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 965 5.1 0.2 4.7 5.5
GENDER
Male 522 6.2 0.3 5.5 6.8
Female 443 4.1 0.2 3.6 4.6
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 70 5.4 0.7 4.1 6.8
25-34 years 135 6.8 0.6 5.5 8.0
35-44 years 143 5.7 0.5 4.7 6.7
45-54 years 184 5.7 0.5 4.8 6.6
55-64 years 229 5.0 0.4 4.3 5.7
65+ years 204 2.6 0.2 2.2 3.1
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 50 4.4 0.7 3.0 5.8
Non-hispanic 911 5.2 0.2 4.8 5.6
RACE
White only 895 5.4 0.2 4.9 5.8
Black or African American only 28 4.2 1.0 2.2 6.2
Other race only 24 4.3 1.1 2.1 6.6
More than one race 9 2.4 0.9 0.6 4.3
EDUCATION
Less than high school 56 4.8 0.7 3.4 6.3
High school graduate or G.E.D 255 5.0 0.4 4.3 5.7
Some college 291 5.4 0.4 4.6 6.1
College graduate 363 5.0 0.3 4.4 5.6
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 41 3.4 0.7 2.0 4.8
$15,000 to $24,999 111 5.2 0.6 4.0 6.3
$25,000 to $34,999 81 5.0 0.7 3.7 6.3
$35,000 to $49,999 122 4.9 0.5 3.9 5.9
$50,000 or more 522 6.2 0.3 5.6 6.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 632 6.2 0.3 5.6 6.8
Out of work 36 4.0 0.7 2.5 5.4
Homemaker/Student 70 4.3 0.6 3.2 5.5
Retired 189 3.0 0.2 2.5 3.5
Unable to work 35 2.6 0.5 1.6 3.6
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 210 3.2 0.3 2.7 3.8
1 to less than 20 hours 49 4.9 0.9 3.1 6.8
20 hours to less than 40 hours 127 5.2 0.5 4.1 6.2
40 plus hours 477 6.6 0.3 5.9 7.2
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 554 4.5 0.2 4.1 5.0
Divorced/Seperated 173 6.1 0.5 5.0 7.1
Widowed 63 3.1 0.5 2.1 4.0
Never married 175 6.9 0.6 5.7 8.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 203 3.9 0.3 3.3 4.6
Not living with a disability 758 5.4 0.2 5.0 5.9
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 41 4.2 0.8 2.6 5.7
Rural 85 4.8 0.6 3.6 5.9
Densely-settled rural 168 5.1 0.5 4.2 6.0
Semi-Urban 143 5.3 0.5 4.2 6.3
Urban 528 5.2 0.3 4.7 5.7
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 857 5.0 0.2 4.6 5.5
Uninsured 103 5.6 0.6 4.3 6.8
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 55 2.3 0.4 1.6 3.1
No diabetes 909 5.4 0.2 5.0 5.8
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current asthma 62 4.3 0.7 3.0 5.7
No current asthma 894 5.2 0.2 4.8 5.6
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Yes 264 4.4 0.3 3.7 5.0
No 696 5.4 0.2 4.9 5.8
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 113 7.4 0.8 5.8 9.0
<14 days mental health NOT good 843 4.9 0.2 4.5 5.3
SMOKING STATUS
Current smoker 290 9.5 0.7 8.2 10.8
Non-smoker 671 4.2 0.2 3.8 4.6
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 347 6.0 0.4 5.2 6.8
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 333 5.5 0.4 4.8 6.2
Obese, BMI>=30 261 4.6 0.3 3.9 5.2
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Yes 662 5.1 0.2 4.6 5.5
No 258 5.4 0.4 4.6 6.2
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 118 4.5 0.5 3.6 5.5
Did not serve on active duty 846 5.2 0.2 4.8 5.6

Numerator: Male respondents who reported consuming an average of more
than 14 drinks per week and female respondents who reported consuming
an average of more than 7 drinks per week during the past 30 days.
 
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.