Table 2-6. Rate per 1,000 population of selected past-year health conditions, by sex and age group, according to frequency of drinking enough to feel drunk in the past year, among current drinkers,1 United States, 2001–2002.

Drinking enough to feel drunk
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.

Never in the past year

                           

Hardening of the arteries or arteriosclerosis

13.57

1.19

16.71

1.82

10.56

1.29

0.00

0.00

#1.69

0.58

12.36

2.08

53.70

4.71

High blood pressure or hypertension

180.52

4.55

178.27

5.89

182.68

5.40

22.31

4.18

68.00

4.65

243.53

6.89

405.20

10.36

Cirrhosis of the liver

1.50

0.36

2.35

0.65

#0.70

0.34

0.00

0.00

#1.01

0.41

#1.80

0.75

#2.88

1.18

Any other form of liver disease

4.32

0.58

4.64

0.84

4.02

0.79

#3.53

1.59

2.31

0.60

6.77

1.26

#4.19

1.34

Chest pain or angina pectoris

30.66

1.69

31.55

2.43

29.82

2.24

12.01

3.19

12.82

1.84

37.28

3.11

70.60

5.55

Rapid Heart beat or tachycardia

33.76

1.81

28.54

2.31

38.75

2.42

#11.73

3.89

17.50

2.14

42.20

3.06

67.32

5.52

Heart attack or myocardial infarction

5.97

0.61

8.24

1.08

3.81

0.67

#1.15

0.82

#1.25

0.46

7.58

1.26

16.81

2.29

Any other form of Heart disease

22.50

1.37

26.42

2.01

18.76

1.63

#2.13

1.21

5.82

0.97

25.14

2.34

69.60

5.48

Stomach ulcer

18.73

1.27

16.07

1.73

21.26

1.61

13.33

3.17

17.69

1.92

20.19

2.24

20.86

2.85

Gastritis

42.66

2.00

34.13

2.67

50.80

2.79

16.49

3.68

34.62

3.08

47.85

3.61

65.08

5.47

Arthritis

169.41

5.10

137.71

5.80

199.70

6.60

21.57

4.82

63.51

4.15

213.02

7.70

416.44

10.02

Schizophrenia or psychotic illness

2.47

0.48

#2.26

0.69

2.68

0.59

#2.89

1.20

#1.97

0.83

3.27

0.89

#1.69

0.83

Any of the above diseases

333.64

6.84

311.72

8.57

354.59

8.02

82.02

8.93

163.31

7.14

427.32

8.68

684.13

9.78

1 to 11 times in the past year

                           

Hardening of the arteries or arteriosclerosis

5.64

1.15

8.22

1.85

#2.50

1.11

0.00

0.00

#1.66

0.76

#12.04

3.77

67.98

20.12

High blood pressure or hypertension

106.39

4.84

125.11

7.23

83.56

5.69

34.13

6.19

67.82

5.37

217.04

12.47

451.52

39.42

Cirrhosis of the liver

#0.87

0.68

#1.22

1.22

#0.45

0.28

0.00

0.00

#0.06

0.06

#3.31

2.98

#3.07

3.05

Any other form of liver disease

3.46

0.98

#3.62

1.22

#3.26

1.12

#1.26

1.06

#3.16

1.46

#5.95

1.92

#4.35

3.49

Chest pain or angina pectoris

20.67

2.10

21.84

3.09

19.24

2.71

9.73

2.66

13.13

2.42

42.56

6.44

65.30

19.11

Rapid Heart beat or tachycardia

24.85

2.11

20.08

2.51

30.66

3.79

16.73

4.09

18.78

2.66

38.58

6.46

86.17

21.58

Heart attack or myocardial infarction

#2.06

0.62

#2.57

0.95

#1.45

0.74

0.00

0.00

#1.28

0.67

#4.96

2.06

#8.08

6.28

Any other form of Heart disease

12.85

1.79

14.35

2.37

11.02

2.34

#10.31

3.54

7.38

1.80

22.86

4.72

#54.65

20.87

Stomach ulcer

20.15

2.09

17.09

2.81

23.87

2.78

20.25

5.01

19.35

2.53

22.86

4.32

#13.60

7.65

Gastritis

29.60

2.55

23.92

3.26

36.53

4.01

20.25

4.74

26.85

3.27

33.69

5.11

110.99

23.32

Arthritis

92.17

4.06

85.12

5.57

100.76

5.96

19.86

4.48

70.30

5.17

171.57

10.87

365.77

39.10

Schizophrenia or psychotic illness

3.89

1.04

#4.15

1.59

#3.57

1.26

#3.47

1.89

3.98

1.18

#3.18

2.96

#10.31

10.27

Any of the above diseases

217.26

6.76

220.16

9.78

213.73

8.61

103.68

10.56

172.52

8.34

368.93

14.20

634.35

39.64

12 or more times in the past year

                           

Hardening of the arteries or arteriosclerosis

6.00

1.62

#7.18

2.23

#3.44

1.90

0.00

0.00

#1.98

1.56

#15.42

6.90

#58.59

20.76

High blood pressure or hypertension

102.44

7.51

100.42

8.64

106.83

13.97

45.62

9.06

68.74

9.17

247.00

24.21

363.85

45.04

Cirrhosis of the liver

#4.42

1.70

#6.17

2.47

#0.62

0.62

#0.56

0.56

#5.21

3.33

#10.57

4.56

#4.56

4.52

Any other form of liver disease

5.94

1.52

7.71

2.12

#2.11

1.48

#0.43

0.41

#6.86

2.83

#14.27

5.16

#9.85

6.94

Chest pain or angina pectoris

26.90

4.26

26.48

4.92

#27.80

8.73

#10.46

3.60

32.96

8.52

39.90

8.83

#46.98

18.97

Rapid Heart beat or tachycardia

22.78

3.93

19.48

4.20

29.92

8.36

#10.18

3.97

#22.12

6.64

40.77

10.01

#62.51

22.10

Heart attack or myocardial infarction

#4.30

1.41

#3.22

1.40

#6.65

3.33

#1.53

1.53

#2.41

1.90

#5.35

3.68

#40.46

17.45

Any other form of Heart disease

14.36

2.88

14.33

3.49

#14.43

4.55

#5.93

3.08

#13.30

4.70

24.00

6.74

#55.45

21.07

Stomach ulcer

20.34

2.83

18.73

3.32

23.84

5.39

20.09

5.41

20.21

4.30

23.66

6.67

#12.05

7.40

Gastritis

27.50

3.60

24.96

4.11

33.00

7.57

#15.08

4.83

25.94

5.98

53.85

11.25

#45.64

18.85

Arthritis

76.04

6.01

73.17

8.10

82.29

9.47

17.62

5.13

54.54

7.59

185.32

20.28

352.22

42.39

Schizophrenia or psychotic illness

#4.79

1.68

#4.94

2.20

#4.46

1.85

#2.25

1.55

#5.29

2.87

#10.31

5.06

0.00

0.00

Any of the above diseases

206.47

11.09

201.32

13.46

217.63

17.72

93.28

11.64

175.53

15.45

416.74

27.78

640.81

44.43

#Relative standard error >0.3.

1Current 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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