Table 12. Driver’s alcohol involvement1 in fatal traffic crashes, according to sex and age, United States, 1998 and 2004.
Sex and age Drivers
1998 2004
Total Alcohol-involved Total Alcohol-involved
Number Percent Number Percent
Both sexes
Under 16 361 56 15.4 345 48 14.0
16–20 7,767 1,721 22.2 7,755 1,772 22.8
21–24 5,613 2,100 37.4 6,413 2,507 39.1
25–29 6,211 2,073 33.4 5,997 2,053 34.2
30–34 5,714 1,767 30.9 5,245 1,506 28.7
35–39 5,997 1,792 29.9 5,326 1,443 27.1
40–44 5,244 1,344 25.6 5,417 1,415 26.1
45–49 4,201 958 22.8 5,107 1,203 23.5
50–54 3,489 632 18.1 4,041 774 19.2
55–59 2,565 393 15.3 3,217 531 16.5
60–64 1,913 213 11.2 2,395 319 13.3
65–69 1,748 174 10.0 1,679 190 11.3
70–74 1,651 140 8.5 1,391 118 8.5
75–79 1,439 97 6.8 1,385 103 7.5
80+ 1,852 100 5.4 1,784 106 6.0
Total2 56,604 13,840 24.5 58,395 14,284 24.5
Male3
Under 16 250 39 15.8 254 36 14.0
16–20 5,517 1,460 26.5 5,435 1,467 27.0
21–24 4,321 1,827 42.3 4,870 2,159 44.3
25–29 4,611 1,746 37.9 4,471 1,762 39.4
30–34 4,196 1,426 34.0 3,886 1,247 32.1
35–39 4,356 1,414 32.5 3,931 1,173 29.8
40–44 3,915 1,087 27.8 4,103 1,179 28.7
45–49 3,130 811 25.9 3,791 983 25.9
50–54 2,572 545 21.2 3,001 648 21.6
55–59 1,884 328 17.4 2,380 447 18.8
60–64 1,396 182 13.0 1,747 276 15.8
65–69 1,212 156 12.9 1,178 158 13.4
70–74 1,102 114 10.4 977 102 10.4
75–79 934 79 8.5 900 84 9.3
80+ 1,287 83 6.5 1,206 87 7.2
Total2 40,816 11,345 27.8 42,250 11,838 28.0
Female3
Under 16 111 16 14.7 91 13 14.0
16–20 2,250 261 11.6 2,320 305 13.2
21–24 1,292 273 21.1 1,542 348 22.6
25–29 1,600 327 20.4 1,525 292 19.1
30–34 1,518 341 22.5 1,359 259 19.1
35–39 1,641 378 23.0 1,394 270 19.4
40–44 1,327 256 19.3 1,314 236 17.9
45–49 1,071 147 13.7 1,315 219 16.7
50–54 916 87 9.5 1,040 126 12.1
55–59 681 64 9.4 837 84 10.0
60–64 517 32 6.2 648 44 6.7
65–69 536 18 3.4 501 33 6.6
70–74 548 26 4.7 414 16 3.9
75–79 505 18 3.5 485 20 4.0
80+ 565 16 2.9 578 20 3.4
Total2 15,089 2,262 15.0 15,384 2,286 14.9

1  When alcohol tests were not done or test results are unknown, imputed blood alcohol concentration (BAC) data provided by NHTSA are used.

2  Including drivers whose age is unknown.

3  The sum of the male and female drivers may not always equal the number for both sexes in a corresponding category because drivers with missing data on sex are excluded from the male and female subcategories.

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