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Region/Urbanicity

The rate of current alcohol use was 59 percent in the North Central region, 54 percent in the Northeast region, 53 percent in the West region, and 47 percent in the South in 1995. Rates of binge use were 20 percent in the North Central, 16 percent in the West, and 14 percent in the South and Northeast. Heavy alcohol use rates were 7.0 percent in the North Central, 5.6 percent in the West, 4.9 percent in Northeast and 4.8 percent in the South.

The rate of past month alcohol use was 56 percent in large metropolitan areas, 52 percent in small metropolitan areas, and 46 percent in nonmetropolitan areas. There was little variation in binge and heavy alcohol use rates by population density.

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