Table 1-2a. Percent distribution1 of average drinking level2 in the past year among current drinkers,3 by sex and age group, according to selected respondent characteristics, United States, 2001–2002.

Respondent characteristics

Both sexes/
ages 18 and older

Sex

Age group

Estimate

S.E.

Male

Female

18–24 years

25–44 years

45–64 years

65 years and older

Estimate

S.E.

Estimate

S.E.

Estimate

S.E.

Estimate

S.E.

Estimate

S.E.

Estimate

S.E.

Total

                           

Light drinker

61.93

0.47

51.21

0.70

73.82

0.53

57.28

0.99

62.54

0.63

62.32

0.72

64.27

1.00

Moderate drinker

21.34

0.31

29.68

0.50

12.09

0.35

21.16

0.83

21.84

0.49

20.93

0.54

20.72

0.80

Heavier drinker

15.68

0.34

17.84

0.51

13.29

0.40

20.42

0.83

14.65

0.46

15.64

0.54

13.91

0.68

Race/Ethnicity

                           

White, Not Hispanic or Latino

                           

Light drinker

60.92

0.53

49.81

0.72

72.65

0.61

54.27

1.36

61.42

0.75

61.82

0.76

63.43

1.10

Moderate drinker

21.83

0.39

30.45

0.61

12.73

0.39

22.21

1.11

22.20

0.61

21.52

0.61

21.09

0.88

Heavier drinker

16.25

0.39

18.51

0.55

13.85

0.47

22.47

1.04

15.34

0.57

15.72

0.62

14.45

0.76

Black, Not Hispanic or Latino

                           

Light drinker

62.49

1.02

49.62

1.47

76.14

1.11

66.31

2.36

61.59

1.41

59.70

1.84

72.58

2.74

Moderate drinker

19.91

0.73

29.26

1.27

9.99

0.72

17.72

2.08

21.34

1.13

19.90

1.48

13.66

2.15

Heavier drinker

16.38

0.80

19.88

1.10

12.67

0.96

14.87

1.94

16.21

1.04

18.58

1.56

11.70

1.81

American Indian/Alaska Native, Not Hispanic or Latino

                           

Light drinker

56.96

2.98

49.99

4.03

65.01

4.10

42.21

7.34

58.88

4.21

59.33

5.05

60.32

7.07

Moderate drinker

18.49

1.91

25.26

3.13

10.67

2.48

#16.29

5.63

20.25

3.13

16.74

3.42

18.57

4.16

Heavier drinker

21.89

2.57

21.63

3.52

22.19

3.75

38.71

8.10

19.86

3.62

19.65

3.63

#15.62

7.11

Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Not Hispanic or Latino

                           

Light drinker

73.26

1.88

68.15

2.70

81.39

2.43

68.19

4.16

73.56

2.33

76.08

4.32

75.75

9.02

Moderate drinker

16.48

1.37

20.43

2.02

10.19

1.59

13.37

2.98

18.68

1.99

12.93

2.83

#21.49

9.69

Heavier drinker

9.83

1.20

10.83

1.79

8.24

1.90

17.76

3.85

7.64

1.50

#9.97

3.25

#2.76

1.87

Hispanic or Latino

                           

Light drinker

66.08

1.11

55.83

1.75

81.09

1.09

62.49

2.42

66.71

1.38

67.06

2.50

69.56

3.24

Moderate drinker

21.07

1.00

28.87

1.46

9.65

0.86

21.91

2.05

21.45

1.24

19.33

2.06

20.40

2.86

Heavier drinker

11.75

0.72

13.76

1.04

8.81

0.92

14.01

1.49

10.94

0.92

12.31

1.50

9.54

2.26

Marital Status

                           

Married

                           

Light drinker

65.26

0.58

55.57

0.82

76.73

0.66

73.49

2.32

66.73

0.77

63.53

0.86

62.61

1.36

Moderate drinker

21.13

0.42

29.44

0.63

11.30

0.45

16.39

1.80

20.90

0.60

21.34

0.67

22.73

1.13

Heavier drinker

12.75

0.38

14.00

0.53

11.27

0.50

9.36

1.50

11.56

0.48

14.20

0.64

13.84

0.89

Living with someone as if married

                           

Light drinker

52.40

2.10

38.35

2.75

67.97

2.12

59.41

3.61

52.07

2.70

43.68

4.25

60.96

12.82

Moderate drinker

25.68

1.81

36.83

2.90

13.33

1.79

23.35

3.14

26.45

2.25

27.50

4.26

#11.35

7.05

Heavier drinker

21.29

1.47

24.05

2.35

18.22

1.78

16.06

2.81

20.96

1.95

28.44

3.53

#27.69

11.68

Widowed

                           

Light drinker

68.50

1.47

49.16

3.10

74.56

1.52

64.59

7.27

63.22

3.08

70.84

1.59

Moderate drinker

15.77

1.02

27.47

2.56

12.10

1.10

#12.31

4.23

16.33

2.22

15.83

1.20

Heavier drinker

14.62

1.16

22.52

3.18

12.15

1.15

20.49

6.04

19.45

2.94

12.30

1.13

Divorced

                           

Light drinker

60.02

0.97

44.28

1.71

73.48

1.20

60.90

8.50

58.36

1.62

61.40

1.31

60.31

3.03

Moderate drinker

19.22

0.91

27.89

1.55

11.81

0.88

#12.84

5.44

20.44

1.34

18.73

1.30

17.04

2.12

Heavier drinker

19.40

0.87

26.12

1.63

13.66

0.95

#26.26

8.42

20.27

1.45

18.36

1.10

19.86

2.11

Separated

                           

Light drinker

56.54

2.30

38.86

3.49

70.27

2.69

52.00

8.73

58.64

2.67

53.53

3.93

58.45

10.03

Moderate drinker

20.48

1.73

33.22

3.11

10.59

1.76

#19.81

6.81

18.62

2.08

22.20

3.05

#32.61

10.24

Heavier drinker

21.02

1.90

25.09

3.10

17.86

2.13

28.19

8.32

20.03

2.22

23.06

3.05

#7.80

4.78

Never married

                           

Light drinker

55.14

0.81

45.87

1.19

67.33

1.13

54.01

1.10

55.14

1.20

60.09

2.24

61.95

4.97

Moderate drinker

23.01

0.69

29.60

1.04

14.34

0.85

22.01

1.01

24.62

1.10

20.99

1.81

22.04

4.36

Heavier drinker

20.45

0.69

22.69

1.08

17.50

0.89

22.73

0.96

18.92

1.00

16.59

1.80

12.79

3.37

Ever Had Children

                           

Yes

                           

Light drinker

64.75

0.56

53.30

0.84

76.45

0.57

69.59

1.96

65.92

0.75

62.94

0.80

64.59

1.06

Moderate drinker

20.26

0.40

29.36

0.65

10.95

0.41

15.23

1.36

19.96

0.56

21.01

0.62

20.61

0.92

Heavier drinker

14.09

0.39

16.27

0.60

11.85

0.43

14.43

1.43

13.26

0.54

15.09

0.60

13.87

0.72

No

                           

Light drinker

55.38

0.72

46.92

1.04

66.75

0.97

54.12

1.12

55.08

1.04

58.33

1.51

61.20

3.01

Moderate drinker

23.87

0.59

30.34

0.90

15.16

0.78

22.68

0.99

25.99

0.93

20.46

1.23

21.80

2.36

Heavier drinker

19.38

0.55

21.03

0.80

17.17

0.76

21.96

0.96

17.72

0.80

19.22

1.21

14.35

2.20

Children Ages Under 13 Living in Household

                           

Yes

                           

Light drinker

67.11

0.67

55.66

1.08

78.07

0.74

67.58

1.87

67.45

0.79

64.72

1.68

70.15

9.08

Moderate drinker

19.97

0.51

29.86

0.88

10.50

0.54

18.00

1.62

19.99

0.62

21.42

1.36

#20.37

9.39

Heavier drinker

12.10

0.45

13.51

0.70

10.75

0.53

13.82

1.33

11.69

0.51

13.19

1.28

#7.75

3.79

No

                           

Light drinker

59.57

0.53

49.38

0.75

71.66

0.64

53.93

1.16

57.13

0.89

61.92

0.77

64.12

1.01

Moderate drinker

21.97

0.38

29.61

0.59

12.90

0.42

22.19

0.99

23.89

0.74

20.85

0.61

20.73

0.80

Heavier drinker

17.31

0.40

19.61

0.59

14.59

0.49

22.57

1.03

17.90

0.70

16.05

0.58

14.07

0.68

Education

                           

11 years or less

                           

Light drinker

63.38

1.20

52.88

1.68

80.08

1.32

58.40

2.45

62.77

1.79

62.72

2.10

71.22

2.43

Moderate drinker

18.28

0.92

25.25

1.35

7.19

0.70

18.04

1.91

19.77

1.48

17.32

1.62

16.78

1.80

Heavier drinker

16.62

0.92

19.88

1.27

11.42

1.09

21.52

2.01

15.94

1.45

18.03

1.72

10.52

1.36

12 years

                           

Light drinker

62.79

0.82

50.70

1.19

76.20

0.89

61.16

1.58

61.42

1.30

62.95

1.22

68.46

1.59

Moderate drinker

19.63

0.63

27.00

0.98

11.46

0.64

19.17

1.42

19.71

0.95

19.84

1.05

19.49

1.35

Heavier drinker

16.50

0.55

20.99

0.88

11.54

0.62

18.67

1.25

17.97

0.95

15.96

0.92

10.75

0.91

13–15 years

                           

Light drinker

62.50

0.76

51.31

1.03

73.21

0.90

55.42

1.42

65.06

1.09

63.11

1.25

62.73

1.91

Moderate drinker

20.34

0.57

29.45

0.92

11.62

0.55

22.34

1.32

19.54

0.83

20.38

1.03

19.96

1.59

Heavier drinker

16.19

0.56

18.06

0.82

14.41

0.64

21.34

1.32

14.37

0.72

15.65

1.03

16.16

1.47

16 or more years

                           

Light drinker

59.91

0.69

50.83

0.97

70.32

0.81

51.23

3.22

60.84

0.97

61.03

1.23

54.91

2.11

Moderate drinker

25.26

0.57

34.36

0.84

14.83

0.65

27.26

3.16

26.35

0.87

23.24

0.99

26.18

1.99

Heavier drinker

13.97

0.53

13.78

0.67

14.19

0.64

20.26

2.68

12.02

0.65

14.74

0.86

18.45

1.70

Currently Employed Full Time

                           

Yes

                           

Light drinker

60.09

0.54

51.42

0.77

73.26

0.69

56.02

1.30

59.97

0.74

61.35

0.81

68.81

3.36

Moderate drinker

23.61

0.43

30.83

0.61

12.63

0.49

23.00

1.17

24.48

0.61

22.46

0.68

21.97

3.27

Heavier drinker

15.22

0.39

16.51

0.54

13.26

0.54

19.61

1.00

14.56

0.52

15.04

0.62

8.63

1.89

No

                           

Light drinker

64.72

0.64

50.73

1.05

74.40

0.68

58.50

1.45

69.76

1.02

64.18

1.16

63.94

1.05

Moderate drinker

17.91

0.43

27.11

0.82

11.54

0.48

19.38

1.12

14.45

0.67

18.03

0.93

20.63

0.82

Heavier drinker

16.38

0.47

20.80

0.81

13.33

0.50

21.20

1.27

14.90

0.79

16.80

0.87

14.30

0.70

Family Annual Income

                           

$0 to $19,999

                           

Light drinker

61.00

0.92

49.51

1.55

71.37

1.12

54.06

1.56

62.19

1.52

62.23

1.67

69.93

1.71

Moderate drinker

18.53

0.62

25.64

1.16

12.12

0.78

20.90

1.30

18.93

1.15

16.20

1.24

16.27

1.30

Heavier drinker

19.38

0.74

23.37

1.32

15.78

0.90

24.28

1.22

17.97

1.34

19.91

1.45

12.49

1.11

$20,000 to $34,999

                           

Light drinker

61.72

0.69

50.22

1.01

74.78

1.01

58.35

1.82

60.80

1.05

62.59

1.56

66.05

1.90

Moderate drinker

21.07

0.56

28.60

0.94

12.51

0.66

23.79

1.72

20.69

0.91

20.08

1.28

20.93

1.61

Heavier drinker

15.85

0.60

19.55

0.88

11.65

0.76

16.93

1.54

17.18

0.90

15.88

1.21

11.28

1.03

$35,000 to $59,999

                           

Light drinker

64.09

0.76

53.11

1.09

76.72

0.90

59.46

2.08

63.79

1.18

66.35

1.18

63.56

2.03

Moderate drinker

20.34

0.58

28.49

0.88

10.96

0.63

20.76

1.72

21.00

0.91

19.05

0.91

20.70

1.55

Heavier drinker

14.57

0.56

17.17

0.79

11.58

0.67

18.06

1.82

14.31

0.86

13.58

0.86

15.04

1.40

$60,000 or more

                           

Light drinker

60.98

0.68

51.14

1.09

72.70

0.82

60.92

2.21

62.60

0.87

60.01

1.02

53.86

2.54

Moderate drinker

23.65

0.53

32.88

0.83

12.66

0.62

19.19

1.90

23.97

0.78

23.54

0.81

27.25

2.33

Heavier drinker

14.47

0.51

14.94

0.70

13.91

0.65

18.30

1.77

12.55

0.60

15.56

0.82

18.56

2.00

Current/Most Recent Occupation

                           

Executive, administrative, and managerial

                           

Light drinker

59.43

1.14

48.80

1.49

72.33

1.48

54.78

4.08

61.27

1.57

58.51

1.66

55.73

3.10

Moderate drinker

23.91

0.85

33.38

1.24

12.41

1.00

23.60

3.71

23.81

1.31

23.73

1.33

25.94

2.90

Heavier drinker

15.88

0.85

16.91

1.16

14.62

1.07

20.85

3.36

14.34

1.08

16.73

1.20

17.53

2.42

Professional specialty

                           

Light drinker

64.29

0.95

53.22

1.44

72.75

1.07

56.71

3.67

64.41

1.27

66.44

1.42

59.94

3.52

Moderate drinker

22.46

0.74

32.89

1.19

14.49

0.80

21.85

2.68

23.26

1.05

21.33

1.16

22.96

2.99

Heavier drinker

12.29

0.60

12.79

0.93

11.90

0.74

20.16

2.81

11.24

0.81

11.70

0.99

14.94

2.51

Technical and related support

                           

Light drinker

61.87

1.24

55.35

1.58

73.62

1.84

57.72

3.98

61.77

1.61

64.12

2.38

58.50

5.01

Moderate drinker

22.98

1.06

29.26

1.43

11.65

1.29

25.90

3.65

24.23

1.38

20.59

2.06

18.07

3.92

Heavier drinker

14.15

1.05

14.18

1.28

14.09

1.57

15.42

2.51

13.09

1.26

14.43

1.88

20.37

4.36

Sales

                           

Light drinker

60.06

1.28

48.25

2.29

70.69

1.42

59.69

2.24

61.06

2.03

58.38

2.51

61.60

4.27

Moderate drinker

21.28

0.92

31.53

1.74

12.06

1.02

20.10

2.05

21.02

1.39

23.23

2.22

20.15

3.84

Heavier drinker

17.85

0.97

19.33

1.68

16.52

1.17

19.92

1.99

17.20

1.55

16.92

1.81

17.24

3.37

Administrative support, including clerical

                           

Light drinker

71.58

1.16

50.57

3.15

76.18

1.26

59.60

2.99

73.53

1.72

75.16

2.07

73.30

3.09

Moderate drinker

15.49

0.88

33.36

2.88

11.57

0.93

21.30

2.60

16.08

1.44

12.42

1.52

12.05

2.68

Heavier drinker

12.19

0.83

14.89

2.26

11.60

0.91

17.88

2.74

9.86

1.08

11.76

1.43

13.54

2.28

Private household

                           

Light drinker

68.50

4.87

57.96

15.10

70.34

4.85

64.51

9.64

57.11

8.52

81.43

5.61

80.12

10.03

Moderate drinker

14.58

2.89

#13.72

9.66

14.73

2.99

#20.58

8.65

15.25

4.19

#10.76

4.43

#12.02

8.49

Heavier drinker

16.93

4.27

#28.33

15.13

14.93

4.09

#14.91

7.44

#27.63

9.01

#7.82

3.70

#7.86

5.70

Protective services

                           

Light drinker

60.84

2.98

57.75

3.54

74.86

5.51

52.26

9.33

64.77

4.11

57.27

5.54

55.88

10.98

Moderate drinker

21.92

2.59

24.61

3.14

#9.77

4.70

#18.55

7.99

20.00

3.26

30.20

5.62

#12.19

6.86

Heavier drinker

16.24

2.40

16.85

2.78

#13.48

4.67

29.19

8.71

13.87

2.80

11.74

3.39

#31.59

11.31

Other services, except protective and household

                           

Light drinker

62.49

1.12

49.04

1.77

73.62

1.41

57.46

2.15

64.07

1.59

62.96

2.03

71.77

3.98

Moderate drinker

18.84

0.85

29.04

1.58

10.40

0.81

18.98

1.74

19.89

1.41

17.87

1.43

14.44

2.97

Heavier drinker

17.05

0.87

19.47

1.39

15.06

1.15

21.44

1.81

14.63

1.21

17.44

1.73

13.31

2.80

Farming, forestry, and fishing

                           

Light drinker

61.25

2.96

59.32

3.38

69.81

6.86

63.91

7.76

59.27

5.05

59.18

4.99

70.11

6.08

Moderate drinker

22.20

2.61

25.28

3.04

#8.60

3.51

#16.55

5.58

29.39

4.91

18.72

4.24

20.94

5.93

Heavier drinker

15.38

2.30

14.33

2.27

#20.03

6.70

#19.54

6.71

10.44

2.59

19.87

4.48

#8.95

4.55

Precision production, craft, and repair

                           

Light drinker

49.50

2.05

46.59

2.11

78.07

4.46

39.99

5.58

47.11

2.84

52.48

3.73

71.62

5.69

Moderate drinker

29.10

1.91

30.72

2.05

13.27

3.80

33.63

5.77

29.60

2.67

28.43

3.48

20.38

5.27

Heavier drinker

20.17

1.68

21.50

1.81

#7.16

2.41

24.46

6.25

22.64

2.47

17.50

2.59

#5.00

2.48

Operators, fabricators, and laborers

                           

Light drinker

53.38

1.55

48.58

1.86

73.06

2.88

49.25

3.25

53.26

2.14

53.32

3.08

70.42

4.97

Moderate drinker

23.01

1.18

25.98

1.40

10.85

1.87

22.24

2.66

22.38

1.68

25.80

2.66

17.86

4.61

Heavier drinker

21.90

1.26

23.68

1.55

14.62

2.21

26.57

3.22

22.68

1.90

19.26

2.05

10.23

2.75

Transportation and material moving

                           

Light drinker

59.04

2.36

54.70

2.46

85.26

3.85

56.59

7.29

61.06

3.16

55.58

4.18

65.45

8.67

Moderate drinker

24.19

1.93

27.50

2.14

#4.23

2.03

26.74

7.18

21.81

2.65

26.21

3.54

28.49

8.39

Heavier drinker

16.25

1.78

17.30

1.87

#9.88

3.31

#16.67

5.26

16.53

2.42

17.56

3.22

#6.06

3.36

Handlers, equipment cleaners, and laborers

                           

Light drinker

55.57

2.34

51.09

2.64

76.22

3.82

56.77

4.94

59.02

3.16

45.13

4.71

66.66

9.63

Moderate drinker

21.46

1.61

24.76

1.90

#6.22

2.18

24.13

3.88

19.20

2.52

22.51

3.08

#26.68

9.55

Heavier drinker

21.45

1.89

22.43

2.17

16.91

3.47

18.09

3.35

20.55

2.61

29.60

4.47

#5.90

3.03

Military

                           

Light drinker

55.02

3.67

49.46

4.30

78.94

6.05

46.59

7.06

54.89

5.82

63.54

7.68

63.75

18.00

Moderate drinker

25.36

3.33

28.80

3.87

#10.57

4.71

#15.26

5.18

30.54

5.81

23.49

6.23

#36.25

18.00

Heavier drinker

17.93

2.77

19.66

3.28

#10.49

4.43

38.15

6.93

#11.18

3.36

#12.97

5.45

0.00

0.00

Born in the United States

                           

Yes

                           

Light drinker

61.04

0.46

49.60

0.61

73.15

0.55

55.44

1.04

61.64

0.68

61.59

0.68

64.17

1.02

Moderate drinker

21.31

0.33

29.91

0.52

12.20

0.35

21.42

0.92

21.73

0.53

20.97

0.56

20.51

0.84

Heavier drinker

16.61

0.34

19.22

0.49

13.85

0.42

21.98

0.89

15.71

0.49

16.30

0.57

14.26

0.73

No

                           

Light drinker

68.41

1.33

61.07

1.99

79.96

1.28

71.43

2.79

67.93

1.57

68.75

2.35

65.37

3.54

Moderate drinker

21.60

1.16

28.27

1.76

11.08

1.04

19.17

2.68

22.54

1.44

20.56

1.94

22.90

3.07

Heavier drinker

8.88

0.55

9.34

0.77

8.16

0.85

8.40

1.50

8.30

0.70

9.86

1.28

10.27

2.08

Family Structure Before Age 18

                           

Both biological/adoptive parents in the household

                           

Light drinker

62.50

0.54

52.12

0.78

74.27

0.63

58.17

1.33

62.95

0.76

62.85

0.78

63.97

1.10

Moderate drinker

21.64

0.38

29.95

0.60

12.21

0.42

21.93

1.16

22.18

0.56

21.13

0.59

21.00

0.94

Heavier drinker

14.91

0.40

16.74

0.55

12.82

0.48

18.93

1.09

13.98

0.54

15.05

0.60

13.94

0.72

Only biological mother in the household (father never present)

                           

Light drinker

59.01

1.09

46.54

1.72

72.07

1.37

58.33

2.31

59.20

1.53

57.27

2.46

65.47

3.78

Moderate drinker

21.14

1.05

30.45

1.68

11.38

0.93

16.73

2.11

22.76

1.52

22.38

2.00

18.21

3.05

Heavier drinker

18.15

0.89

21.21

1.40

14.95

1.13

22.55

2.14

16.52

1.16

18.85

1.84

14.74

2.92

Biological/adoptive parents divorced or no longer
living together

                           

Light drinker

61.14

0.84

49.75

1.30

72.98

1.13

55.17

1.91

62.88

1.20

62.12

2.16

64.28

3.24

Moderate drinker

20.50

0.68

28.65

1.10

12.02

0.79

21.57

1.67

20.59

0.95

18.89

1.59

21.43

2.50

Heavier drinker

17.51

0.68

20.56

1.11

14.35

0.87

22.38

1.64

15.84

0.93

17.71

1.48

13.67

2.27

Raised by relatives, by foster parents or in an institution

                           

Light drinker

61.27

2.94

50.63

4.79

73.82

3.63

46.88

10.61

61.92

4.35

57.12

5.77

74.46

6.44

Moderate drinker

17.59

2.33

22.86

3.53

11.37

2.83

#23.31

8.75

17.23

3.31

19.82

4.65

#11.60

4.64

Heavier drinker

16.44

2.51

20.12

4.11

12.10

2.95

#28.02

10.21

15.70

3.99

17.03

4.51

#11.19

4.48

Self-Perceived Current Health

                           

Excellent/Very good

                           

Light drinker

60.70

0.56

50.25

0.82

72.30

0.63

57.66

1.14

62.34

0.73

59.95

0.88

59.19

1.52

Moderate drinker

23.15

0.41

32.05

0.59

13.26

0.47

22.07

0.99

23.28

0.60

23.20

0.67

24.27

1.35

Heavier drinker

15.28

0.38

16.62

0.56

13.80

0.47

19.39

0.95

13.54

0.48

15.97

0.66

15.51

1.03

Good

                           

Light drinker

63.81

0.77

51.69

1.18

77.02

0.84

54.67

2.26

62.88

1.28

66.49

1.38

67.91

1.78

Moderate drinker

18.99

0.63

27.25

1.06

9.99

0.57

19.81

1.89

19.14

0.99

18.67

1.19

18.63

1.25

Heavier drinker

15.90

0.56

19.38

0.86

12.12

0.69

23.53

1.86

16.89

0.96

13.49

0.88

12.40

1.31

Fair/Poor

                           

Light drinker

65.88

1.13

56.04

1.62

77.09

1.29

62.35

3.95

63.93

2.10

65.91

1.85

69.73

1.91

Moderate drinker

15.31

0.73

20.51

1.16

9.40

0.88

14.58

3.12

15.34

1.41

14.84

1.33

16.37

1.61

Heavier drinker

17.91

0.99

22.47

1.49

12.72

1.05

22.16

3.33

20.03

1.88

18.25

1.44

12.93

1.36

Currently Covered by Health Insurance

                           

Yes

                           

Light drinker

62.69

0.48

52.13

0.67

73.80

0.58

57.95

1.13

63.09

0.66

63.08

0.76

64.41

1.00

Moderate drinker

21.54

0.34

30.28

0.52

12.34

0.38

21.16

1.14

22.24

0.55

21.11

0.58

20.61

0.81

Heavier drinker

14.77

0.34

16.39

0.48

13.06

0.42

19.96

1.05

13.70

0.47

14.77

0.57

13.88

0.68

No

                           

Light drinker

58.51

0.99

47.60

1.58

73.95

1.11

56.05

1.80

60.35

1.43

57.74

1.80

51.62

9.52

Moderate drinker

20.48

0.78

27.33

1.13

10.80

0.80

21.15

1.34

20.27

1.11

19.86

1.35

#30.81

9.39

Heavier drinker

19.78

0.88

23.49

1.37

14.52

1.02

21.27

1.49

18.43

1.21

20.92

1.35

#16.62

7.38

Smoked Any Cigarettes in the Past Year

                           

Yes

                           

Light drinker

50.86

0.68

40.39

0.97

63.97

0.91

42.28

1.70

52.93

1.00

52.70

1.31

54.05

2.77

Moderate drinker

23.06

0.57

30.40

0.90

13.87

0.61

26.33

1.41

22.54

0.83

22.20

1.10

20.20

2.38

Heavier drinker

24.74

0.62

27.62

0.98

21.15

0.80

29.52

1.45

23.57

0.87

23.59

1.18

23.98

2.39

No

                           

Light drinker

66.46

0.54

56.00

0.83

77.50

0.56

67.25

1.22

66.94

0.71

65.79

0.83

65.79

1.10

Moderate drinker

20.64

0.40

29.37

0.60

11.43

0.44

17.72

0.98

21.53

0.60

20.48

0.63

20.80

0.86

Heavier drinker

11.97

0.32

13.50

0.50

10.36

0.39

14.37

0.93

10.56

0.46

12.78

0.55

12.42

0.67

Smoked 100 or More Cigarettes in Life

                           

Yes

                           

Light drinker

54.61

0.54

44.87

0.79

66.97

0.71

44.20

1.64

54.88

0.86

56.23

0.95

59.30

1.14

Moderate drinker

23.32

0.44

30.69

0.66

13.98

0.49

25.24

1.32

23.17

0.72

23.01

0.77

22.79

1.06

Heavier drinker

20.95

0.47

23.09

0.74

18.24

0.59

28.79

1.35

20.95

0.74

19.68

0.78

17.05

0.98

No

                           

Light drinker

69.00

0.60

58.14

0.94

79.60

0.62

67.55

1.25

68.36

0.75

70.08

0.97

71.99

1.61

Moderate drinker

19.43

0.44

28.57

0.71

10.50

0.47

17.95

1.03

20.83

0.61

18.29

0.76

17.50

1.28

Heavier drinker

10.58

0.35

12.08

0.53

9.12

0.42

13.85

0.95

9.87

0.48

10.51

0.58

9.05

0.92

Any Depression in the Past Year

                           

Yes

                           

Light drinker

64.35

1.21

48.92

2.47

72.60

1.39

53.26

2.65

67.93

1.71

67.80

2.48

65.36

5.77

Moderate drinker

16.55

0.93

26.79

2.10

11.07

0.95

22.68

2.39

16.49

1.40

10.96

1.39

18.13

5.25

Heavier drinker

18.73

0.99

23.75

1.76

16.04

1.17

23.54

2.44

15.27

1.34

20.95

2.26

15.69

4.18

No

                           

Light drinker

61.73

0.50

51.33

0.71

73.96

0.58

57.86

1.07

62.07

0.69

61.94

0.76

64.24

1.02

Moderate drinker

21.74

0.33

29.83

0.51

12.21

0.38

20.94

0.89

22.30

0.51

21.63

0.56

20.79

0.83

Heavier drinker

15.43

0.36

17.52

0.51

12.98

0.42

19.97

0.87

14.60

0.50

15.27

0.55

13.87

0.70

Any Depression in Life

                           

Yes

                           

Light drinker

64.69

0.79

50.97

1.50

72.48

0.93

57.73

2.01

66.31

1.08

65.25

1.49

67.13

2.85

Moderate drinker

17.82

0.60

27.94

1.30

12.09

0.65

21.56

1.83

17.91

0.93

16.24

1.11

16.16

2.28

Heavier drinker

17.16

0.65

20.67

1.12

15.18

0.76

20.37

1.85

15.43

0.89

18.33

1.24

15.88

2.23

No

                           

Light drinker

61.32

0.55

51.24

0.74

74.25

0.65

57.17

1.14

61.67

0.77

61.62

0.84

63.98

1.07

Moderate drinker

22.11

0.36

29.93

0.53

12.09

0.43

21.06

0.94

22.75

0.55

22.05

0.59

21.18

0.89

Heavier drinker

15.36

0.39

17.44

0.54

12.69

0.45

20.43

0.94

14.47

0.53

15.00

0.60

13.71

0.73

Alcohol Use Disorder in the Past Year

                           

Alcohol use disorder

                           

Light drinker

16.33

0.78

11.68

0.88

27.17

1.67

15.61

1.37

17.54

1.08

14.52

1.64

15.28

3.37

Moderate drinker

32.14

1.06

36.43

1.34

22.15

1.44

31.18

1.84

34.04

1.50

28.80

2.18

32.50

5.26

Heavier drinker

50.29

1.09

50.55

1.38

49.67

1.87

51.92

2.05

47.08

1.56

55.94

2.34

49.71

5.47

Alcohol abuse

                           

Light drinker

21.39

1.22

16.07

1.28

34.69

2.47

24.41

2.63

22.16

1.49

18.21

2.26

15.94

3.67

Moderate drinker

39.78

1.54

45.53

1.91

25.40

2.26

38.06

3.02

42.28

2.10

36.00

2.75

36.92

5.99

Heavier drinker

37.91

1.50

37.39

1.83

39.21

2.61

36.46

3.10

34.66

1.95

45.07

2.83

45.32

5.99

Alcohol dependence

                           

Light drinker

10.15

0.97

6.07

0.92

18.92

2.30

10.52

1.60

10.67

1.41

7.61

1.91

#11.89

8.38

Moderate drinker

22.81

1.37

24.79

1.78

18.57

1.79

27.21

2.40

21.78

1.86

15.29

2.80

#9.96

7.91

Heavier drinker

65.41

1.62

67.40

1.96

61.15

2.75

60.85

2.77

65.57

2.21

76.32

3.23

72.06

11.40

No alcohol use disorder

                           

Light drinker

68.69

0.47

59.41

0.68

77.98

0.53

71.89

1.10

70.06

0.64

66.73

0.70

65.90

0.99

Moderate drinker

19.74

0.33

28.28

0.51

11.20

0.37

17.64

0.94

19.80

0.51

20.21

0.55

20.33

0.78

Heavier drinker

10.55

0.27

11.04

0.39

10.05

0.35

9.38

0.68

9.23

0.39

11.93

0.48

12.72

0.68

5+ Drinks for Men or 4+ Drinks for Women in a Single Day

                           

Never in the past year

                           

Light drinker

79.68

0.44

72.47

0.67

86.04

0.49

91.08

0.81

83.79

0.56

76.66

0.73

69.28

1.01

Moderate drinker

14.48

0.33

21.77

0.54

8.04

0.36

6.22

0.75

12.10

0.50

16.69

0.55

20.45

0.85

Heavier drinker

5.43

0.23

5.32

0.35

5.52

0.28

2.27

0.47

3.69

0.27

6.32

0.41

9.67

0.57

1 to 11 times in the past year

                           

Light drinker

59.51

1.07

52.24

1.45

68.24

1.34

75.38

2.15

60.79

1.35

46.58

1.93

45.19

4.62

Moderate drinker

30.15

0.98

38.91

1.48

19.63

1.10

20.85

1.84

30.70

1.23

36.17

2.08

25.62

4.42

Heavier drinker

9.56

0.57

7.76

0.71

11.71

0.94

2.97

0.75

7.77

0.66

16.41

1.46

28.01

4.70

12 or more times in the past year

                           

Light drinker

12.45

0.51

8.11

0.58

21.57

1.15

13.77

1.06

13.81

0.78

8.26

0.96

9.73

2.51

Moderate drinker

36.04

0.86

41.41

1.03

24.79

1.19

37.27

1.60

38.53

1.23

30.90

1.57

23.30

3.22

Heavier drinker

50.41

0.86

49.24

1.07

52.85

1.37

47.68

1.56

46.71

1.25

59.62

1.64

65.94

3.68

Drinking Enough to Feel Drunk

                           

Never in the past year

                           

Light drinker

75.28

0.50

66.99

0.73

83.20

0.55

86.60

1.11

79.32

0.65

71.91

0.75

66.73

1.04

Moderate drinker

16.36

0.38

24.04

0.64

9.02

0.39

9.08

0.94

14.81

0.57

17.82

0.58

20.83

0.84

Heavier drinker

7.73

0.29

8.18

0.41

7.30

0.34

3.71

0.60

5.27

0.33

9.67

0.52

11.66

0.67

1 to 11 times in the past year

                           

Light drinker

48.41

0.78

37.30

0.98

61.96

1.01

60.16

1.80

49.20

1.05

36.31

1.62

49.48

4.20

Moderate drinker

30.62

0.64

40.45

0.93

18.64

0.82

26.36

1.42

31.99

0.90

32.85

1.43

15.98

2.77

Heavier drinker

20.38

0.59

21.44

0.86

19.08

0.84

12.82

1.31

18.32

0.78

30.24

1.50

32.80

3.93

12 or more times in the past year

                           

Light drinker

17.74

1.01

12.79

1.13

28.48

1.98

11.29

1.25

15.94

1.32

29.64

2.95

43.11

4.42

Moderate drinker

29.06

1.07

33.64

1.39

19.12

1.47

31.71

2.06

29.25

1.73

22.98

2.37

28.14

4.18

Heavier drinker

52.08

1.35

52.40

1.64

51.39

2.26

55.54

2.26

53.63

1.97

46.83

3.00

28.75

4.07

Driving After Drinking 3 or More Drinks

                           

Never in the past year

                           

Light drinker

69.33

0.42

60.49

0.65

77.64

0.52

66.88

1.11

71.30

0.60

68.38

0.69

67.59

1.00

Moderate drinker

18.80

0.31

26.94

0.54

11.14

0.36

18.20

1.00

18.58

0.47

18.93

0.56

19.83

0.80

Heavier drinker

11.24

0.28

11.81

0.44

10.69

0.36

14.08

0.80

9.58

0.37

12.07

0.48

11.78

0.64

1 or 2 times in the past year

                           

Light drinker

34.39

1.36

30.16

1.66

43.59

2.17

27.90

2.61

37.33

1.95

33.75

3.01

32.47

6.34

Moderate drinker

36.04

1.47

41.44

1.90

24.27

1.88

37.84

3.32

35.04

1.88

37.39

2.91

31.00

6.01

Heavier drinker

28.89

1.41

27.55

1.68

31.81

2.29

33.87

3.27

26.76

1.86

28.25

2.27

36.53

6.05

3 or more times in the past year

                           

Light drinker

17.14

0.95

13.42

0.99

29.91

2.53

11.29

1.98

17.52

1.34

20.20

1.88

16.13

3.55

Moderate drinker

34.43

1.29

38.79

1.58

19.47

1.82

29.12

3.01

37.01

1.87

32.40

2.24

35.25

6.16

Heavier drinker

47.01

1.28

46.40

1.47

49.10

2.61

57.69

3.10

44.00

1.82

46.33

2.36

47.61

6.31

Getting into Situation that Could Be Harmful

                           

Never in the past year

                           

Light drinker

63.44

0.46

53.16

0.68

74.53

0.53

61.93

1.00

64.08

0.61

62.86

0.71

64.30

1.00

Moderate drinker

21.16

0.32

29.64

0.51

12.01

0.35

20.59

0.87

21.65

0.49

20.87

0.54

20.73

0.80

Heavier drinker

14.37

0.32

15.95

0.47

12.67

0.38

16.42

0.79

13.33

0.43

15.16

0.52

13.87

0.68

At least once in the past year

                           

Light drinker

9.68

1.24

5.90

1.01

22.43

3.45

8.50

1.83

11.89

2.04

#3.97

2.19

Moderate drinker

27.67

2.06

30.63

2.49

17.66

3.02

27.09

3.58

28.29

2.91

28.12

6.18

Heavier drinker

60.84

2.16

61.61

2.54

58.24

4.30

62.33

3.55

57.94

3.29

67.48

6.54

Age Started Drinking

                           

14 years or younger

                           

Light drinker

50.26

1.39

45.12

1.76

59.10

2.04

35.56

2.85

53.79

1.82

53.10

2.91

53.78

4.79

Moderate drinker

20.40

1.10

23.66

1.48

14.80

1.49

24.88

2.59

19.28

1.55

18.46

2.27

23.46

3.82

Heavier drinker

28.59

1.30

30.36

1.80

25.56

1.87

39.14

2.70

26.41

1.91

26.67

2.55

22.76

4.00

15 to 17 years

                           

Light drinker

53.59

0.78

44.72

1.04

66.83

1.04

47.30

1.61

54.90

1.11

56.39

1.48

54.85

2.45

Moderate drinker

24.28

0.66

30.60

0.94

14.83

0.83

23.70

1.42

25.50

0.97

21.57

1.41

26.14

2.20

Heavier drinker

21.34

0.63

23.63

0.87

17.92

0.89

27.91

1.48

18.93

0.84

21.22

1.36

18.37

1.97

18 to 20 years

                           

Light drinker

61.58

0.73

50.57

1.04

75.34

0.81

65.41

1.63

60.84

1.04

61.06

1.11

60.80

1.60

Moderate drinker

23.55

0.51

33.03

0.81

11.71

0.56

20.36

1.36

24.33

0.78

24.32

0.90

22.47

1.36

Heavier drinker

14.14

0.48

15.60

0.66

12.32

0.59

13.62

1.15

14.04

0.72

14.11

0.76

15.41

1.21

21 years or older

                           

Light drinker

72.66

0.62

63.11

1.13

79.03

0.68

80.33

2.33

75.95

0.88

68.63

1.07

70.66

1.44

Moderate drinker

16.79

0.53

26.14

0.97

10.56

0.54

14.11

1.95

15.97

0.80

17.67

0.88

17.85

1.29

Heavier drinker

10.09

0.38

10.15

0.65

10.04

0.51

4.62

1.10

7.60

0.55

13.35

0.74

11.01

0.92

Family History of Alcoholism

                           

None

                           

Light drinker

63.18

0.68

53.80

0.95

75.61

0.77

60.19

1.52

63.82

0.88

62.65

1.18

65.22

1.30

Moderate drinker

22.24

0.50

30.09

0.74

11.84

0.55

20.81

1.30

22.36

0.72

23.27

0.90

21.08

1.03

Heavier drinker

13.09

0.48

14.48

0.66

11.25

0.52

17.56

1.28

12.38

0.68

12.44

0.77

12.31

0.80

2nd degree relatives only

                           

Light drinker

60.79

0.80

48.82

1.13

74.18

1.03

57.04

1.97

61.77

1.15

60.90

1.57

64.04

2.54

Moderate drinker

23.09

0.66

32.66

1.09

12.38

0.70

23.41

1.54

23.81

0.99

21.66

1.24

22.77

2.40

Heavier drinker

15.53

0.64

17.62

0.94

13.19

0.82

18.33

1.44

13.94

0.84

17.02

1.19

12.89

1.76

1st degree relatives only

                           

Light drinker

62.60

0.96

52.77

1.33

72.80

1.19

56.76

3.53

62.41

1.66

63.93

1.59

63.04

2.23

Moderate drinker

19.26

0.81

26.82

1.26

11.40

0.83

20.86

3.03

20.20

1.50

17.13

1.33

21.11

2.04

Heavier drinker

17.37

0.77

19.58

1.08

15.09

1.03

21.97

3.00

16.60

1.21

18.10

1.37

15.08

1.56

Both 1st and 2nd degree relatives

                           

Light drinker

60.09

0.78

46.15

1.35

71.29

0.96

52.10

2.01

61.01

1.20

61.73

1.35

62.22

2.55

Moderate drinker

19.13

0.60

27.25

1.08

12.61

0.64

19.13

1.67

19.84

0.91

18.55

1.03

16.82

2.02

Heavier drinker

20.05

0.66

25.52

1.08

15.66

0.79

28.06

1.90

18.50

1.05

18.92

1.14

19.94

2.09

Any Parent Alcoholic

                           

Yes

                           

Light drinker

59.75

0.73

46.93

1.16

70.40

0.90

52.18

1.97

60.64

1.09

62.01

1.27

60.43

2.73

Moderate drinker

19.08

0.58

26.94

0.99

12.55

0.62

18.84

1.57

19.72

0.91

17.94

1.00

20.74

2.29

Heavier drinker

20.44

0.67

25.09

1.07

16.57

0.79

28.50

1.75

18.88

1.01

19.25

1.07

18.03

2.01

No

                           

Light drinker

62.58

0.55

52.27

0.76

75.06

0.60

59.02

1.15

63.15

0.75

62.42

0.82

64.81

1.08

Moderate drinker

22.02

0.39

30.36

0.58

11.93

0.41

21.95

1.01

22.53

0.59

21.87

0.61

20.72

0.90

Heavier drinker

14.26

0.36

16.03

0.53

12.11

0.42

17.67

0.87

13.28

0.50

14.52

0.61

13.34

0.68

Married to Alcoholic/Lived with Alcoholic as Married

                           

Yes

                           

Light drinker

63.59

1.07

42.39

2.39

70.30

1.14

49.19

5.65

63.27

1.59

65.36

1.73

64.37

3.13

Moderate drinker

15.70

0.78

26.27

1.94

12.36

0.87

15.06

3.52

16.63

1.20

14.54

1.32

16.31

2.72

Heavier drinker

20.04

0.88

29.72

2.05

16.98

0.96

34.67

5.73

19.37

1.35

19.58

1.44

18.64

2.42

No

                           

Light drinker

61.73

0.49

51.65

0.70

74.53

0.59

57.55

0.99

62.45

0.67

61.84

0.79

64.26

1.05

Moderate drinker

22.00

0.33

29.85

0.51

12.04

0.38

21.36

0.84

22.49

0.52

21.94

0.59

21.14

0.83

Heavier drinker

15.17

0.35

17.24

0.50

12.55

0.42

19.95

0.86

14.06

0.49

15.02

0.56

13.47

0.69

Any Alcohol Treatment in the Past Year

                           

Yes

                           

Light drinker

21.15

3.08

17.83

3.83

29.90

5.27

#15.35

5.11

20.39

4.91

26.93

5.88

#32.48

15.15

Moderate drinker

16.36

2.43

17.84

2.98

#12.48

3.93

#12.56

4.39

18.79

3.58

#13.70

4.48

#22.41

14.38

Heavier drinker

60.26

3.40

61.26

4.12

57.62

5.81

70.72

6.23

58.00

5.24

57.40

6.13

#45.11

15.62

No

                           

Light drinker

62.44

0.48

51.79

0.71

74.14

0.53

58.10

1.00

63.17

0.64

62.66

0.73

64.37

1.00

Moderate drinker

21.41

0.32

29.89

0.51

12.09

0.35

21.33

0.84

21.89

0.50

21.00

0.54

20.71

0.80

Heavier drinker

15.12

0.33

17.08

0.49

12.97

0.39

19.44

0.84

14.00

0.45

15.25

0.54

13.82

0.68

Any Alcohol Treatment in Life

                           

Yes

                           

Light drinker

28.19

1.56

23.34

1.76

41.42

3.00

23.49

4.22

27.71

2.30

30.61

3.05

30.81

6.30

Moderate drinker

24.49

1.60

27.91

1.88

15.15

2.53

20.57

4.40

26.31

2.32

23.55

2.87

21.17

6.24

Heavier drinker

45.73

1.71

47.11

2.09

41.99

2.90

54.81

5.06

44.35

2.55

44.38

3.00

44.43

7.01

No

                           

Light drinker

63.46

0.49

53.00

0.73

74.64

0.53

58.70

1.01

64.40

0.63

63.80

0.75

64.80

1.00

Moderate drinker

21.20

0.33

29.80

0.53

12.01

0.35

21.18

0.83

21.61

0.50

20.81

0.55

20.71

0.80

Heavier drinker

14.32

0.32

15.96

0.48

12.57

0.39

18.97

0.81

13.07

0.44

14.31

0.52

13.44

0.70

Fewer than 10 respondents in the denominator.

#Relative standard error >0.3.

1Percent distributions may not sum to 100 percent due to missing values.

2Light drinker: 3 or fewer drinks per week on average. Moderate drinker: on average more than 3 drinks and up to 7 drinks per week for women and more than 3 drinks and up to 14 drinks per week for men. Heavier drinker: on average more than 1 drink per day for women and more than 2 drinks per day for men.

3Current drinker: 1 or more drinks in the past year.


SOURCE: NIAAA 2001–2002 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions.

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