7 5.5 8.1
1 to less than 20 hours 81 15.7 1.9 12.0 19.4
20 hours to less than 40 hours 192 15.3 1.2 13.0 17.6
40 hours to less than 60 hours 932 22.2 0.7 20.8 23.7
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 891 14.1 0.5 13.1 15.0
Divorced/Seperated 239 16.3 1.1 14.1 18.5
Widowed 44 3.2 0.6 2.1 4.4
Never married 364 25.2 1.3 22.6 27.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 251 9.4 0.7 8.1 10.7
Living without a disability 1282 17.7 0.5 16.7 18.7
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 70 12.7 1.6 9.5 15.8
Rural 170 15.8 1.3 13.3 18.3
Densely-settled rural 243 15.3 1.0 13.3 17.4
Semi-Urban 250 16.2 1.1 14.1 18.3
Urban 807 16.2 0.6 15.0 17.4
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 1328 15.4 0.5 14.5 16.3
Uninsured 206 18.9 1.4 16.2 21.5
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 71 5.2 0.7 3.8 6.6
No diabetes 1465 17.0 0.5 16.1 18.0
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current Asthma 102 10.7 1.2 8.4 13.1
No current asthma 1424 16.2 0.5 15.4 17.1
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Have arthritis 315 9.2 0.6 8.1 10.3
No arthritis 1217 18.1 0.5 17.0 19.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 138 15.5 1.4 12.8 18.2
<14 days mental health NOT good 1388 16.0 0.5 15.2 16.9
SMOKING STATUS
Current Smoker 416 25.5 1.2 23.0 27.9
Non-smoker 1117 13.7 0.4 12.9 14.6
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 485 17.2 0.8 15.5 18.8
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 567 17.2 0.7 15.8 18.7
Obese, BMI>=30 449 14.3 0.7 12.9 15.7
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1255 17.2 0.5 16.2 18.2
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 284 11.3 0.8 9.8 12.8
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 180 12.5 1.0 10.5 14.6
Did not serve on active duty 1360 16.3 0.5 15.4 17.2

Numerator: Male respondents 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.