Binge Drinking - (Calculated Variable)*
Kentucky BRFSS 2002


Demographic
Groups

Total
Respond.#
No
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Yes
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6963 6659  92.1  (90.7-93.3) 304   7.9  ( 6.7- 9.3)
     GENDER      
Male 2317 2100  87.1  (84.5-89.3) 217  12.9  (10.7-15.5)
Female 4646 4559  96.6  (95.4-97.5)  87   3.4  ( 2.5- 4.6)
   RACE/ETHNICITY      
White/NH 6511 6228  91.9  (90.5-93.2) 283   8.1  ( 6.8- 9.5)
African American/NH  218  210  96.3  (91.7-98.4)   8   3.7  ( 1.6- 8.3)
       AGE      
18-24  430  374  84.0  (77.7-88.8)  56  16.0  (11.2-22.3)
25-34  967  889  86.2  (81.6-89.8)  78  13.8  (10.2-18.4)
35-44 1278 1202  91.8  (88.9-94.0)  76   8.2  ( 6.0-11.1)
45-54 1333 1274  94.2  (91.1-96.2)  59   5.8  ( 3.8- 8.9)
55-64 1133 1112  97.5  (95.6-98.6)  21   2.5  ( 1.4- 4.4)
65+ 1788 1774  98.7  (97.3-99.4)  14   1.3  ( 0.6- 2.7)
     EDUCATION      
Less Than H.S. 1597 1547  90.6  (86.0-93.8)  50   9.4  ( 6.2-14.0)
H.S. or G.E.D. 2724 2593  92.4  (90.1-94.1) 131   7.6  ( 5.9- 9.9)
Some Post-H.S. 1561 1488  92.3  (89.7-94.3)  73   7.7  ( 5.7-10.3)
College Graduate 1052 1003  92.5  (89.2-94.9)  49   7.5  ( 5.1-10.8)
  HOUSEHOLD INCOME      
Less than $15,000  942  914  96.6  (94.5-97.8)  28   3.4  ( 2.2- 5.5)
$15,000- 24,999 1074 1020  92.1  (88.0-94.9)  54   7.9  ( 5.1-12.0)
$25,000- 34,999  732  695  89.0  (82.9-93.1)  37  11.0  ( 6.9-17.1)
$35,000- 49,999  849  794  90.3  (86.7-93.0)  55   9.7  ( 7.0-13.3)
$50,000 - 74,999  725  684  88.1  (82.6-92.1)  41  11.9  ( 7.9-17.4)
$75,000 +  470  446  93.9  (89.7-96.4)  24   6.1  ( 3.6-10.3)

'Yes' means those respondents who have had five or more drinks on one or more occasions in the past month.
#Use caution in interpreting data for total respondents less than 50. N = Cell Size, NH = Non-Hispanic, %
= Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.
Unless stated differently above, Missing, 'Don't know', and Refused responses are excluded.