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

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

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                     CHRONIC DRINKERS****     TOTAL
                       wgt percent      Respondents
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ALL RACES/ETHNIC GROUPS
  Total                     4%              14469
  Male                      7%               6166
  Female                    1%               8303
  18-34 years               5%               4340
  35-64 years               4%               7230
Race/Ethnicity
WHITE***
  Total                     4%              13536
  Male                      7%               5737
  Female                    1%               7799
  18-34 years               5%               3917
  35-64 years               4%               6791
ASIAN***
  Total                     4%                190
  Male                     10%                 83
  Female                                      107
  18-34 years               6%                104
  35-64 years               3%                 76
AFRICAN AMERICAN***
  Total                     9%                130
  Male                     15%                 61
  Female                    1%                 69
  18-34 years              16%                 52
  35-64 years               4%                 66
AMERICAN INDIAN***
  Total                     5%                194
  Male                      8%                 88
  Female                    3%                106
  18-34 years               6%                 73
  35-64 years               4%                103
HISPANIC***
  Total                     6%                419
  Male                      8%                197
  Female                    2%                222
  18-34 years               4%                194
  35-64 years               8%                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.
****Consume 60 or more alcoholic drinks per month.