Table 2-2. Rate per 1,000 population of selected past-year health conditions, by sex and age group, according to average drinking level1 in the past year, among current drinkers2, United States, 2001–2002.

Average drinking level
and health conditions

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.

Light drinker

                           

Hardening of the arteries or arteriosclerosis

11.59

1.04

15.86

1.79

8.31

1.01

0.00

0.00

#1.48

0.54

12.89

2.48

60.05

5.94

High blood pressure or hypertension

157.12

3.90

155.36

5.85

158.47

4.69

28.88

3.88

68.55

4.19

245.40

7.41

408.03

12.36

Cirrhosis of the liver

1.10

0.32

#1.98

0.67

#0.42

0.23

0.00

0.00

#0.71

0.35

#1.66

0.80

#2.38

1.23

Any other form of liver disease

4.32

0.61

4.75

0.96

3.99

0.73

#2.46

1.06

3.20

0.86

6.79

1.33

#4.19

1.55

Chest pain or angina pectoris

30.29

1.79

32.82

2.67

28.34

2.09

9.30

2.20

15.93

2.01

43.14

3.92

75.01

6.93

Rapid Heart beat or tachycardia

33.22

1.86

27.29

2.46

37.78

2.29

8.52

2.35

21.51

2.23

46.64

3.50

70.48

6.61

Heart attack or myocardial infarction

5.27

0.61

7.36

1.09

3.66

0.66

#0.76

0.54

#1.72

0.53

6.91

1.29

19.63

3.08

Any other form of Heart disease

19.78

1.30

23.11

2.06

17.23

1.55

#3.60

1.39

6.99

1.14

26.84

2.68

68.47

6.40

Stomach ulcer

20.47

1.19

17.31

1.72

22.91

1.59

16.81

2.89

20.39

2.01

22.02

2.54

20.83

3.26

Gastritis

41.26

1.92

32.74

2.72

47.82

2.59

19.73

3.55

32.72

2.57

49.58

3.80

76.25

7.11

Arthritis

153.28

4.73

124.51

5.72

175.42

5.73

23.53

4.21

69.20

4.20

221.13

8.51

442.64

13.10

Schizophrenia or psychotic illness

3.26

0.61

#3.10

1.00

3.37

0.68

#3.34

1.33

3.07

0.88

3.74

1.05

#2.59

1.41

Any of the above diseases

304.11

6.24

282.03

8.46

321.10

6.89

92.14

7.55

172.49

6.84

433.77

9.39

705.00

12.75

Moderate drinker

                           

Hardening of the arteries or arteriosclerosis

8.75

1.37

9.44

1.71

#6.87

2.41

0.00

0.00

#0.53

0.32

11.05

2.90

47.92

8.94

High blood pressure or hypertension

135.24

5.85

136.23

6.69

132.53

8.90

41.74

10.78

60.62

6.18

205.53

12.11

372.62

21.43

Cirrhosis of the liver

#1.05

0.59

#0.79

0.64

#1.75

1.30

0.00

0.00

#1.09

1.00

#0.32

0.32

#4.25

3.26

Any other form of liver disease

#2.26

0.70

#2.36

0.71

#1.97

1.11

#2.29

1.80

#1.22

0.69

#4.23

1.46

#1.09

1.09

Chest pain or angina pectoris

18.95

2.27

18.35

2.38

20.59

4.33

10.38

2.93

#5.13

1.73

29.73

5.08

57.88

12.06

Rapid Heart beat or tachycardia

20.41

2.12

16.53

2.25

30.99

4.96

17.90

5.37

9.88

2.03

23.78

4.32

58.28

11.20

Heart attack or myocardial infarction

#2.37

0.76

#2.85

1.01

#1.04

0.62

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

#5.79

2.33

#5.84

2.23

Any other form of Heart disease

19.18

2.35

20.48

2.72

15.64

3.60

#9.42

4.44

#5.42

1.75

23.05

4.45

78.43

13.63

Stomach ulcer

16.54

1.89

16.29

2.32

17.23

3.49

#14.61

5.60

13.98

2.62

19.01

3.90

22.88

5.89

Gastritis

30.82

2.99

27.61

3.30

39.54

5.64

#8.81

3.85

27.99

4.45

36.07

5.75

56.36

9.24

Arthritis

116.20

5.32

104.43

6.39

148.25

9.33

#11.69

4.18

58.88

6.41

164.38

11.07

356.52

18.42

Schizophrenia or psychotic illness

#0.93

0.41

#0.97

0.52

#0.84

0.56

#0.96

0.95

#0.85

0.60

#0.60

0.46

#2.19

2.18

Any of the above diseases

253.45

7.85

246.39

9.43

272.67

12.26

92.21

13.64

149.06

9.17

352.07

14.85

623.79

21.17

Heavier drinker

                           

Hardening of the arteries or arteriosclerosis

10.15

1.83

11.69

2.41

#7.85

2.39

0.00

0.00

#4.46

2.05

12.77

3.62

44.52

10.97

High blood pressure or hypertension

159.97

6.88

173.25

9.48

140.21

10.77

32.61

7.18

78.15

7.89

252.71

15.52

451.22

27.17

Cirrhosis of the liver

#4.64

1.64

#7.23

2.72

#0.78

0.50

#0.71

0.71

#3.16

2.36

#9.27

4.27

#3.86

2.14

Any other form of liver disease

6.99

1.46

9.20

2.18

#3.70

1.47

0.00

0.00

#5.34

2.11

12.20

3.30

#10.76

5.22

Chest pain or angina pectoris

28.98

3.41

31.30

4.62

25.53

5.29

#15.61

5.46

26.20

6.30

31.21

5.87

58.35

12.32

Rapid Heart beat or tachycardia

31.86

3.82

31.70

4.55

32.10

6.68

#21.39

7.57

17.30

5.08

43.53

7.68

76.00

14.08

Heart attack or myocardial infarction

6.22

1.46

7.55

2.01

#4.25

2.04

#1.93

1.93

#1.94

1.39

#8.96

3.09

#23.60

8.08

Any other form of Heart disease

16.77

2.37

19.22

3.32

13.12

2.89

#9.61

4.84

#10.29

3.31

17.83

4.23

53.70

12.48

Stomach ulcer

18.16

2.50

15.49

3.13

22.14

3.68

23.18

6.72

18.04

3.49

17.38

4.26

#11.77

5.83

Gastritis

32.51

3.32

26.25

3.83

41.83

5.98

20.51

6.01

29.15

5.55

40.40

6.19

44.47

10.89

Arthritis

115.82

6.34

102.43

7.36

135.74

9.90

17.77

5.20

55.49

6.88

185.49

14.53

334.21

25.21

Schizophrenia or psychotic illness

#5.35

1.64

#6.96

2.60

#2.97

1.24

#3.88

2.13

#5.82

2.46

#7.36

4.02

0.00

0.00

Any of the above diseases

281.86

9.19

281.91

11.60

281.79

14.25

95.17

13.38

176.71

13.35

419.80

16.65

641.03

24.11

#Relative standard error >0.3.

1Light 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.

2Current 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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