Binge Drinking - (Calculated Variable)*
Kentucky BRFSS 2003


Demographic
Groups

Total
Respond.#
No
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Yes
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7532 7106  90.7  (89.4-91.9) 426   9.3  ( 8.1-10.6)
     GENDER      
Male 2533 2235  84.8  (82.3-87.0) 298  15.2  (13.0-17.7)
Female 4999 4871  96.2  (95.0-97.1) 128   3.8  ( 2.9- 5.0)
   RACE/ETHNICITY      
White/NH 7048 6645  90.9  (89.6-92.1) 403   9.1  ( 7.9-10.4)
African American/NH  248  235  88.3  (77.3-94.3)  13  11.7  ( 5.7-22.7)
Hispanic   98   95  97.8  (93.3-99.3)   3   2.2  ( 0.7- 6.7)
       AGE      
18-24  405  345  80.0  (73.1-85.4)  60  20.0  (14.6-26.9)
25-34 1058  934  83.4  (79.2-87.0) 124  16.6  (13.0-20.8)
35-44 1344 1234  90.2  (87.5-92.4) 110   9.8  ( 7.6-12.5)
45-54 1481 1404  94.4  (92.7-95.8)  77   5.6  ( 4.2- 7.3)
55-64 1333 1294  95.9  (93.7-97.3)  39   4.1  ( 2.7- 6.3)
65+ 1879 1865  98.9  (97.9-99.5)  14   1.1  ( 0.5- 2.1)
     EDUCATION      
Less Than H.S. 1580 1540  94.1  (90.9-96.2)  40   5.9  ( 3.8- 9.1)
H.S. or G.E.D. 2910 2743  91.6  (89.6-93.3) 167   8.4  ( 6.7-10.4)
Some Post-H.S. 1725 1607  88.6  (85.3-91.3) 118  11.4  ( 8.7-14.7)
College Graduate 1289 1188  88.7  (85.4-91.3) 101  11.3  ( 8.7-14.6)
  HOUSEHOLD INCOME      
Less than $15,000 1125 1095  94.8  (90.9-97.0)  30   5.2  ( 3.0- 9.1)
$15,000- 24,999 1228 1166  91.7  (87.9-94.3)  62   8.3  ( 5.7-12.1)
$25,000- 34,999  817  765  89.7  (85.4-92.9)  52  10.3  ( 7.1-14.6)
$35,000- 49,999  904  841  90.5  (87.1-93.1)  63   9.5  ( 6.9-12.9)
$50,000 - 74,999  772  692  87.6  (83.3-90.9)  80  12.4  ( 9.1-16.7)
$75,000 +  618  557  85.5  (79.6-89.9)  61  14.5  (10.1-20.4)

'Yes' means those respondents who have had five or more drinks on one or more occasions 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.