Rate per 1,000 population of selected past-year health conditions, by sex, according to having exceeded daily and weekly low-risk drinking limits1 in the past year, among current drinkers,2 United States, 2001–2002.

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Having exceeded daily and weekly low-risk drinking limits
and health conditions

Both sexes/
ages 18 and older

Sex

Estimate

S.E.

Male

Female

Estimate

S.E.

Estimate

S.E.

Did not exceed drinking limits

 

 

Hardening of the arteries or arteriosclerosis

13.64

1.17

17.41

1.86

10.28

1.22

High blood pressure or hypertension

175.68

4.38

174.98

5.97

176.30

5.11


Cirrhosis of the liver


1.32


0.39


#1.98


0.72


#0.73


0.36

Any other form of liver disease

3.61

0.53

3.68

0.81

3.55

0.73


Chest pain or angina pectoris


31.40


1.92


33.90


2.70


29.17


2.43

Rapid heart beat or tachycardia

33.80

1.95

27.27

2.51

39.63

2.58

Heart attack or myocardial infarction

5.28

0.63

6.94

1.03

3.80

0.72

Any other form of heart disease

22.61

1.47

28.22

2.45

17.61

1.56


Stomach ulcer


18.94


1.28


17.44


1.72


20.28


1.70

Gastritis

42.69

2.02

35.72

2.79

48.91

2.72

Arthritis

170.09

5.42

140.79

6.33

196.21

6.85

Schizophrenia or psychotic illness

2.45

0.53

#2.68

0.82

2.25

0.57


Any of the above diseases


328.23


6.79


309.23


8.98


345.17


7.53


Exceeded daily drinking limits only

 

 

Hardening of the arteries or arteriosclerosis

4.92

1.01

6.76

1.55

#2.20

1.07

High blood pressure or hypertension

101.43

4.27

104.64

5.77

96.70

6.44


Cirrhosis of the liver


#0.60


0.30


#0.82


0.49


#0.27


0.20

Any other form of liver disease

4.14

0.84

4.17

1.11

#4.10

1.30


Chest pain or angina pectoris


18.89


1.84


16.75


2.21


22.05


3.14

Rapid heart beat or tachycardia

21.92

1.96

17.03

2.15

29.13

3.52

Heart attack or myocardial infarction

2.92

0.75

#3.59

1.10

#1.93

0.85

Any other form of heart disease

13.45

1.71

12.14

2.09

15.39

2.83


Stomach ulcer


21.06


1.93


17.02


2.46


27.02


3.14

Gastritis

29.99

2.54

22.95

3.10

40.37

4.32

Arthritis

88.40

4.45

77.34

5.73

104.73

7.43

Schizophrenia or psychotic illness

3.08

0.74

#1.69

0.67

#5.14

1.55


Any of the above diseases


214.07


6.40


203.38


8.35


229.86


9.06


Exceeded weekly or both daily and weekly drinking limits

 

 

Hardening of the arteries or arteriosclerosis

10.15

1.83

11.69

2.41

#7.85

2.39

High blood pressure or hypertension

159.97

6.88

173.25

9.48

140.21

10.77


Cirrhosis of the liver


#4.64


1.64


#7.23


2.72


#0.78


0.50

Any other form of liver disease

6.99

1.46

9.20

2.18

#3.70

1.47


Chest pain or angina pectoris


28.98


3.41


31.30


4.62


25.53


5.29

Rapid heart beat or tachycardia

31.86

3.82

31.70

4.55

32.10

6.68

Heart attack or myocardial infarction

6.22

1.46

7.55

2.01

#4.25

2.04

Any other form of heart disease

16.77

2.37

19.22

3.32

13.12

2.89


Stomach ulcer


18.16


2.50


15.49


3.13


22.14


3.68

Gastritis

32.51

3.32

26.25

3.83

41.83

5.98

Arthritis

115.82

6.34

102.43

7.36

135.74

9.90

Schizophrenia or psychotic illness

#5.35

1.64

#6.96

2.60

#2.97

1.24


Any of the above diseases


281.86


9.19


281.91


11.60


281.79


14.25

S.E.: standard error.

#Unreliable estimate with relative standard error > 0.3.

1Exceeding daily drinking limit: 5+ drinks for men and 4+ drinks for women on one or more occasions or the usual or largest ethanol intake of any beverage type greater than 4.5 drinks for men and greater than 3.5 drinks for women. Exceeding weekly drinking limit: on average more than 14 drinks per week for men and more than 7 drinks per week for women.

2Current drinker: 1 or more drinks in the past year.

SOURCE: Alcohol Epidemiologic Data System. Chen, C.M.; Yi, H.; Falk D.E., Stinson, F.S.; Dawson, D.A.; and Grant, B.F. Alcohol Use and Alcohol Use Disorder in the United States: Main Findings from the 2001–2002 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC). U.S. Alcohol Epidemiologic Data Reference Manual, Vol. 8, Number 1. Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (January 2006).