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Table 1 Background and drinking characteristics by racial/ethnic groups

From: A retrospective analysis of ethnic and gender differences in alcohol consumption among emergency department patients: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic Non-Hispanic White (n = 911) Mexican (n = 786) Other Latino (n = 313) Asian (n = 137) Non-Hispanic Other (n = 297) Total (N = 2444)
Age, n (%)       
 18–20 58 (6.4) 98 (12.5) 39 (12.5) 13 (9.5) 24 (8.1) 232 (9.5)
 21–24 87 (9.6) 137 (17.4 ) 66 (21.1) 20 (14.6) 42 (14.1) 352 (14.4)
 25–29 88 (9.7) 138 (12.6) 39 (12.5) 14 (10.2) 38 (12.8) 317 (13.0)
 30–39 148 (16.3) 176 (22.4) 53 (16.9) 32 (23.4) 72 (24.2) 481 (19.7)
 40–49 170 (18.7) 128 (16.3) 56 (17.9) 23 (16.8) 41 (13.8) 418 (17.1)
 50–64 244 (26.8) 86 (10.9) 46 (14.7) 30 (21.9) 59 (19.9) 465 (19.0)
 65+ 116 (12.7) 23 (2.9) 14 (4.5) 5 (3.7) 21 (7.1) 179 (7.3)
Gender, n (%)       
 Male 510 (56.0) 442 (56.2) 186 (59.4) 67 (48.9) 152 (51.2) 1357 (55.5)
 Female 401 (44.0) 344 (43.8) 127 (40.6) 70 (51.1) 145 (48.8) 1087 (44.5)
Education       
 Less than high school 35 (3.8) 122 (15.5) 56 (17.9) 6 (4.4) 8 (2.7) 227 (9.3)
 High School/Some College 470 (51.6) 532 (67.7) 167 (53.4) 65 (47.5) 163 (54.9) 1397 (57.2)
 AA/4 year/Advanced Degree 406 (44.6) 132 (16.8) 90 (28.8) 66 (48.2) 126 (42.4) 820 (33.6)
Frequency of drinking       
 Never 293 (32.2) 283 (36.0) 113 (36.1) 71 (51.8) 106 (35.7) 866 (35.4)
 Monthly or less 279 (30.6) 263 (33.5) 108 (34.5) 44 (32.1) 105 (35.4) 799 (32.7)
 1 to 3 times/week 245 (26.9) 203 (25.8) 74 (23.6) 20 (14.6) 63 (21.2) 605 (24.8)
 4 to 7 times per week 94 (10.3) 37 (4.7) 18 (5.8) 2 (1.5) 23 (7.7) 174 (7.1)
Drinking history       
 Average number of drinks on a given day, mean (SD) 2.9 (2.5) 3.7 (2.8) 3.5 (2.5) 2.4 (2.0) 2.7 (2.2) 3.2 (2.6)
 Maximum number of drinks on any occasion in the past month, mean (SD) 5.4 (2.8) 6.4 (2.6) 6.4 (2.8) 4.9 (2.8) 5.2 (2.7) 5.8 (2.8)
Binge drinkinga (n = 618) (n = 503) (n = 200) (n = 66) (n = 191) (n = 1578)
 No 336 (54.4) 208 (41.4) 89 (44.5) 42 (63.6) 110 (57.6) 785 (49.8)
 Yes 282 (45.6) 295 (58.7) 111 (55.5) 24 (36.4) 81 (42.4) 793 (50.2)
  1. aThe numbers included here are based on those who indicate that they drink