Heavy Drinking - (Calculated Variable)*
Kentucky BRFSS 2002


Demographic
Groups

Total
Respond.#
No
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Yes
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6961 6824  97.0  (96.1-97.7) 137   3.0  ( 2.3- 3.9)
     GENDER      
Male 2319 2236  95.3  (93.4-96.6)  83   4.7  ( 3.4- 6.6)
Female 4642 4588  98.6  (97.9-99.0)  54   1.4  ( 1.0- 2.1)
   RACE/ETHNICITY      
White/NH 6510 6380  96.8  (95.8-97.6) 130   3.2  ( 2.4- 4.2)
African American/NH  219  216  98.6  (95.6-99.6)   3   1.4  ( 0.4- 4.4)
       AGE      
18-24  428  407  93.2  (87.5-96.5)  21   6.8  ( 3.5-12.5)
25-34  964  943  96.1  (93.0-97.9)  21   3.9  ( 2.1- 7.0)
35-44 1278 1249  97.5  (96.0-98.4)  29   2.5  ( 1.6- 4.0)
45-54 1336 1305  97.4  (95.8-98.4)  31   2.6  ( 1.6- 4.2)
55-64 1135 1119  98.5  (97.0-99.3)  16   1.5  ( 0.7- 3.0)
65+ 1786 1767  98.6  (97.4-99.3)  19   1.4  ( 0.7- 2.6)
     EDUCATION      
Less Than H.S. 1596 1574  95.0  (90.6-97.4)  22   5.0  ( 2.6- 9.4)
H.S. or G.E.D. 2724 2672  97.4  (96.0-98.3)  52   2.6  ( 1.7- 4.0)
Some Post-H.S. 1563 1529  97.8  (96.7-98.5)  34   2.2  ( 1.5- 3.3)
College Graduate 1051 1022  97.0  (95.1-98.2)  29   3.0  ( 1.8- 4.9)
  HOUSEHOLD INCOME      
Less than $15,000  944  933  98.5  (97.0-99.2)  11   1.5  ( 0.8- 3.0)
$15,000- 24,999 1071 1047  97.8  (96.2-98.7)  24   2.2  ( 1.3- 3.8)
$25,000- 34,999  732  710  93.2  (87.0-96.6)  22   6.8  ( 3.4-13.0)
$35,000- 49,999  845  821  96.7  (94.6-98.0)  24   3.3  ( 2.0- 5.4)
$50,000 - 74,999  722  707  98.2  (96.7-99.0)  15   1.8  ( 1.0- 3.3)
$75,000 +  474  458  96.8  (94.2-98.2)  16   3.2  ( 1.8- 5.8)

'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.
#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.