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New Jersey Behavioral Risk Factor Survey
CDC Summary Prevalence Tables, 2003

Alcohol Consumption 

Binge Drinking

Binge Drinking: Defined as having 5 or more drinks on 1 occasion.
C.I. = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level)
Denominator includes all respondents except those with do not know/refused/missing responses.
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

 

Total # of Respondents

No

C.I.

Yes

C.I.

All Adults

11215

91.6

90.8-92.5

8.3

7.51-9.19

 

Binge Drinking by Age

Age Group

Total # of Respondents

No

C.I.

Yes

C.I.

18-24

555

66.6

62.2-71.1

33.4

29.0-37.8

25-34

1551

73.8

71.1-76.5

26.2

23.5-28.9

35-44

2433

82.5

80.7-84.4

17.5

15.7-19.3

45-54

2344

87.6

85.9-89.3

12.4

10.7-14.0

55-64

1691

91.4

89.9-93.0

8.5

7.02-10.1

65+

2454

96.3

95.4-97.3

3.6

2.83-4.47

 

Binge Drinking by Sex

Gender Group

Total # of Respondents

No

C.I.

Yes

C.I.

Male

4450

75.6

74.0-77.3

24.3

22.8-25.9

Female

6765

91.6

90.8-92.5

8.3

7.51-9.19

 

Binge Drinking by Income

Income Group

Total # of Respondents

No

C.I.

Yes

C.I.

< $15,000

701

90.0

86.5-93.5

10.0

6.59-13.4

$15,000-24,999

1422

83.7

80.9-86.5

16.3

13.5-19.0

$25,000-34,999

999

85.8

82.9-88.6

14.3

11.5-17.0

$35,000-49,999

1456

82.7

80.0-85.4

17.3

14.6-20.0

$50,000-74,999

1649

84.2

82.1-86.3

15.8

13.7-17.9

$75,000+

3385

80.7

79.1-82.4

19.3

17.6-20.9

 

Binge Drinking by Education

Education Group

Total # of Respondents

No

C.I.

Yes

C.I.

Less than H.S.

878

85.3

81.9-88.7

14.7

11.3-18.0

H.S. or G.E.D.

3055

83.7

81.9-85.5

16.3

14.6-18.1

Some Post-H.S.

2617

82.9

81.0-84.8

17.1

15.2-19.0

College Graduate

4626

84.6

83.3-85.9

15.4

14.1-16.7

 

Binge Drinking by Race/Ethnicity

Racial/ Ethnic Group

Total # of Respondents

No

C.I.

Yes

C.I.

White/Non-Hispanic

8464

83.3

82.2-84.3

16.7

15.7-17.8

Black or African American/Non-Hispanic

1025

89.7

87.3-92.1

10.3

7.89-12.7

Other Race/Non-Hispanic

531

89.7

86.2-93.1

10.3

7.07-13.6

Multiracial/Non-Hispanic

61

83.1

72.2-94.0

16.9

6.03-27.8

Hispanic

986

80.4

77.2-83.6

19.6

16.5

C.I = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level)

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