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

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

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                      Moderate users****        TOTAL
                        wgt percent       Respondents 
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ALL RACES/ETHNIC GROUPS                
  Total                     81%                 14437
  Male                      72%                  6150
  Female                    90%                  8287
  18-34 years               73%                  4335
  35-64 years               84%                  7213
Race/Ethnicity                         
WHITE***                               
  Total                     81%                 13506
  Male                      72%                  5723
  Female                    90%                  7783
  18-34 years               72%                  3913
  35-64 years               84%                  6775
ASIAN***                               
  Total                     89%                   190
  Male                      78%                    83
  Female                   *98%                   107
  18-34 years               88%                   104
  35-64 years               90%                    76
AFRICAN AMERICAN***                    
  Total                     74%                   130
  Male                      66%                    61
  Female                    84%                    69
  18-34 years               63%                    52
  35-64 years               78%                    66
AMERICAN INDIAN***                     
  Total                     80%                   194
  Male                      71%                    88
  Female                    89%                   106
  18-34 years               74%                    73
  35-64 years               84%                   103
HISPANIC***                            
  Total                     79%                   417
  Male                      69%                   195
  Female                    95%                   222
  18-34 years               80%                   193
  35-64 years               76%                   193
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   *Estimate may be unreliable: <5 resp. without condition.
  **Estimate may be unreliable: <50 respondents.
 ***Hispanics include all races; other groups
    are non-Hispanic only.
****Non-drinkers & moderate users of alcohol
    (<= 30 drinks/month & not >4 per occasion).