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Table 5.91 Percentage Reporting Heavy Alcohol Use in Past Month,
by Race/Ethnicity and Sociodemographic Characteristics, 1991-1993
Respondents Aged 12 to 17
Total Asian/ Pac Isl Hispanic Cuba Hispanic Mexico Hispanic Puerto Rico Hispanic Other Non Hispanic Black Non Hispanic White
Total 1.6 0.4 0.4 2.3 0.7 1.4 0.7 1.8
Region:
Northeast 1.2 * * * 1.0 * 0.8 1.3
North Central 1.8 * * 1.0 * * 0.6 2.1
South 1.7 0.1 0.7 3.3 * 0.1 0.9 1.9
West 1.4 * * 1.7 * 2.4 0.3 1.4
Density:
MSA < 1 Million 1.2 0.6 0.5 1.9 0.9 1.1 0.5 1.4
Other MSA 1.9 * * 3.0 * 1.2 0.9 2.1
Not in MSA 1.9 * * 2.6 * * 1.9 1.9
Interview:
Spanish 0.2 * * 0.2 * 0.1 * *
English 1.6 0.4 0.3 2.6 0.7 1.6 0.7 1.8
Family Income:
<$20,000 1.6 0.0 0.5 2.3 0.2 1.3 0.8 2.0
$20-40,000 2.0 * * 2.1 * 1.2 1.0 2.4
>$40,000 1.4 * * 2.6 * 1.8 0.4 1.5
School Dropout:
Yes 6.2 * * 6.8 * * * 7.6
No 1.5 0.4 0.3 2.1 0.7 1.3 0.7 1.7
Family:
Mother/Father 1.3 0.0 0.4 1.8 1.1 0.9 0.4 1.4
Other 2.1 * 0.5 3.3 0.2 2.2 1.0 2.6
Health Insured:
Yes 1.6 0.4 0.3 2.3 0.8 1.5 0.8 1.8
No 1.6 * 0.8 2.3 * 1.1 0.7 1.8
Welfare:
Receives 1.8 * * 3.4 * * 0.9 2.6
Does not 1.6 0.0 0.3 2.2 0.8 1.6 0.7 1.8
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