Health Indicator Report of Alcohol - heavy drinking, adult
Heavy drinking is associated with significant increases in short- and long-term risks to health and safety. Furthermore, the risk increases as the amount of drinking increases. Heavy alcohol consumption increases the risk for sexual dysfunction, reproductive problems, liver disease, and certain types of cancer. Alcohol abuse is associated with a variety of negative health and safety outcomes including alcohol-related traffic accidents and other injuries, employment problems, legal difficulties, financial loss, family disputes and other interpersonal issues.
NotesThe percentages reported above have been produced by weighting the sample so that the results better represent the Hawaii population. Numerator and denominator data have been rounded to the nearest 100. In cases where the numerator is 49 or less, it is displayed as 50. Statistical Stability -- Relative standard error, or RSE, is the standard error expressed as a proportion of the point estimate. Stable is displayed when the RSE is below 0.30. Unstable is displayed when the RSE is 0.30-0.50. An unstable count or rate may fluctuate widely across time periods due to random variation (chance). Very unstable is displayed when the RSE is greater than 0.50. A very unstable count or rate should not be used to inform decision making. Problems with statistical instability typically occur when there is a small number of health events in a small population. You may combine years or otherwise increase the population size used in the query to achieve a more stable count or rate. Suppression of Estimates -- According to CDC BRFSS guidelines, a minimum of 50 respondents must answer the question in order for it to be reported. Where the number of respondents is below 30, or the RSE is greater than 0.30, ** will appear in the table.
Data SourceCitation: Hawaii State Department of Health, Hawaii Health Data Warehouse, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, "[Chart Title, years]". Hawaii-IBIS [URL]. Published on [insert date]. Accessed on [Insert date].
Data Interpretation IssuesThe survey is conducted using scientific telephone survey methods. Both cell phones and land lines are included. Excluded are adults living in group quarters with a central phone system such as college dormitories, nursing homes, military barracks, and prisons. Results have been weighted to the adult population by age, gender, race, education, marital status, home ownership, telephone source (landline versus cell phone), and county of residence.
DefinitionPercent of adults who reported heavy drinking in the past 30 days. Heavy drinkers are adult men who have more than 14 drinks per week and adult women who have more than 7 drinks per week.
NumeratorNumber of women who had 7 or more drinks per week and men who had 14 or more drinks per week in the past 30 days.
DenominatorNumber of adults for whom alcohol consumption can be calculated (excludes unknowns and refusals).
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