Alcohol Use in the Past Month by Characteristics, 2004

  Type of alcohol use
Characteristic Any
alcohol
use
Binge1
alcohol
use
Heavy
alcohol
use
Age      
 12–17 17.6% 11.1% 2.7%
 18–25 60.5 41.2 15.1
 26 or older 53.0 21.1 6.1
Gender      
 Male 56.9 31.1 10.6
 Female 44.0 14.9 3.5
Hispanic origin and race
 Not Hispanic or Latino 51.8 22.6 7.2
 White 55.2 23.8 7.9
 Black or African American 37.1% 18.3% 4.4%
 American Indian or Alaska Native 36.2 25.8 7.7
 Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander (2) (2) 4.9
 Asian 37.4 12.4 2.7
 Two or more races 52.4 23.5 6.9
 Hispanic or Latino 40.2 24.0 5.3
Total 50.3 22.8 6.9
1. Binge alcohol use is defined as drinking 5 or more drinks on the same occasion. 2. Low precision, no estimate reported.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2003 and 2004. Web: www.oas.samhsa.gov.

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