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Complete Health Indicator Report of Alcohol - Adult Heavy Drinking

Definition

Heavy drinking is defined as regularly consuming more than 2 drinks per day for men or more than 1 drink per day for women

Numerator

Number of New Mexican adults (ages 18 and over) from the BRFSS who reported heavy drinking in the past 30 days.

Denominator

Number of New Mexican adults (ages 18 and over) from BRFSS.

Data Interpretation Issues

Data for this indicator report are from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), an ongoing survey of adults regarding their health-related behaviors, health conditions, and preventive services. Data are collected in all 50 states, D.C., and U.S. territories. Responses have been weighted to reflect the New Mexico adult population by age, sex, ethnicity, geographic region, marital status, education level, home ownership and type of phone ownership. The survey is conducted using scientific telephone survey methods for landline and cellular phones (with cellular since 2011). The landline phone portion of the survey excludes adults living in group quarters such as college dormitories, nursing homes, military barracks, and prisons. The cellular phone portion of the survey includes adult students living in college dormitories but excludes other group quarters. Beginning with 2011, the BRFSS updated its surveillance methods by adding in calls to cell phones and changing its weighting methods. These changes improve BRFSS' ability to take into account the increasing proportion of U.S. adults using only cellular telephones as well as to adjust survey data to improve the representativeness of the estimates generated from the survey. Results have been adjusted for the probability of selection of the respondent, and have been weighted to the adult population by age, gender, phone type, detailed race/ethnicity, renter/owner, education, marital status, and geographic area. Lastly and importantly, these changes mean that the data from years prior to 2011 are not directly comparable to data from 2011 and beyond. Please see the [https://ibis.health.state.nm.us/view/docs/Query/BRFSS/BRFSS_fact_sheet_Aug2012.pdf BRFSS Method Change Factsheet]. The "missing" and "don't know" responses are removed before calculating a percentage.

Why Is This Important?

Heavy drinking (defined as having more than 2 drinks/day, for males; and more than one drink/day, for females) is a pattern of excessive alcohol consumption that can lead to alcohol-related chronic disease and death. According to the latest estimates from the CDC, 100% of numerous chronic disease conditions (e.g., alcoholic liver disease, alcohol dependence syndrome), and a significant proportion of many other conditions (e.g., unspecified liver cirrhosis, pancreatitis) are alcohol-related. For each of these causes, it is chronic heavy drinking (as opposed to acute episodic, or binge drinking) that is considered primarily responsible for the incidence and progression of alcohol-related chronic disease. Heavy drinking is also associated with a wide range of other social problems, including alcoholism (also known as alcohol dependence), domestic violence and family disruption.

Other Objectives

Substance Abuse Epidemiology Report Indicator

Available Services

Doctors, nurses and other health professionals should screen all adult patients and counsel those who drink too much to drink less. This is called alcohol screening and brief intervention (A-SBI). A-SBI can reduce how much alcohol a person drinks on an occasion by 25%. A-SBI is recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), the Community Preventive Services Task Force (Community Guide), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the World Health Organization (WHO). For more information on A-SBI, please the CDC vital signs website: www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/alcohol-screening-counseling/index.html


Graphical Data Views

Heavy Drinking (past 30 days), Adults Aged 18+ New Mexico and U.S., 2001-2017

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Adult heavy drinking prevalence has been more-or-less constant since 2005. Heavy drinking prevalence is lower among adults in New Mexico than in the U.S. overall.
BRFSS by weighting method by NM vs. U.S.YearPercentage Chronic Heavy DrinkersLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 34
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method20015.04.15.9
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method20025.14.35.9
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method20035.64.86.4
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method20044.53.85.2
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method20054.13.44.8
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method20064.43.75.1
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method20073.93.34.5
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method20084.43.55.2
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method20094.23.54.8
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method20104.43.75.2
New Mexico, New Weighting Method20115.85.16.54448,586
New Mexico, New Weighting Method20125.54.96.24208,384
New Mexico, New Weighting Method20135.95.26.74848,930
New Mexico, New Weighting Method20145.74.96.54258,254
New Mexico, New Weighting Method20154.53.85.32836,355
New Mexico, New Weighting Method20165.54.66.5
New Mexico, New Weighting Method20175.54.76.3
U.S., Old Weighting Method20015.1
U.S., Old Weighting Method20025.9
U.S., Old Weighting Method20035.8
U.S., Old Weighting Method20044.9
U.S., Old Weighting Method20054.9
U.S., Old Weighting Method20064.9
U.S., Old Weighting Method20075.2
U.S., Old Weighting Method20085.1
U.S., Old Weighting Method20095.1
U.S., Old Weighting Method20105.0
U.S., New Weighting Method20116.6
U.S., New Weighting Method20126.1
U.S., New Weighting Method20136.2
U.S., New Weighting Method20145.9
U.S., New Weighting Method20155.9
U.S., New Weighting Method20166.5
U.S., New Weighting Method20176.3

Data Notes

Estimates for 2011 and forward should not be compared to earlier years (please refer to Data Interpretation Issues, below).

Data Sources

  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), BRFSS Prevalence and Trends Data, [https://www.cdc.gov/brfss/brfssprevalence].


Heavy Drinking (past 30 days), Adults Aged 18+ by County, New Mexico, 2015-2017

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Heavy drinking rates were highest in Hidalgo and More counties; and substantially lower in counties that have among the highest rates of alcohol-related chronic disease death rates (e.g., McKinley, Rio Arriba, Cibola).
CountyPercentage Chronic Heavy DrinkersLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 35
Bernalillo4.93.86.415,110306,850
Catron10.52.238.3**3303,147
Chaves4.62.681,22726,425
Cibola5.92.912*73512,360
Colfax5.62.114.3*3005,328
Curry4.42.28.9*88419,914
De Baca****
Dona Ana53.66.94,73094,823
Eddy6.74.210.51,68225,100
Grant4.72.39.2*59012,526
Guadalupe****
Harding****
Hidalgo****
Lea6.8411.32,13031,438
Lincoln6.63.611.8*82512,538
Los Alamos0**06,865
Luna5.21.319**58011,214
McKinley4.12.471,36433,327
Mora****
Otero42.36.81,07827,087
Quay6.3218.4**3165,026
Rio Arriba1.813.338221,091
Roosevelt2.40.77.7**1978,133
Sandoval6.23.510.94,02464,595
San Juan4.43.26.12,30351,875
San Miguel7.23.613.7*89212,468
Santa Fe6.14.48.34,52674,035
Sierra6.73.313.3*4126,131
Socorro6.11.917.4**5148,465
Taos214.3*30614,972
Torrance****
Union****
Valencia3.11.56.5*1,01932,360
New Mexico5.24.75.776,9081,490,368
U.S.****

Data Notes

**Percentages based on fewer than 50 completed surveys are not shown because they do not meet the DOH standard for data release. The county-level BRFSS data used for this indicator report were weighted to be representative of the New Mexico Health Region populations. Had the data been weighted to be representative of each county population, the results would likely have been different.

Data Sources

  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), BRFSS Prevalence and Trends Data, [https://www.cdc.gov/brfss/brfssprevalence].


Heavy Drinking (past 30 days), Adults Aged 18+ by Race/Ethnicity, New Mexico, 2015-2017

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Race/EthnicityPercentage Chronic Heavy DrinkersLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 7
American Indian/Alaska Native5.13.86.96,146119,550
Asian/Pacific Islander0.101**2920,747
Black/African American3.91.69*1,00625,928
Hispanic4.23.5527,847664,806
White6.45.77.239,866620,466
New Mexico5.24.75.776,9081,490,368
United States6.3U.S. value is for 2017.

Data Sources

  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), BRFSS Prevalence and Trends Data, [https://www.cdc.gov/brfss/brfssprevalence].


Heavy Drinking (past 30 days), Adults Aged 18+ by Age, Sex and Race/Ethnicity, New Mexico, 2015-2017

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Heavy drinking was most prevalent among adults in the 25-64 year age group, with 4.9% of adults in this group reporting past-month heavy drinking. New Mexico men were somewhat more likely to report chronic drinking than women (5.2% vs 3.7%); and American Indian females had the highest reported rate of heavy drinking (5.6%) followed by White and Hispanic males (5.2%) and White females (4.9%). Meanwhile, it is notable that American Indian males, who have the highest rates of alcohol-related chronic disease death, once again, as in past years, have the lowest reported heavy drinking rates. The lack of congruence between heavy drinking rates and chronic disease death rates might suggest differences in the patterns of heavy drinking between different population groups. Perhaps, for example, the smaller proportion of the American Indian population that drinks heavily tends to drink more heavily (hence with more lethal effect) than heavy drinkers in other race/ethnic groups. On the other hand, it is also possible that this low heavy drinking rate is an artifact of survey methods. Ongoing efforts are being made to improve American Indian representation in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS). American Indian male binge drinking rates were lower than the binge drinking rates for males in other race/ethnic groups in 2010.
Age: Adult 18-24,25-64,65+Sex and RacePercentage Chronic Heavy DrinkersLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 90
Age 18-24Male, American Indian5.4125.3**5069,334
Age 18-24Male, Asian/Pacific Islander****
Age 18-24Male, Black****
Age 18-24Male, Hispanic4.8210.7*2,76157,772
Age 18-24Male, White8.64.515.8*2,18125,281
Age 18-24Male, All Races5.53.39.15,44799,191
Age 18-24Female, American Indian2.30.59**24610,846
Age 18-24Female, Asian/Pacific Islander****
Age 18-24Female, Black****
Age 18-24Female, Hispanic1.50.36.7**83054,302
Age 18-24Female, White6.12.713.2*1,46523,952
Age 18-24Female, All Races2.71.45.3*2,54293,916
Age 18-24Both Sexes, American Indian3.71.112.2**75220,180
Age 18-24Both Sexes, Asian/Pacific Islander****
Age 18-24Both Sexes, Black****
Age 18-24Both Sexes, Hispanic3.21.56.6*3,591112,074
Age 18-24Both Sexes, White7.44.5123,64649,233
Age 18-24Both Sexes, All Races4.12.76.27,990193,107
Age 25-64Male, American Indian7.5510.92,94139,467
Age 25-64Male, Asian/Pacific Islander0**07,860
Age 25-64Male, Black20.58.2**1658,329
Age 25-64Male, Hispanic6.65.18.314,528221,586
Age 25-64Male, White6.75.48.312,656188,099
Age 25-64Male, All Races6.55.67.530,974478,166
Age 25-64Female, American Indian4.42.872,00545,088
Age 25-64Female, Asian/Pacific Islander0.40.13.1**296,776
Age 25-64Female, Black6.4218.7**5939,313
Age 25-64Female, Hispanic3.52.64.67,949230,343
Age 25-64Female, White6.95.88.413,301191,501
Age 25-64Female, All Races54.35.824,804492,398
Age 25-64Both Sexes, American Indian5.84.37.94,94684,556
Age 25-64Both Sexes, Asian/Pacific Islander0.201.4**2914,637
Age 25-64Both Sexes, Black4.31.610.9*75817,642
Age 25-64Both Sexes, Hispanic54.1622,477451,929
Age 25-64Both Sexes, White6.85.97.925,956379,600
Age 25-64Both Sexes, All Races5.75.26.455,778970,564
Age 65+Male, American Indian7.42.519.7**4486,082
Age 65+Male, Asian/Pacific Islander****
Age 65+Male, Black****
Age 65+Male, Hispanic3.11.66.1*1,37243,610
Age 65+Male, White4.93.76.64,18884,639
Age 65+Male, All Races4.53.55.86,475143,256
Age 65+Female, American Indian0**07,908
Age 65+Female, Asian/Pacific Islander****
Age 65+Female, Black****
Age 65+Female, Hispanic0.70.32**40754,956
Age 65+Female, White5.64.575,729102,198
Age 65+Female, All Races3.62.94.56,220172,469
Age 65+Both Sexes, American Indian3.21.19.1**44813,990
Age 65+Both Sexes, Asian/Pacific Islander****
Age 65+Both Sexes, Black4.90.727.6**2485,043
Age 65+Both Sexes, Hispanic1.813.21,77998,566
Age 65+Both Sexes, White5.34.56.39,917186,837
Age 65+Both Sexes, All Races43.44.812,694315,725
NM - All agesMale, American Indian74.810.33,89555,306
NM - All agesMale, Asian/Pacific Islander0**011,584
NM - All agesMale, Black3.30.911.7**41312,415
NM - All agesMale, Hispanic5.84.67.318,661323,497
NM - All agesMale, White6.45.37.519,044299,827
NM - All agesMale, All Races5.95.26.843,015725,222
NM - All agesFemale, American Indian3.52.25.42,25164,243
NM - All agesFemale, Asian/Pacific Islander0.302.3**299,163
NM - All agesFemale, Black4.41.413.3**59313,513
NM - All agesFemale, Hispanic2.723.69,186341,309
NM - All agesFemale, White6.55.67.520,822320,639
NM - All agesFemale, All Races4.43.9533,893765,146
NM - All agesBoth Sexes, American Indian5.13.86.96,146119,550
NM - All agesBoth Sexes, Asian/Pacific Islander0.101**2920,747
NM - All agesBoth Sexes, Black3.91.69*1,00625,928
NM - All agesBoth Sexes, Hispanic4.23.5527,847664,806
NM - All agesBoth Sexes, White6.45.77.239,866620,466
NM - All agesBoth Sexes, All Races5.24.75.776,9081,490,368

Data Notes

**Excluded due to small number of respondents (< 50) in population

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.


Heavy Drinking (past 30 days), Adults Aged 18+ by County and Race/Ethnicity, New Mexico, 2015-2017

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Heavy drinking rates were highest in Curry, Torrance and Luna counties; and substantially lower in counties that have among the highest rates of alcohol-related chronic disease death rates (e.g., McKinley, Rio Arriba, Cibola).
Race/Ethnicity, DOHCountyPercentage Chronic Heavy DrinkersLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 210
American Indian/Alaska NativeBernalillo2.90.99.0**33611,633
American Indian/Alaska NativeCatron****
American Indian/Alaska NativeChaves****
American Indian/Alaska NativeCibola10.03.127.7**4124,133
American Indian/Alaska NativeColfax****
American Indian/Alaska NativeCurry****
American Indian/Alaska NativeDe Baca****
American Indian/Alaska NativeDona Ana****
American Indian/Alaska NativeEddy****
American Indian/Alaska NativeGrant****
American Indian/Alaska NativeGuadalupe****
American Indian/Alaska NativeHarding****
American Indian/Alaska NativeHidalgo****
American Indian/Alaska NativeLea****
American Indian/Alaska NativeLincoln****
American Indian/Alaska NativeLos Alamos****
American Indian/Alaska NativeLuna****
American Indian/Alaska NativeMcKinley4.82.68.7*1,14223,825
American Indian/Alaska NativeMora****
American Indian/Alaska NativeOtero6.92.319.0**1351,967
American Indian/Alaska NativeQuay****
American Indian/Alaska NativeRio Arriba****
American Indian/Alaska NativeRoosevelt****
American Indian/Alaska NativeSandoval****
American Indian/Alaska NativeSan Juan1.90.84.5*36418,696
American Indian/Alaska NativeSan Miguel****
American Indian/Alaska NativeSanta Fe****
American Indian/Alaska NativeSierra****
American Indian/Alaska NativeSocorro****
American Indian/Alaska NativeTaos****
American Indian/Alaska NativeTorrance****
American Indian/Alaska NativeUnion****
American Indian/Alaska NativeValencia****
American Indian/Alaska NativeNew Mexico5.13.86.96,146119,550
American Indian/Alaska NativeU.S.****
Asian/Pacific IslanderBernalillo****
Asian/Pacific IslanderCatron****
Asian/Pacific IslanderChaves****
Asian/Pacific IslanderCibola****
Asian/Pacific IslanderColfax****
Asian/Pacific IslanderCurry****
Asian/Pacific IslanderDe Baca****
Asian/Pacific IslanderDona Ana****
Asian/Pacific IslanderEddy****
Asian/Pacific IslanderGrant****
Asian/Pacific IslanderGuadalupe****
Asian/Pacific IslanderHarding****
Asian/Pacific IslanderHidalgo****
Asian/Pacific IslanderLea****
Asian/Pacific IslanderLincoln****
Asian/Pacific IslanderLos Alamos****
Asian/Pacific IslanderLuna****
Asian/Pacific IslanderMcKinley****
Asian/Pacific IslanderMora****
Asian/Pacific IslanderOtero****
Asian/Pacific IslanderQuay****
Asian/Pacific IslanderRio Arriba****
Asian/Pacific IslanderRoosevelt****
Asian/Pacific IslanderSandoval****
Asian/Pacific IslanderSan Juan****
Asian/Pacific IslanderSan Miguel****
Asian/Pacific IslanderSanta Fe****
Asian/Pacific IslanderSierra****
Asian/Pacific IslanderSocorro****
Asian/Pacific IslanderTaos****
Asian/Pacific IslanderTorrance****
Asian/Pacific IslanderUnion****
Asian/Pacific IslanderValencia****
Asian/Pacific IslanderNew Mexico0.10.01.0**2920,747
Asian/Pacific IslanderU.S.****
BlackBernalillo****
BlackCatron****
BlackChaves****
BlackCibola****
BlackColfax****
BlackCurry****
BlackDe Baca****
BlackDona Ana****
BlackEddy****
BlackGrant****
BlackGuadalupe****
BlackHarding****
BlackHidalgo****
BlackLea****
BlackLincoln****
BlackLos Alamos****
BlackLuna****
BlackMcKinley****
BlackMora****
BlackOtero****
BlackQuay****
BlackRio Arriba****
BlackRoosevelt****
BlackSandoval****
BlackSan Juan****
BlackSan Miguel****
BlackSanta Fe****
BlackSierra****
BlackSocorro****
BlackTaos****
BlackTorrance****
BlackUnion****
BlackValencia****
BlackNew Mexico3.91.69.0*1,00625,928
BlackU.S.****
HispanicBernalillo4.32.67.16,279144,832
HispanicCatron****
HispanicChaves4.31.99.5*66715,515
HispanicCibola6.22.315.5*2634,256
HispanicColfax****
HispanicCurry4.61.612.3**3237,081
HispanicDe Baca****
HispanicDona Ana4.32.76.82,53159,188
HispanicEddy7.23.514.5*73310,138
HispanicGrant4.31.511.6**2295,361
HispanicGuadalupe****
HispanicHarding****
HispanicHidalgo****
HispanicLea8.13.915.8*1,37617,078
HispanicLincoln****
HispanicLos Alamos****
HispanicLuna7.21.825.4**5808,019
HispanicMcKinley1.20.28.0**584,912
HispanicMora****
HispanicOtero1.80.47.0**1437,994
HispanicQuay****
HispanicRio Arriba0.50.12.0**7614,641
HispanicRoosevelt****
HispanicSandoval5.71.519.2**1,35423,740
HispanicSan Juan4.01.410.7**3458,670
HispanicSan Miguel3.00.612.6**2668,980
HispanicSanta Fe2.71.54.9*96035,821
HispanicSierra****
HispanicSocorro****
HispanicTaos0.0**07,742
HispanicTorrance****
HispanicUnion****
HispanicValencia2.70.88.5**46817,479
HispanicNew Mexico4.23.55.027,847664,806
HispanicU.S.****
WhiteBernalillo6.24.58.57,861126,579
WhiteCatron****
WhiteChaves5.52.611.3*56110,118
WhiteCibola1.70.64.6**603,436
WhiteColfax3.91.410.3**1223,089
WhiteCurry5.22.013.0*56110,840
WhiteDe Baca****
WhiteDona Ana5.73.49.31,66929,245
WhiteEddy5.52.810.5*75113,692
WhiteGrant5.32.112.7*3616,829
WhiteGuadalupe****
WhiteHarding****
WhiteHidalgo****
WhiteLea5.82.711.9*75312,975
WhiteLincoln6.43.212.6*5849,093
WhiteLos Alamos0.0**04,627
WhiteLuna0.0**03,138
WhiteMcKinley1.60.47.2**573,454
WhiteMora****
WhiteOtero5.42.810.3*80114,784
WhiteQuay10.73.032.1**2732,546
WhiteRio Arriba5.62.910.6*2434,325
WhiteRoosevelt3.31.010.5**1975,903
WhiteSandoval4.42.38.3*1,30429,654
WhiteSan Juan6.94.89.81,59423,052
WhiteSan Miguel13.35.229.9*3492,628
WhiteSanta Fe9.76.613.93,37434,881
WhiteSierra8.74.217.1*4124,733
WhiteSocorro****
WhiteTaos4.42.19.0*2305,191
WhiteTorrance****
WhiteUnion****
WhiteValencia4.11.610.1*55113,305
WhiteNew Mexico6.45.77.239,866620,466
WhiteU.S.****
NM, OverallBernalillo4.93.86.415,110306,850
NM, OverallCatron10.52.238.3**3303,147
NM, OverallChaves4.62.68.01,22726,425
NM, OverallCibola5.92.912.0*73512,360
NM, OverallColfax5.62.114.3*3005,328
NM, OverallCurry4.42.28.9*88419,914
NM, OverallDe Baca****
NM, OverallDona Ana5.03.66.94,73094,823
NM, OverallEddy6.74.210.51,68225,100
NM, OverallGrant4.72.39.2*59012,526
NM, OverallGuadalupe****
NM, OverallHarding****
NM, OverallHidalgo****
NM, OverallLea6.84.011.32,13031,438
NM, OverallLincoln6.63.611.8*82512,538
NM, OverallLos Alamos0.0**06,865
NM, OverallLuna5.21.319.0**58011,214
NM, OverallMcKinley4.12.47.01,36433,327
NM, OverallMora****
NM, OverallOtero4.02.36.81,07827,087
NM, OverallQuay6.32.018.4**3165,026
NM, OverallRio Arriba1.81.03.338221,091
NM, OverallRoosevelt2.40.77.7**1978,133
NM, OverallSandoval6.23.510.94,02464,595
NM, OverallSan Juan4.43.26.12,30351,875
NM, OverallSan Miguel7.23.613.7*89212,468
NM, OverallSanta Fe6.14.48.34,52674,035
NM, OverallSierra6.73.313.3*4126,131
NM, OverallSocorro6.11.917.4**5148,465
NM, OverallTaos2.01.04.3*30614,972
NM, OverallTorrance****
NM, OverallUnion****
NM, OverallValencia3.11.56.5*1,01932,360
NM, OverallNew Mexico5.24.75.776,9081,490,368
NM, OverallU.S.****

Data Notes

**Excluded due to small number of respondents (< 50) in population. The county-level BRFSS data used for this indicator report were weighted to be representative of the New Mexico Health Region populations. Had the data been weighted to be representative of each county population, the results would likely have been different.

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.


Heavy Drinking (past 30 days), Adults Aged 18+ by U.S. States, 2016

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StatePercentage Chronic Heavy Drinkers
Record Count: 52
Alabama5.4
Alaska6.1
Arizona6.3
Arkansas5.2
California5.9
Colorado6.8
Connecticut5.7
Delaware6.4
District of Columbia11.1
Florida6.8
Georgia5.6
Hawaii7.9
Idaho7.0
Illinois6.8
Indiana6.6
Iowa6.9
Kansas5.8
Kentucky6.2
Louisiana6.5
Maine8.6
Maryland5.3
Massachucetts7.5
Michigan6.9
Minnesota7.5
Mississippi4.7
Missouri7.1
Montana7.1
Nebraska6.6
Nevada6.3
New Hampshire8.0
New Jersey4.4
New Mexico5.5
New York6.0
North Carolina6.6
North Dakota7.5
Ohio6.4
Oklahoma3.7
Oregon7.7
Pennsylvania6.8
Rhode Island5.9
South Carolina6.8
South Dakota5.4
Tennessee5.7
Texas6.9
Utah4.8
Vermont9.1
Virginia6.3
Washington7.0
West Virginia3.5
Wisconsin8.9
Wyoming5.9
United States6.5

Data Source

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), BRFSS Prevalence and Trends Data, [https://www.cdc.gov/brfss/brfssprevalence].

References and Community Resources

The New Mexico Department of Health Substance Abuse Epidemiology Section has New Mexico-specific reports, resources and publications, available at: nmhealth.org/about/erd/ibeb/sap. CDC Alcohol Program has fact sheets, online tool kits, data and recently published literature, available at: www.cdc.gov/alcohol. The CDC also publishes the Prevention Status Reports (PSR), which highlight, for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the status of public health policies and practices designed to address important public health problems and concerns. The 2013 PSR for excessive alcohol use can be found at: www.cdc.gov/psr/alcohol. The Community Preventive Services Task Force reviews research and makes recommendations to help communities answer the question "what works?" Community Guide recommendations for preventing excessive alcohol consumption can be found at: www.thecommunityguide.org/alcohol.

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

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