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Table 5.22 Percentage Using Alcohol in the Past Year,
by Race/Ethnicity and Sociodemographic Characteristics, 1991-1993
Respondents Aged 18 and Older
Total Asian/ Pac Isl Hispanic Cuba Hispanic Mexico Hispanic Puerto Rico Hispanic Other Non Hispanic Black Non Hispanic White
Total 69.8 57.0 68.1 68.9 63.7 66.0 59.6 71.9
Gender:
Female 64.7 46.0 60.9 56.1 56.9 55.4 53.7 67.8
Male 75.5 69.3 76.5 80.5 72.0 78.3 67.0 76.5
Ages:
12 to 17 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
18 to 25 79.9 67.5 72.5 72.2 65.9 67.7 68.3 84.2
26 to 34 80.3 63.6 81.3 73.7 73.8 71.1 70.7 83.5
35 and older 64.1 51.1 64.1 64.1 58.8 62.7 52.2 66.0
Region:
Northeast 75.0 54.1 79.5 76.4 63.6 68.8 66.6 77.3
North Central 72.7 41.1 * 74.1 59.9 * 61.7 74.5
South 62.3 65.5 62.5 65.4 62.4 69.3 55.1 63.6
West 74.2 59.3 * 69.8 * 63.2 66.7 77.7
Density:
MSA < 1 Million 73.2 58.0 68.2 69.8 62.4 65.0 61.4 77.7
Other MSA 70.0 * * 67.8 70.2 70.9 60.7 71.5
Not in MSA 63.1 * * 66.0 * 65.3 49.4 64.0
Interview:
Spanish 58.8 * 62.1 60.0 47.3 56.5 * *
English 70.1 57.0 71.8 73.8 65.2 69.4 59.6 72.0
Family Income:
<$20,000 60.9 60.6 54.8 62.8 57.1 57.1 55.0 62.3
$20-40,000 68.0 * * 70.0 59.3 69.2 59.0 70.0
>$40,000 76.5 58.0 76.7 76.9 73.8 75.0 66.5 78.2
Education:
0-8 years 41.3 * * 56.6 38.1 50.0 38.1 36.7
9-11 years 59.2 * * 71.4 60.9 62.7 55.6 58.9
12 years 69.2 52.2 68.4 74.6 67.0 68.4 61.9 70.6
>12 years 79.0 61.6 82.3 78.5 76.1 76.2 65.3 81.3
Marital Status:
Married 69.5 54.9 70.2 67.2 63.2 66.9 57.5 71.3
Widowed/div/sep 60.4 * 51.7 66.0 58.8 60.7 51.7 62.6
Never married 79.3 70.0 77.5 74.9 69.0 67.0 68.5 83.6
Employment:
Employed 76.7 59.4 76.2 75.8 72.8 71.7 65.2 79.1
Unemployed 72.8 * * 72.0 69.7 66.8 67.3 75.7
Not in labor force 55.2 50.4 48.0 49.3 44.3 52.6 44.4 57.2
Children:
None 69.2 60.8 65.7 72.6 64.7 70.8 59.0 70.6
1 or more 70.7 52.1 70.9 66.5 63.3 62.0 60.3 74.0
Health Insured:
Yes 69.9 55.8 70.1 71.1 63.4 67.1 58.5 71.9
No 69.6 62.8 61.6 65.1 64.8 63.6 64.4 72.6
Welfare:
Receives 66.6 * * 59.4 54.4 57.2 62.7 72.8
Does not 70.0 57.5 69.1 69.6 65.5 66.6 59.1 71.9
N/A: Not Applicable
* Low precision.
Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1991-93