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 1347 16.0 0.5 15.1 17.0
GENDER
Male 855 21.9 0.8 20.3 23.4
Female 492 10.4 0.6 9.3 11.5
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 156 23.9 1.9 20.2 27.6
25-34 years 308 26.7 1.5 23.9 29.6
35-44 years 249 20.5 1.4 17.8 23.1
45-54 years 255 15.1 1.0 13.1 17.2
55-64 years 229 10.2 0.8 8.7 11.6
65+ years 150 3.8 0.3 3.1 4.4
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 94 19.1 2.0 15.1 23.1
Non-Hispanic 1245 15.7 0.5 14.8 16.7
RACE
White only 1207 15.8 0.5 14.8 16.7
Black or African American only 43 14.1 2.6 9.1 19.1
Other race only 36 16.8 3.0 11.0 22.6
More than one race 32 24.0 4.3 15.7 32.4
EDUCATION
Less than high school 60 13.1 1.8 9.6 16.6
High school graduate or G.E.D 342 14.7 0.9 13.0 16.4
Some college 428 17.8 0.9 16.0 19.6
College graduate 516 16.2 0.8 14.7 17.7
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 63 14.0 1.9 10.3 17.8
$15,000 to $24,999 175 18.0 1.5 15.2 20.9
$25,000 to $34,999 120 15.2 1.6 12.1 18.2
$35,000 to $49,999 173 15.7 1.4 13.0 18.4
$50,000 or more 716 19.1 0.8 17.6 20.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 1031 21.0 0.7 19.7 22.4
Out of work 43 11.9 2.0 7.9 15.9
Homemaker/Student 94 13.6 1.5 10.6 16.5
Retired 136 4.4 0.4 3.5 5.2
Unable to work 34 5.6 1.1 3.4 7.8
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 158 5.9 0.6 4.7 7.1
1 to less than 20 hours 58 11.1 1.8 7.6 14.5
20 hours to less than 40 hours 186 18.5 1.5 15.6 21.5
40 hours or more 806 22.7 0.8 21.1 24.3
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 746 13.7 0.6 12.6 14.7
Divorced/Seperated 226 17.7 1.3 15.1 20.3
Widowed 51 5.7 1.1 3.5 7.8
Never married 324 25.3 1.4 22.5 28.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 244 11.4 0.9 9.7 13.1
Living without a disability 1092 17.5 0.6 16.4 18.7
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 50 9.9 1.6 6.8 12.9
Rural 130 13.2 1.3 10.8 15.7
Densely-settled rural 242 15.1 1.1 13.0 17.2
Semi-Urban 225 16.8 1.2 14.5 19.2
Urban 700 17.0 0.7 15.6 18.4
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 1177 15.6 0.5 14.6 16.5
Uninsured 166 20.1 1.6 16.8 23.3
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 63 5.8 0.9 4.0 7.6
No diabetes 1284 17.1 0.5 16.1 18.2
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current Asthma 100 12.5 1.4 9.7 15.3
No current asthma 1241 16.4 0.5 15.4 17.4
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Have arthritis 288 10.0 0.7 8.6 11.3
No arthritis 1051 18.1 0.6 16.9 19.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 141 18.0 1.7 14.7 21.2
<14 days mental health NOT good 1194 16.0 0.5 14.9 17.0
SMOKING STATUS
Current Smoker 336 23.8 1.4 21.2 26.5
Non-smoker 1001 14.5 0.5 13.5 15.5
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 414 16.5 0.9 14.7 18.3
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 537 18.9 0.9 17.2 20.6
Obese, BMI>=30 357 14.7 0.9 13.0 16.4
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1132 17.9 0.6 16.8 19.1
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 212 9.8 0.8 8.2 11.3
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 163 12.8 1.1 10.5 15.0
Did not serve on active duty 1182 16.5 0.5 15.4 17.5

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.