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Acute Use of Alcohol
Based on BRFSS indicators (baseline data from 1989-94)
[see definition]

PERCENTAGE reporting ACUTE USE OF ALCOHOL
by race/ethnicity, gender & age,
Oregon BRFSS, 1989-1993

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                        ACUTE DRINKERS****     TOTAL
                         wgt percent     Respondents
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ALL RACES/ETHNIC GROUPS
  Total                      15%              14501
  Male                       23%               6182
  Female                      7%               8319
  18-34 years                25%               4346
  35-64 years                12%               7227
Race/Ethnicity
WHITE***
  Total                      15%              13566
  Male                       23%               5752
  Female                      8%               7814
  18-34 years                26%               3921
  35-64 years                12%               6788
ASIAN***
  Total                       9%                190
  Male                       19%                 84
  Female                     *2%                106
  18-34 years                11%                104
  35-64 years                 8%                 76
AFRICAN AMERICAN***
  Total                      21%                129
  Male                       30%                 61
  Female                     10%                 68
  18-34 years                34%                 52
  35-64 years                13%                 65
AMERICAN INDIAN***
  Total                      18%                196
  Male                       28%                 89
  Female                      9%                107
  18-34 years                26%                 74
  35-64 years                14%                104
HISPANIC***
  Total                      18%                420
  Male                       26%                196
  Female                      5%                224
  18-34 years                19%                195
  35-64 years                17%                194
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   *Estimate may be unreliable: <5 resp. with condition.
  **Estimate may be unreliable: <50 respondents.
 ***Hispanics include all races; other groups
    are non-Hispanic only.
****Consumed 5 or more drinks on at least one occasion
    in month which preceded interview.