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 2556 15.6 0.3 15.0 16.3
GENDER
Male 1620 21.4 0.5 20.3 22.5
Female 936 10.1 0.4 9.4 10.9
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 322 23.9 1.3 21.4 26.4
25-34 years 560 25.7 1.0 23.6 27.7
35-44 years 510 20.2 0.9 18.4 22.0
45-54 years 466 14.2 0.7 12.9 15.6
55-64 years 463 10.1 0.5 9.1 11.1
65+ years 235 3.6 0.3 3.1 4.1
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 212 18.7 1.3 16.1 21.3
Non-hispanic 2329 15.4 0.3 14.7 16.0
RACE
White only 2323 16.2 0.4 15.5 16.9
Black or African American only 77 13.1 1.7 9.7 16.4
Other race only 63 11.5 1.7 8.2 14.8
More than one race 40 10.7 1.9 7.0 14.3
EDUCATION
Less than high school 136 13.1 1.2 10.8 15.4
High school graduate or G.E.D 640 14.6 0.6 13.4 15.8
Some college 774 16.6 0.6 15.4 17.8
College graduate 1004 16.4 0.5 15.4 17.5
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 122 12.8 1.3 10.3 15.4
$15,000 to $24,999 310 15.8 1.0 14.0 17.7
$25,000 to $34,999 196 13.9 1.1 11.8 16.0
$35,000 to $49,999 307 14.8 0.9 13.0 16.5
$50,000 or more 1380 18.9 0.5 17.9 20.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 1932 20.6 0.5 19.6 21.5
Out of work 104 14.1 1.5 11.0 17.1
Homemaker/Student 195 13.0 1.0 11.1 14.9
Retired 250 4.7 0.3 4.0 5.3
Unable to work 67 5.8 0.8 4.2 7.3
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 300 6.0 0.4 5.2 6.8
1 to less than 20 hours 118 12.9 1.3 10.3 15.6
20 hours to less than 40 hours 349 17.0 1.0 15.1 18.9
40 plus hours 1519 22.2 0.6 21.0 23.3
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 1492 14.2 0.4 13.4 14.9
Divorced/Seperated 378 15.8 0.9 14.0 17.6
Widowed 79 4.2 0.6 3.1 5.3
Never married 607 23.8 1.0 21.9 25.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 423 9.8 0.5 8.8 10.9
Not living with a disability 2120 17.3 0.4 16.6 18.1
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 115 12.3 1.3 9.8 14.8
Rural 244 14.2 1.0 12.3 16.1
Densely-settled rural 398 14.2 0.8 12.7 15.7
Semi-Urban 408 16.9 0.9 15.1 18.6
Urban 1391 16.2 0.5 15.3 17.1
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 2243 15.3 0.3 14.6 16.0
Uninsured 304 18.5 1.1 16.3 20.7
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 127 6.3 0.6 5.1 7.6
No diabetes 2428 16.7 0.4 16.0 17.4
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current asthma 175 13.2 1.1 11.1 15.4
No current asthma 2365 15.9 0.3 15.2 16.6
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Yes 475 9.1 0.5 8.1 10.0
No 2076 17.9 0.4 17.1 18.7
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 253 17.6 1.2 15.3 19.8
<14 days mental health NOT good 2282 15.6 0.3 14.9 16.3
SMOKING STATUS
Current smoker 690 26.2 1.0 24.2 28.1
Non-smoker 1861 13.5 0.3 12.8 14.1
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 782 16.8 0.6 15.6 18.1
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 919 17.1 0.6 15.9 18.3
Obese, BMI>=30 792 15.4 0.6 14.3 16.6
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Yes 1863 16.4 0.4 15.6 17.2
No 541 13.2 0.6 12.0 14.4
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 306 13.9 0.9 12.2 15.7
Did not serve on active duty 2247 15.9 0.4 15.2 16.6

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.