Heavy Drinking - (Calculated Variable)*
Kentucky BRFSS 2003


Demographic
Groups

Total
Respond.#
No
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Yes
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7529 7367  97.0  (96.3-97.6) 162   3.0  ( 2.4- 3.7)
     GENDER      
Male 2531 2436  95.6  (94.1-96.7)  95   4.4  ( 3.3- 5.9)
Female 4998 4931  98.3  (97.7-98.8)  67   1.7  ( 1.2- 2.3)
   RACE/ETHNICITY      
White/NH 7047 6892  97.0  (96.2-97.6) 155   3.0  ( 2.4- 3.8)
African American/NH  247  241  95.9  (84.0-99.1)   6   4.1  ( 0.9-16.0)
Hispanic   98   97  99.2  (94.7-99.9)   1   0.8  ( 0.1- 5.3)
       AGE      
18-24  402  382  93.4  (88.7-96.3)  20   6.6  ( 3.7-11.3)
25-34 1055 1025  97.6  (96.3-98.5)  30   2.4  ( 1.5- 3.7)
35-44 1342 1315  97.2  (95.3-98.4)  27   2.8  ( 1.6- 4.7)
45-54 1482 1442  97.1  (95.6-98.1)  40   2.9  ( 1.9- 4.4)
55-64 1335 1313  97.6  (95.9-98.6)  22   2.4  ( 1.4- 4.1)
65+ 1881 1858  98.2  (96.5-99.1)  23   1.8  ( 0.9- 3.5)
     EDUCATION      
Less Than H.S. 1579 1562  97.9  (96.3-98.8)  17   2.1  ( 1.2- 3.7)
H.S. or G.E.D. 2908 2847  97.1  (95.9-98.0)  61   2.9  ( 2.0- 4.1)
Some Post-H.S. 1724 1678  96.0  (93.6-97.5)  46   4.0  ( 2.5- 6.4)
College Graduate 1290 1252  97.3  (95.9-98.2)  38   2.7  ( 1.8- 4.1)
  HOUSEHOLD INCOME      
Less than $15,000 1125 1108  98.2  (96.7-99.0)  17   1.8  ( 1.0- 3.3)
$15,000- 24,999 1229 1200  95.9  (92.5-97.8)  29   4.1  ( 2.2- 7.5)
$25,000- 34,999  813  798  96.6  (93.2-98.3)  15   3.4  ( 1.7- 6.8)
$35,000- 49,999  905  879  96.7  (94.7-97.9)  26   3.3  ( 2.1- 5.3)
$50,000 - 74,999  774  744  96.1  (93.3-97.8)  30   3.9  ( 2.2- 6.7)
$75,000 +  617  598  96.8  (93.4-98.5)  19   3.2  ( 1.5- 6.6)

'Yes' means men having more than two drinks daily in the past month and women having more than one drink
daily in the past month.
# The CDC strongly urges all data users to follow the general rule of not reporting or interpreting percentages
based upon a denominator with fewer than 50 unweighted respondents or confidence intervals with a half-width
of > 10.
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.