1996 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse:  Preliminary Results

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70617 (22B)             PRELIMINARY DATA - AS OF JUNE 1997 

Table 34. Percentages Reporting Past Month Alcohol Use, Past Month "Binge" Alcohol Use, and Past Month Heavy Alcohol Use in the U.S. Population of Females Aged 15 to 44, by Pregnancy Status and Demographic Characteristics: Annual Averages Based on 1995 and 1996 Samples


LEVEL OF ALCOHOL USE IN PAST MONTH


Any Alcohol Use

"Binge" Alcohol Use

Heavy Alcohol Use

Demographic

Characteristics

Pregnant

Not

Pregnant

Pregnant

Not

Pregnant

Pregnant

Not

Pregnant

TOTAL

16.1

53.3

1.6

13.4

0.5

3.0








AGE







15-25

17.3

48.5

1.9

17.6

0.7

4.7

26-44

15.2

55.7

1.3

11.4

0.4

2.2








RACE/ETHNICITY







White

18.6

59.3

1.4

15.6

0.4

3.5

Black

14.3

41.9

1.9

7.8

*

2.3

Hispanic

8.8

37.7

2.6

8.8

1.0

2.2








MARITAL STATUS







Married

13.3

53.3

0.5

9.2

*

1.7

Not Married

23.3

53.4

4.4

17.8

1.5

4.5

Never Married

20.9

51.4

3.7

17.8

1.5

4.6

Divorced, Separated

*

59.7

*

17.7

*

4.0








POPULATION DENSITY1







Large Metro

16.8

55.5

1.4

13.7

0.7

2.9

Small Metro

15.6

54.8

1.6

14.1

*

3.5

Nonmetro

15.3

46.8

2.0

11.9

*

2.6








PARENTAL STATUS







No Children

20.4

55.1

2.8

17.7

0.7

4.3

Has Child Aged <22

13.1

45.6

1.3

8.9

*

2.0

All Children Aged >22

13.4

53.8

0.5

10.2

*

1.9








TRIMESTER3







First

25.2

N/A

3.0

N/A

*

N/A

Second

9.0

N/A

*

N/A

*

N/A

Third

11.6

N/A

0.9

N/A

*

N/A







ADULT EDUCATION4







<High School

22.5

43.3

3.4

14.5

2.0

4.5

High School Grad

14.5

52.5

0.9

13.8

*

3.1

Some College

16.6

58.5

2.3

14.9

*

3.3

College Graduate

11.6

65.3

*

12.4

*

1.9

*Low precision; no estimate reported.

N/A: Not applicable.

NOTE:"Binge" Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on at least one day in the past 30 days. By "occasion" is meant at the same time or within a couple hours of each other. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of five or more days in the past 30 days; all Heavy Alcohol Users are also "Binge" Alcohol Users.

NOTE:The sum of the pregnant and not pregnant females aged 15-44 is less than the total of all females aged 15-44 because of item nonresponse to the pregnancy question.

1Population density is based on 1990 MSA classifications and their 1990 Census of Population counts.

2The respondent and the child(ren) both (all) reside in the same household.

3Trimester not reported by all pregnant respondents.

4Data on adult education not shown for persons aged 12-17. Estimates for adult education are for persons aged 18 to 44.

Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1995 and 1996.

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