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Table 5.90 Percentage Reporting Heavy Alcohol Use in Past Month,
by Race/Ethnicity and Sociodemographic Characteristics, 1991-1993
Respondents Aged 12 and Older
Total Asian/ Pac Isl Hispanic Cuba Hispanic Mexico Hispanic Puerto Rico Hispanic Other Non Hispanic Black Non Hispanic White
Total 5.1 0.9 2.8 6.9 4.0 3.4 4.7 5.3
Gender:
Female 2.0 0.2 0.8 1.7 1.2 1.3 1.8 2.1
Male 8.6 1.8 5.2 11.6 7.3 5.9 8.1 8.8
Ages:
12 to 17 1.6 0.4 0.4 2.3 0.7 1.4 0.7 1.8
18 to 25 10.9 1.6 6.8 7.9 7.0 6.6 5.2 12.9
26 to 34 7.1 1.4 3.4 8.2 6.7 4.1 7.0 7.4
35 and older 3.8 0.7 2.3 7.3 3.0 2.5 4.6 3.7
Region:
Northeast 5.2 0.6 0.7 8.8 3.9 2.9 4.2 5.7
North Central 5.6 0.6 * 6.2 4.9 2.6 4.2 5.9
South 4.8 0.8 3.5 8.0 3.9 2.8 4.9 4.8
West 5.0 1.2 * 6.4 4.0 4.1 5.0 5.2
Density:
MSA < 1 Million 4.8 0.9 3.1 6.1 3.8 2.6 4.6 5.2
Other MSA 5.3 1.2 * 7.5 4.8 5.3 5.5 5.3
Not in MSA 5.5 * * 10.3 * 4.8 3.4 5.7
Interview:
Spanish 5.1 * 3.9 6.2 2.3 2.8 * *
English 5.2 1.0 2.2 7.2 4.2 3.6 4.7 5.3
Family Income:
<$20,000 6.2 1.6 4.7 7.9 3.7 4.1 5.4 6.5
$20-40,000 5.0 0.8 2.7 7.2 4.7 3.5 3.8 5.3
>$40,000 4.5 0.8 1.5 5.3 4.1 2.4 4.0 4.7
Health Insured:
Yes 4.6 1.0 2.1 6.4 3.6 3.1 4.0 4.7
No 8.6 0.5 5.1 7.7 5.8 4.0 7.5 9.9
Welfare:
Receives 6.0 * * 7.9 2.6 3.9 5.3 7.0
Does not 5.1 1.0 2.7 6.8 4.3 3.4 4.5 5.3
Note: Heavy use is defined as drinking five or more drinks per occasion on 5 or more days in the past 30 days.
* Low precision.
Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1991-93