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Table 5.72 Percentage Reporting Dependence on Alcohol,
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 3.6 2.0 0.9 6.0 3.3 2.8 3.7 3.5
Gender:
Female 2.0 0.6 0.5 2.2 1.7 1.2 2.1 2.1
Male 5.2 3.5 1.4 9.4 5.1 4.6 5.7 5.0
Ages:
12 to 17 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
18 to 25 7.9 2.3 2.7 7.3 4.2 5.7 4.6 9.1
26 to 34 4.7 2.9 1.6 8.4 4.8 3.7 4.5 4.5
35 and older 2.2 1.5 0.4 3.8 2.3 1.3 3.1 2.0
Region:
Northeast 2.9 0.4 0.2 2.8 3.3 2.2 3.7 3.0
North Central 3.3 * * 4.3 5.7 1.7 4.2 3.2
South 3.2 1.0 1.0 6.4 1.2 2.3 3.2 3.1
West 5.1 2.4 * 6.2 3.9 3.4 6.2 5.3
Density:
MSA < 1 Million 3.8 1.8 1.0 5.1 2.9 2.5 4.0 3.9
Other MSA 3.2 * * 6.4 4.4 3.4 3.3 3.1
Not in MSA 3.5 * * 12.2 * 3.3 3.7 3.4
Interview:
Spanish 3.7 * 0.8 4.5 0.5 2.6 * *
English 3.6 2.0 0.9 6.8 3.5 2.8 3.7 3.5
Family Income:
<$20,000 4.1 1.4 0.9 6.2 3.3 2.5 4.2 4.0
$20-40,000 3.5 * 1.0 6.3 2.3 3.3 3.2 3.5
>$40,000 3.2 2.1 0.8 5.7 3.7 2.8 3.4 3.2
Education:
0-8 years 2.4 * * 4.7 1.1 1.7 2.6 1.9
9-11 years 4.0 0.1 2.5 6.9 2.6 3.8 4.7 3.7
12 years 3.9 0.6 0.7 7.3 3.4 3.2 4.1 3.9
>12 years 3.4 3.0 0.7 5.9 4.8 2.6 3.2 3.4
Marital Status:
Married 2.4 2.1 0.5 5.0 2.6 1.8 3.3 2.2
Widowed/div/sep 3.0 0.5 1.0 4.8 4.2 2.2 2.7 3.1
Never married 7.6 2.2 2.2 9.4 3.7 5.5 5.1 8.6
Employment:
Employed 4.0 2.3 0.9 6.9 3.3 2.8 3.6 3.9
Unemployed 6.6 * 1.7 9.8 4.2 4.8 6.2 6.9
Not in labor force 2.1 1.2 0.7 2.4 2.9 2.1 3.2 2.0
Children:
None 4.3 3.0 1.3 7.8 4.4 3.8 4.2 4.2
1 or more 2.5 0.9 0.5 4.7 2.4 1.8 3.2 2.3
Health Insured:
Yes 3.2 2.3 0.7 5.6 3.2 2.6 3.6 3.1
No 5.8 0.7 1.5 6.7 3.3 3.0 4.5 6.4
Welfare:
Receives 5.4 * * 4.6 3.2 3.8 5.7 5.9
Does not 3.5 2.0 0.8 6.1 3.3 2.7 3.5 3.4
N/A: Not Applicable
* Low precision.
Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1991-93