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State of Alaska

Complete Health Indicator Report of Alcohol Consumption - Binge Drinking - Adults (18+) (HA2020 Leading Health Indicator: 15A)

Definition

Percentage of adults 18 years of age and older who drank on 1 or more days during the past 30 days and responded 1 or more times on the [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)] to the question: "Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have X (X = 5 for men, X = 4 for women) or more drinks on an occasion?"

Numerator

Weighted number of adults (18+) who reported binge drinking on the BRFSS based upon the following questions: "During the past 30 days, have you had at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage or liquor?" and "Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have X (X = 5 for men, X = 4 for women) or more drinks on an occasion?"

Denominator

Weighted number of adults (18+) with complete and valid responses on the BRFSS to the questions on number of days drinking and times consuming multiple drinks on an occasion, excluding those with missing, "Don't know/Not sure" or "Refused" responses.

Data Interpretation Issues

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a source for estimating binge drinking prevalence for Alaska. The median of states, District of Columbia, and territories provides a comparison for the United States (U.S.). The BRFSS is a telephone survey of adults 18 and over. Information on background and methodology of the BRFSS managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can be found at: [http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/]. The website for the Alaska BRFSS is: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx]. Alaska data were obtained from the Standard AK BRFSS from 1991 through 2003, 2005 through 2007, and 2009 through 2014, and from the Standard and Supplemental AK BRFSS surveys combined in 2004, 2008 and 2015. From 1991 through 2005 the following definition was used, adults (men and women) aged 18 years and older who consumed five or more drinks on one occasion within the past 30-day period. From 2006 and later, the definition of binge drinking has been men aged 18 years and older who consumed five or more drinks on one occasion or women aged 18 and older who consumed four or more drinks on one occasion within the page 30-day period. Alaska Native people in analyses of the BRFSS refers to any mention of American Indian or Alaska Native heritage when enumerating racial and ethnic background. Individuals who indicate multiple races including American Indian/Alaska Native are considered Alaska Native in the data. When race and ethnicity are consider concurrently, Hispanic individuals with American Indian/Alaska Native heritage are combined into the Alaska Native (any mention) group and removed from the Hispanic class. This definition of the Alaska Native group is intended to conform to the eligibility requirements for access to Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium health care services.

Why Is This Important?

Alcohol and substance abuse have a devastating impact on individuals, families and entire communities across Alaska. The effects of alcohol and other drug abuse include unintentional and intentional injuries, violence, high-risk sexual behaviors, cirrhosis, and alcohol poisoning.^1^ Alaska experiences a disparately high rate of alcohol induced mortality compared to the United States. Alcohol and other drug use is common among adolescents and is a strong predictor of dependence in later life.^2^ [[br]] [[br]] ---- {{class .SmallerFont 1. Stahre M, Roeber J, Kanny D, Brewer RD, Zhang X. Contribution of Excessive Alcohol Consumption to Deaths and Years of Potential Life Lost in the United States. Prev Chronic Dis 2014;11:130293. DOI: [http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd11.130293]. 2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking-2007. [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK44360/pdf/Bookshelf_NBK44360.pdf]. Published 2007. Accessed October 10, 2016. }}

Healthy People Objective: Reduce the proportion of persons engaging in binge drinking during the past month--Adults aged 18 years and older

U.S. Target: 24.3%

Other Objectives

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Indicator 15.a: Reduce the percentage of adults (age 18 and older) who report binge drinking in the past 30 days (based on the following criteria: 5 or more alcoholic drinks for men on one occasion; 4 or more alcoholic drinks for women on one occasion) to 20% by 2020.

How Are We Doing?

The percentage of adults who binge drink has fluctuated slightly over the past 2 decades, ranging from a high of 25% in 1994 to a low of 16% in 2008. The rate of binge drinking in 2016 of 18.4% for all Alaskan adults was below the Healthy Alaskans goal of 20.0%. Alaska Native adults were slightly above the Healthy Alaskans goal at 21.4%. The prevalence of binge drinking in 2015 was higher among men (21.6%) than women (14.6%). Alaskans over the age of 64 were less likely to binge drink (6.2%) than Alaska adults in other age groups (17.4% to 23.7%). Asian adults had a lower binge drinking prevalence (11.4%) than Alaska Native adults (21.4%) and White non-Hispanic adults (19.1%) in Alaska for the 3-year average from 2014-2016. People in the lowest income bracket (<$15,000) were more likely to binge drink than other income categories. Those who completed their education with high school had higher binge drinking rates than those with some college or college graduates. Those unable to work and not in the workforce had lower binge drinking rates than those employed or unemployed. Binge drinking prevalence rates from the BRFSS are initially presented for all Alaskans, Alaska Native people, and the median from states, District of Columbia, and territories for all available years. Subsequent analyses by demographic subpopulations (i.e., sex, age, race/ethnicity, ethnicity, marital status, education, employment status, income, and poverty status) are limited to 2010 and later to allow for ease of assessing recent trends. Crosstabulations were also conducted for three-year averages by body mass index, current smoking, sexual orientation, disability, and history of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Significant differences were evident in contrasts by current smoking, sexual orientation, and disability. The prevalence rate of binge drinking increased with the level of ACEs exposure, with those who experienced 2 or more ACEs having significantly higher prevalence than those adults with no exposure. Binge drinking prevalence by regions of Alaska is presented for the most recent time period allowing reporting for all Alaskans and Alaska Native people: 1) single-year for the 6 Alaska Public Health Regions, 2) three-year averages by the 7 Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistics Areas and rural remainder, 3) single-year for the 10 behavioral health assessment regions based upon aggregations of 20,000 population, 4) three-year averages for 29 boroughs and census areas, and 5) five-year averages for the 12 tribal health organization regions. These time intervals match those for the InstantAtlas health profiles for each of the geographic regionalizes of Alaska for those desiring longer time series.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The Alaska adult binge drinking rate has consistently been slightly higher than the median for the United States, which was 16.3% in 2015.

What Is Being Done?

Before ending in June 2015, the two primary objectives chosen by the Alaska Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) Advisory Committee were to reduce youth alcohol use (e.g., lifetime, current, heavy and binge drinking) and adult alcohol abuse (e.g., heavy and binge drinking). The SPF SIG Strategic Plan identified four key strategies: (1) Enhance the Alaska prevention workforce; (2) Develop regional/community capacity to promote prevention principles and strategies; (3) Increase the understanding and use of community coalitions and environmental strategies to accomplish sustainable community change; and (4) Increase regional/community understanding and use of data to drive decision-making, implementation, evaluation and continuous quality improvement of strategies and interventions.

Evidence-based Practices

As part of the Healthy Alaskans 2020 health improvement process, groups of Alaska subject matter experts met over a period of months in a rigorous review process to identify and prioritize strategies to address the 25 health priorities. Public health partners around the state are aligning work around these approaches adapted to Alaska's unique needs. '''Strategy 1:''' [[br]]Integrate electronic Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) into strategic healthcare settings throughout Alaska. SBIRT is an early intervention approach that targets those with nondependent substance use to provide effective strategies for intervention prior to the need for more extensive or specialized treatment. '''Evidence Base:''' [[br]]SBIRT is a model listed in the SAMHSA'S National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices that focuses on delivering early intervention and treatment services for people with substance use disorders, or those at-risk for developing substance use disorders. '''Source:''' [[br]][http://www.nrepp.samhsa.gov/ViewIntervention.aspx?id=222 Project ASSERT] '''Strategy 2:''' [[br]]Expand therapeutic courts throughout Alaska. These courts provide an alternative justice model in which a collaborative court team made up of a supervising judge, district attorney, defense counsel, probation officer and/or substance abuse or mental health treatment provider who oversees and closely monitors participants who chose the treatment program in lieu of incarceration. '''Evidence Base:''' [[br]]Therapeutic courts have been shown to increase treatment retention rates and decrease rates of rearrests and reconvictions compared to conventional prosecution. '''Sources:''' [[br]]Center for Court Innovation - Best Practices in Adult Drug Courts: What Does the Research Tell Us? [http://www.courtinnovation.org/research/best-practices-adult-drug-courts-what-doesresearch-tell-us] Carns TW, Cohn L, Martin S. Recidivism in Alaska's Therapeutic Courts for Addictions and Department of Corrections Institutional Substance Abuse Programs. [http://www.ajc.state.ak.us/reports/2012programrecid.pdf]. 2012. '''Strategy 3:''' [[br]]Fund Strategic Prevention Framework Grants that address local needs and reduce substance abuse problems. '''Evidence Base:''' [[br]]This initiative comes from SAMHSA and is being used by the State of Alaska. It is a five-step planning process to guide the work of states and communities in their prevention activities. The framework allows communities to identify and select evidence based interventions that address local needs to reduce substance abuse problems. The framework is to be used in a comprehensive strategic plan. The 5 steps are: [[br]]1. Assess population needs, the resources required to address the problem, and the readiness to act; [[br]]2. Build capacity at state and community levels to address needs and problems identified in Step 1; [[br]]3. Develop a comprehensive strategic plan. At the community level, the comprehensive plan articulates a vision for organizing specific prevention programs, policies, and practices to address substance abuse problems locally; [[br]]4. Implement the evidence-based programs, practices, and policies identified in Step 3; and [[br]]5. Monitor implementation, evaluate effectiveness, sustain effective activities, and improve or replace those that fail. '''Source:''' [[br]]Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. Identifying and Selecting Evidence-Based Interventions Revised Guidance Document for the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant Program. Rockville, MD: Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2009. A listing of strategies, actions, and key partners on this measure can be found at: [http://hss.state.ak.us/ha2020/assets/Actions-Partners_15_BingeDrinking.pdf].

Available Services

NATIONAL: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a toll-free referral helpline. The number is: 1-800-662-HELP (4357).


Related Indicators

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Graphical Data Views

Percentage of adults (18+) who reported binge drinking in the past 30 days, all Alaskans, Alaska Natives, and U.S., 1991-2020

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Alaska ComparisonsYearPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 86
All Alaskans199122.4%19.4%25.8%3321,510
All Alaskans199224.1%20.8%27.7%3281,524
All Alaskans199319.5%16.6%22.7%2651,517
All Alaskans199424.7%21.5%28.1%3201,505
All Alaskans199519.5%16.6%22.7%2731,510
All Alaskans199619.6%16.7%22.9%2731,484
All Alaskans199716.5%13.8%19.5%2451,513
All Alaskans199819.2%17.0%21.6%3561,940
All Alaskans199918.9%16.5%21.6%3712,018
All Alaskans200019.7%17.2%22.5%3812,019
All Alaskans200118.2%15.9%20.6%4882,812
All Alaskans200218.2%16.1%20.6%4582,648
All Alaskans200318.4%16.3%20.6%4872,628
All Alaskans200417.2%15.7%18.8%8245,003
All Alaskans200517.5%15.3%20.0%4332,766
All Alaskans200616.7%14.5%19.2%3252,027
All Alaskans200719.5%16.9%22.3%4452,492
All Alaskans200816.1%14.5%17.8%7784,837
All Alaskans200918.1%15.8%20.8%3892,348
All Alaskans201021.8%18.4%25.6%3011,911
All Alaskans201120.2%18.3%22.2%5883,240
All Alaskans201217.3%15.7%19.0%6404,172
All Alaskans201318.5%16.8%20.4%7314,390
All Alaskans201420.2%18.4%22.0%6974,134
All Alaskans201519.9%18.3%21.5%1,2167,822
All Alaskans201618.2%16.6%19.9%1,0436,996
Alaska Native people199128.2%21.9%35.5%80309
Alaska Native people199231.6%23.9%40.4%63270
Alaska Native people199325.2%18.1%33.8%70323
Alaska Native people199444.6%32.7%57.1%65276
Alaska Native people199524.2%17.9%31.8%68309
Alaska Native people199623.8%17.8%31.1%69296
Alaska Native people199717.3%12.7%23.5%59307
Alaska Native people199821.2%16.4%26.9%76342
Alaska Native people199927.4%20.9%35.0%99405
Alaska Native people200020.3%15.2%26.6%82377
Alaska Native people200125.1%19.6%31.6%130595
Alaska Native people200220.0%15.2%25.8%120572
Alaska Native people200323.8%18.7%29.8%124562
Alaska Native people200417.3%14.1%21.2%1661,059
Alaska Native people200520.9%16.1%26.5%115574
Alaska Native people200614.5%10.8%19.3%71427
Alaska Native people200718.3%13.4%24.4%112567
Alaska Native people200819.1%15.3%23.6%1821,007
Alaska Native people200917.3%13.3%22.3%90474
Alaska Native people201021.8%14.5%31.4%71358
Alaska Native people201122.5%18.1%27.5%121565
Alaska Native people201217.7%14.5%21.5%151893
Alaska Native people201321.5%16.5%27.6%164798
Alaska Native people201421.5%17.4%26.2%129635
Alaska Native people201519.8%16.9%23.0%2731,419
Alaska Native people201621.4%17.7%25.6%2211,224
U.S.199114.5%
U.S.199214.4%
U.S.199314.3%
U.S.1994**
U.S.199514.1%
U.S.1996**
U.S.199714.5%
U.S.1998**
U.S.199914.9%
U.S.2000**
U.S.200114.8%
U.S.200216.1%
U.S.200316.5%
U.S.200414.9%
U.S.200514.4%
U.S.200615.4%
U.S.200715.7%
U.S.200815.5%
U.S.200915.5%
U.S.201015.1%
U.S.201118.3%
U.S.201216.9%
U.S.201316.8%
U.S.201416.0%
U.S.201516.3%
U.S.2016**
Healthy Alaskans Goal201320.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201420.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201520.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201620.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201720.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201820.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201920.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal202020.0%

Data Notes

U.S. values are based upon the median value of the states, District of Columbia, and territories.

Data Sources

  • Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • U.S. Data: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported binge drinking in the past 30 days, by sex, all Alaskans, 2010-2020

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HA: Males vs. FemalesYearPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 22
Males201028.7%23.5%34.5%184830
Males201125.1%22.2%28.3%3521,485
Males201221.2%18.8%23.8%3721,908
Males201322.6%20.0%25.5%4292,037
Males201425.6%22.9%28.5%4071,847
Males201524.8%22.5%27.3%7493,577
Males201621.6%19.3%24.2%6113,199
Females201014.2%10.6%18.9%1171,081
Females201115.0%12.8%17.6%2361,755
Females201213.1%11.3%15.1%2682,264
Females201314.1%12.0%16.6%3022,353
Females201414.3%12.3%16.6%2902,287
Females201514.7%12.7%16.8%4674,245
Females201614.6%12.6%17.0%4323,797
Healthy Alaskans Goal201320.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201420.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201520.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201620.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201720.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201820.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201920.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal202020.0%

Data Notes

The sex of the respondent is only asked if necessary.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported binge drinking in the past 30 days, by age group, all Alaskans, 2010-2020

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HA: Age Group: 18-24,25-34,35-44,45-64,65+YearPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 43
18-24201031.5%19.4%46.7%2084
18-24201129.3%22.2%37.6%59205
18-24201220.8%15.8%26.8%62296
18-24201325.7%19.9%32.5%92335
18-24201425.2%19.3%32.2%60239
18-24201526.2%21.0%32.1%119442
18-24201619.5%14.9%25.0%83380
25-34201038.9%29.6%49.1%77254
25-34201129.1%24.2%34.7%134440
25-34201225.5%21.4%30.1%157635
25-34201327.4%22.7%32.6%173630
25-34201428.6%24.0%33.7%153530
25-34201528.6%24.3%33.2%231884
25-34201623.7%19.7%28.3%178721
35-44201023.9%16.9%32.8%69330
35-44201120.5%16.7%25.0%121540
35-44201217.8%14.5%21.8%127680
35-44201322.1%18.0%27.0%152689
35-44201423.4%19.1%28.4%136609
35-44201525.7%21.6%30.1%2551,036
35-44201622.9%18.7%27.7%190875
45-64201012.6%9.8%16.1%119892
45-64201116.1%13.6%18.9%2211,448
45-64201215.5%13.2%18.1%2441,768
45-64201312.9%10.8%15.3%2531,863
45-64201417.0%14.7%19.7%2911,793
45-64201515.5%13.5%17.7%4813,388
45-64201617.4%14.9%20.2%4672,964
65+20105.9%3.0%11.5%16329
65+20117.5%5.3%10.5%51582
65+20124.2%3.0%5.8%47751
65+20137.7%4.5%12.8%56835
65+20146.2%4.5%8.6%54916
65+20156.9%5.2%9.2%1181,969
65+20166.2%4.7%8.2%1201,939
Healthy Alaskans Goal201320.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201420.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201520.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201620.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201720.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201820.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201920.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal202020.0%

Data Notes

Respondents are asked, "What is your age?, which is coded in years. Responses of Refused are excluded.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of Adults Who Reported Binge Drinking in the Past 30 Days by Race/Ethnicity, all Alaskans, 2014-2016 (3-year average)

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Percentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 8
Alaska Native (any mention)11.4%6.8%18.3%25191
Asian (non-Hispanic)18.5%11.0%29.4%18149
Black (non-Hispanic)17.2%7.8%33.7%951
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander (non-Hispanic)19.1%17.7%20.5%1,2468,270
White (non-Hispanic)26.6%13.6%45.5%1489
Multiracial/Other (non-Hisp.)22.2%16.0%29.9%57287
Hispanic (alone or multi)21.9%16.9%27.9%85400
Healthy Alaskans Goal20.0%

Data Notes

Race/ethnicity is determined by responses to three questions: [[br]] 1) "Are you Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin?" "If yes, are you...?" One or more categories may be selected from categories of (1) "Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano/a"; (2) "Puerto Rican"; (3) "Cuban"; (4) "Another Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin".[[br]] 2) "Which one or more of the following would you say is your race?" Response categories consist of "White", "Black or African American", "American Indian or Alaska Native", "Asian" (with subcategories of Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, or Other Asian), "Pacific Islander" (with subcategories of Native Hawaiian, Guamanian or Chamorro, Samoan, or Other Pacific Islander), Other, or No additional choices. [[br]] 3) If more than one response to race, then "Which one of these groups would you say best represents your race?" with choices from the list enumerated above. Responses of Don't Know/Not Sure or Refused are excluded.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported binge drinking in the past 30 days by ethnicity, all Alaskans, 2010-2020

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HA: Ethnicity - Hispanic/LatinoYearPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 22
Hispanic/Latino201024.5%8.8%52.2%851
Hispanic/Latino201118.3%10.1%30.8%1375
Hispanic/Latino201215.4%8.5%26.5%19124
Hispanic/Latino201324.6%16.1%35.8%31130
Hispanic/Latino201422.3%14.6%32.5%31126
Hispanic/Latino201517.0%10.7%25.9%35213
Hispanic/Latino201620.4%12.6%31.3%34212
Not Hispanic/Latino201021.8%18.4%25.6%2911,840
Not Hispanic/Latino201120.3%18.4%22.3%5743,151
Not Hispanic/Latino201217.4%15.8%19.1%6184,027
Not Hispanic/Latino201318.1%16.4%20.0%6904,212
Not Hispanic/Latino201420.1%18.3%22.0%6553,944
Not Hispanic/Latino201520.2%18.6%21.8%1,1687,505
Not Hispanic/Latino201618.3%16.6%20.0%1,0026,694
Healthy Alaskans Goal201320.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201420.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201520.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201620.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201720.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201820.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201920.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal202020.0%

Data Notes

Ethnicity is defined independent of race. It is based upon responses to the question, "Are you Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin?" Responses of "Don't Know/Not Sure" or "Refused" are excluded.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported binge drinking in the past 30 days by marital status, all Alaskans, 2010-2020

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HA: Marital StatusYearPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 43
Married201016.8%13.4%20.9%1581,103
Married201116.3%14.2%18.7%2791,769
Married201213.4%11.6%15.4%2852,228
Married201313.3%11.6%15.2%3252,340
Married201416.5%14.6%18.7%3452,324
Married201516.8%15.0%18.9%5794,321
Married201614.6%12.7%16.6%5163,936
Widowed20102.6%1.1%5.9%7144
Widowed201111.6%6.1%21.0%19222
Widowed20125.3%3.1%9.0%20314
Widowed201311.6%4.3%27.5%24336
Widowed20148.8%5.5%13.6%29322
Widowed201511.4%8.1%15.8%59662
Widowed20164.2%2.6%6.7%41615
Divorced/Separated201015.2%9.8%23.0%46302
Divorced/Separated201119.5%15.3%24.6%102586
Divorced/Separated201219.0%15.2%23.5%113698
Divorced/Separated201317.4%13.3%22.5%112734
Divorced/Separated201421.5%16.7%27.1%121687
Divorced/Separated201514.7%11.9%18.1%1881,219
Divorced/Separated201618.6%14.6%23.4%1631,074
Never Married201036.3%26.8%46.9%67282
Never Married201130.4%25.0%36.4%140492
Never Married201226.0%22.0%30.5%181724
Never Married201328.9%24.2%34.1%214760
Never Married201427.3%22.9%32.3%160615
Never Married201528.0%24.1%32.2%3001,229
Never Married201625.6%21.6%29.9%2501,062
Living with a Partner201042.4%25.1%61.9%2265
Living with a Partner201124.2%16.6%33.8%41150
Living with a Partner201222.7%15.5%32.0%36175
Living with a Partner201330.8%22.1%41.2%48191
Living with a Partner201427.1%19.0%37.1%38155
Living with a Partner201529.1%21.8%37.6%83324
Living with a Partner201630.6%22.3%40.4%67252
Healthy Alaskans Goal201320.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201420.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201520.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201620.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201720.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201820.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201920.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal202020.0%

Data Notes

Marital status is determined by the question, "Are you ...?" with responses of "Married", 'Divorced", "Widowed", "Separated", "Never married," or "A member of an unmarried couple". Responses of "Refused" are excluded.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (25+) who reported binge drinking in the past 30 days, by education, all Alaskans, 2010-2020

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HA: Edu Level: LT High School, High School, Some College, College GradYearPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 36
LT High School201012.6%5.4%26.5%19115
LT High School201119.8%13.5%28.0%35205
LT High School201212.9%8.0%20.2%26235
LT High School201330.3%20.8%41.9%50211
LT High School201422.2%15.0%31.7%38195
LT High School201521.0%15.7%27.5%69358
LT High School201615.5%9.7%23.9%33299
High School201024.1%17.8%31.9%99512
High School201120.3%17.0%24.2%162835
High School201220.6%17.3%24.3%1801,018
High School201315.8%13.0%19.1%1901,083
High School201421.4%17.9%25.4%172912
High School201523.6%20.2%27.4%3341,818
High School201623.4%19.8%27.6%3041,650
Some College201021.8%16.3%28.6%91541
Some College201118.1%15.0%21.7%150846
Some College201217.2%14.5%20.3%1851,182
Some College201315.5%12.9%18.6%1761,189
Some College201418.0%15.2%21.3%1801,152
Some College201517.3%14.8%20.1%3222,237
Some College201615.7%132.0%18.7%2841,960
College Graduate201017.2%12.6%23.2%72635
College Graduate201118.2%15.3%21.6%1791,116
College Graduate201213.9%11.6%16.5%1831,392
College Graduate201317.3%14.6%20.4%2171,527
College Graduate201418.2%15.8%21.0%2451,618
College Graduate201515.7%13.5%18.2%3682,930
College Graduate201616.8%14.4%19.7%3372,679
Healthy Alaskans Goal201320.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201420.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201520.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201620.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201720.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201820.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201920.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal202020.0%

Data Notes

Education is based upon education completed by or after 25 years of age. Individuals less than 25 years of age are excluded. Education is assessed by responses to the question: "What is the highest grade or year of school you completed?" Responses are "Never attended school or only attended kindergarten", "Grades 1 through 8 (Elementary)", "Grades 9 through 11 (Some high school)", "Grade 12 (High School Graduate)", "College 1 year to 3 years (Some college or technical school)", "College 4 years or more (College graduate)", or "Refused". Refusals are excluded.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported binge drinking in the past 30 days, by employment status, all Alaskans, 2010-2020

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HA: EmploymentYearPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 36
Employed201025.4%21.2%30.1%2341,207
Employed201123.3%20.8%26.0%4101,940
Employed201220.2%18.1%22.5%4492,515
Employed201321.3%19.0%23.7%5222,664
Employed201423.7%21.4%26.3%4982,442
Employed201522.8%20.8%24.9%8664,573
Employed201620.7%18.6%23.0%7233,934
Unemployed201016.7%8.4%30.6%23142
Unemployed201125.0%18.3%33.3%58241
Unemployed201219.2%14.2%25.5%59323
Unemployed201321.2%15.1%28.8%64321
Unemployed201421.5%15.2%29.5%41218
Unemployed201526.4%20.8%32.8%113465
Unemployed201628.5%21.3%37.0%86399
Not In Work Force201016.1%9.2%26.6%37458
Not In Work Force201113.4%10.3%17.1%103860
Not In Work Force201210.5%8.2%13.3%1091,083
Not In Work Force201313.0%9.8%17.0%1161,145
Not In Work Force201411.7%9.4%14.5%1291,241
Not In Work Force201512.3%9.7%15.4%1922,331
Not In Work Force201610.2%8.1%12.7%1892,255
Unable to Work20104.2%1.8%9.5%692
Unable to Work20118.0%4.2%14.5%15186
Unable to Work20129.6%5.6%16.1%21234
Unable to Work201312.4%7.4%19.9%27214
Unable to Work201412.4%6.3%23.1%22197
Unable to Work201510.5%5.5%19.3%37381
Unable to Work20169.7%5.6%16.2%36355
Healthy Alaskans Goal201320.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201420.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201520.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201620.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201720.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201820.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201920.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal202020.0%

Data Notes

Employment status is assessed by the question: "Are you currently ...?" with responses of "Employed for wages", "Self-employed", "Out of work for 1 year or more", "Out of work for less than 1 year", "A Homemaker", "A Student", "Retired", "Unable to work" or "Refused". Refusals are excluded.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported binge drinking in the past 30 days, by income, all Alaskans, 2010-2020

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HA: Income: LT $15k, $15k-$25k, $25k-$50k, $50-$75k, $75k+YearPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 43
<$15,000201019.9%8.2%41.0%16135
<$15,000201125.0%17.8%33.9%48248
<$15,000201219.3%14.0%26.0%55353
<$15,000201321.3%14.4%30.2%64375
<$15,000201413.8%9.2%20.2%47310
<$15,000201518.4%13.3%24.8%86531
<$15,000201623.1%16.2%31.9%76479
$15,000 - $24,999201015.9%9.3%25.7%27185
$15,000 - $24,999201119.4%13.8%26.6%54358
$15,000 - $24,999201216.1%12.0%21.4%67448
$15,000 - $24,999201318.0%12.9%24.4%85510
$15,000 - $24,999201421.9%16.8%28.2%83437
$15,000 - $24,999201519.2%14.8%24.5%125860
$15,000 - $24,999201619.1%14.7%24.5%107715
$25,000 - $49,999201019.8%13.1%29.0%47348
$25,000 - $49,999201120.5%16.0%25.8%101599
$25,000 - $49,999201219.8%16.2%23.9%132827
$25,000 - $49,999201316.0%12.7%19.9%138865
$25,000 - $49,999201420.2%16.2%24.8%125787
$25,000 - $49,999201519.6%16.1%23.5%2081,400
$25,000 - $49,999201619.2%15.6%23.4%1861,291
$50,000 - $74,999201026.1%17.5%37.0%60334
$50,000 - $74,999201119.6%15.5%24.6%99513
$50,000 - $74,999201215.3%11.9%19.5%101647
$50,000 - $74,999201321.8%17.6%26.8%144745
$50,000 - $74,999201418.6%14.6%23.5%102619
$50,000 - $74,999201524.7%20.5%29.5%2041,216
$50,000 - $74,999201619.4%15.6%24.0%1771,088
$75,000+201026.6%20.7%33.5%125645
$75,000+201121.6%18.5%25.0%2251,093
$75,000+201219.6%16.7%22.7%2261,325
$75,000+201320.0%17.1%23.2%2651,539
$75,000+201423.0%20.2%26.2%2951,590
$75,000+201521.3%18.9%24.0%5253,034
$75,000+201617.6%15.2%20.1%4452,802
Healthy Alaskans Goal201320.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201420.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201520.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201620.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201720.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201820.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201920.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal202020.0%

Data Notes

Income is measure by the question: "Is your annual household income from all sources ---" with categories of "Less than $10,000", "Less than $15,000", "less than $20,000", "less than $25,000", "less than $35,000", "less than $50,000", "less than $75,000", "$75,000 or more", and "Don't know / Not sure" or "Refused". Responses of "Don't know / Not sure" or "Refused" are excluded.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported binge drinking in the past 30 days, by poverty threshold, all Alaskans, 2010-2020

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Poverty thresholds are intended for use as a statistical yardstick, not as a complete description of what people and families need to live. Poverty thresholds are the dollar amounts assigned by the U.S. Census Bureau to determine poverty status. Poverty thresholds are assigned based upon the size of the family and the ages of the members (i.e., adults versus children). The same thresholds are used throughout the United States. Poverty thresholds were originally derived in the 1963-1964 using U.S. Department of Agriculture food budgets designed for families under economic stress and data about what proportion of their income families spent on food. The thresholds are updated annually for inflation using the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U). How the Census Bureau Measures Poverty - U.S. Census Bureau [https://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/about/overview/measure.html]
HA: Poverty ThresholdYearPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 29
Poor201019.6%8.2%40.0%14117
Poor201125.5%17.1%36.2%43213
Poor201217.4%12.5%23.7%51339
Poor201323.2%15.7%32.9%63332
Poor201415.8%10.8%22.5%51271
Poor201516.4%11.8%22.2%75421
Poor201614.0%8.9%21.3%54333
Near Poor201014.3%9.1%21.9%40261
Near Poor201116.2%11.0%23.3%51369
Near Poor201217.3%13.3%22.1%83559
Near Poor201313.5%10.6%17.2%106666
Near Poor201420.5%15.6%26.4%86499
Near Poor201519.3%14.9%24.6%127826
Near Poor201617.0%11.9%23.8%83661
Middle/High201025.7%21.2%30.7%2211,269
Middle/High201118.5%16.3%20.9%3641,981
Middle/High201218.8%16.8%21.0%4472,702
Middle/High201320.1%18.0%22.4%5273,036
Middle/High201421.5%19.3%23.7%5182,972
Middle/High201521.2%19.1%23.5%7464,823
Middle/High201618.4%16.3%20.7%6634,421
Healthy Alaskans Goal201320.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201420.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201520.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201620.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201720.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201820.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201920.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal202020.0%

Data Notes

Poverty thresholds computed using the BRFSS assume that householders are less than 65 years of age as the ages of the household heads are not recorded. The maximum of the income range provided for the household is used to evaluate the proportion of the poverty threshold. This is a conservative approach as there are no errors of misclassification into the lowest poverty group. The category of Poor represents less than 100% of the poverty threshold. Near Poor is 100% through 199% of the poverty threshold. Middle/High income families are 200% or higher of the poverty threshold. How the Census Bureau Measures Poverty - U.S. Census Bureau [https://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/about/overview/measure.html]

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of Adults Who Reported Binge Drinking in the Past 30 Days by body mass index, all Alaskans, 2014-2016 (3-year average)

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Weight CategoryPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 4
Neither Overweight nor Obese19.8%17.7%22.1%5463,445
Overweight20.2%18.2%22.3%6613,870
Obese19.3%17.1%21.8%5043,289
Healthy Alaskans Goal20.0%

Data Notes

Body Mass Index (BMI) is computed based upon responses to the questions, "About how much do you weight without shoes?" and "About how tall are you without shoes?" Responses of "Don't know / Not sure" or "Refused" to either questions are excluded.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of Adults Who Reported Binge Drinking in the Past 30 Days by current smoking, all Alaskans, 2014-2016 (3-year average)

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Percentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 3
Not current smoker15.7%14.5%17.0%1,1749,230
Current smoker34.0%30.7%37.4%5631,851
Healthy Alaskans Goal20.0%

Data Notes

Current smoking is assessed using two questions: "Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?" and, if "Yes", "Do you now smoke cigarettes every day, some days, or not at all?" Current smokers are defined as those who have smoked at least 100 cigarettes and who now smoke every day or some days. Non-current smokers are those who have either never smoke 100 cigarettes or whom now smoke cigarettes not at all. Responses of "Don't know / Not sure" or "Refused" to either question are excluded.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of Adults Who Reported Binge Drinking in the Past 30 Days by sexual orientation, all Alaskans, 2014-2016 (3-year average)

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Percentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 3
Heterosexual19.0%17.7%20.3%1,55510,068
Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual27.3%20.8%35.0%78310
Healthy Alaskans Goal20.0%

Data Notes

Sexual orientation is assessed by the question: "Now I'm going to ask you a question about sexual orientation. Do you think of yourself as A. Gay or lesbian, B. Straight, that is, not lesbian or gay, C. Bisexual, or D. something else?" Responses of "Straight, that is not lesbian or gay" are contrasted with the combined responses to "Gay or lesbian" and "Bisexual". Responses of "Something else", "Don't Know / Not sure", or "Refused" are excluded.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of Adults Who Reported Binge Drinking in the Past 30 Days by disability, all Alaskans, 2014-2016 (3-year average)

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Percentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 3
Disability Present13.8%9.8%19.2%64506
Disability Absent18.2%15.7%20.9%3642,210
Healthy Alaskans Goal20.0%

Data Notes

Disability is assessed using responses from 5 questions: 1) "Are you blind or do you have serious difficulty seeing, even when wearing glasses?"; 2) Because of physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have serious difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions?"; 3) "Do you have a serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs?"; 4) "Do you have difficulty dressing or bathing?"; and 5) "Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have difficulty doing errands alone such as visiting a doctor's office or shopping?" A "Yes" response to one or more of the questions when all questions have valid answers is used to classify the respondent as having a disability. Responses of "No" to all 5 questions denotes the absence of a disability. Responses of "Don't know / Not sure" or "Refused" to one or more questions result in the survey being excluded from analysis on disability status.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of Adults Who Reported Binge Drinking in the Past 30 Days by ACEs score, all Alaskans, 2013-2015 (3-year average)

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Percentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 5
016.4%14.5%18.4%4923,904
119.2%16.7%21.9%3882,340
2-321.4%19.0%24.1%4652,555
4+23.4%20.4%26.7%3821,860
Healthy Alaskans Goal20.0%

Data Notes

The presence of one or more Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is assessed using either the 10 domains that are grouped into: [[br]] '''Abuse:'''[[br]] 1) Verbal Abuse[[br]] 2) Physical Abuse[[br]] 3) Sexual Abuse][[br]] '''Dysfunctional Households:'''[[br]] 4) Substance Abuse[[br]] 5) Mental Illness[[br]] 6) Domestic Violence[[br]] 7) Separation/Divorce[[br]] 8) Incarceration among household members[[br]] '''Neglect:'''[[br]] 9) Emotional Neglect[[br]] 10) Physical Neglect[[br]] The presence of an Adverse Childhood Experience have grouped into scores of 0 (no exposure), 1 (single exposure to an ACE), 2-3 (exposure to 2 or 3 ACEs), and 4+ (exposure to 4 or more different ACEs) The questions associated with each type of ACEs is described in the [http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov/indicator/index/Alphabetical.html respective reports]. A summary ACEs score is computed for those with valid responses to all domains. Respondents with refusals to one or more of the ACEs questions are excluded.


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported binge drinking in the past 30 days, by Alaska Public Health Regions, all Alaskans and Alaska Natives, 2016

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Alaska ComparisonsPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 15
All AlaskansAnchorage16.3%13.4%19.7%1671,266
All AlaskansGulf Coast18.5%15.1%22.5%1491,041
All AlaskansInterior19.5%16.4%23.0%2261,533
All AlaskansMat-Su16.9%13.8%20.5%1591,136
All AlaskansNorthern25.6%17.6%35.5%52297
All AlaskansSoutheast21.9%18.3%26.0%1881,072
All AlaskansSouthwest19.3%13.0%27.7%102651
Alaska Native peopleAnchorage14.0%7.6%24.2%14117
Alaska Native peopleGulf Coast21.6%13.2%33.3%19119
Alaska Native peopleInterior26.1%17.2%37.4%45225
Alaska Native peopleMat-Su19.9%11.8%31.5%17102
Alaska Native peopleNorthern25.2%16.5%36.6%36174
Alaska Native peopleSoutheast23.6%14.8%35.5%29148
Alaska Native peopleSouthwest24.0%14.9%36.2%61339
Healthy Alaskans GoalHealthy Alaskans Goal20.0%

Data Notes

Geographic descriptions of the public health regions can be found at: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/InfoCenter/Pages/ia/brfss/geo_phr.aspx].

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported binge drinking in the past 30 days, by metropolitan/micropolitan statistical areas, all Alaskans and Alaska Natives, 2014-2016 (3-year average)

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Alaska ComparisonsPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 11
All AlaskansAnchorage MSA18.4%16.6%20.4%6024,077
All AlaskansFairbanks North Star MSA17.7%15.2%20.5%2731,811
All AlaskansJuneau MicroSA24.9%19.9%30.6%120692
All AlaskansKetchikan Gateway MicroSA19.2%13.8%25.9%56337
All AlaskansRural (non-Metro/MicroSA)20.5%18.5%22.7%6894,213
Alaska Native peopleAnchorage MSA21.0%15.9%27.2%68385
Alaska Native peopleFairbanks North Star MSA17.0%10.8%25.7%30168
Alaska Native peopleJuneau MicroSA30.8%18.2%47.0%1975
Alaska Native peopleKetchikan Gateway MicroSA16.6%7.9%31.7%855
Alaska Native peopleRural (non-Metro/MicroSA)21.7%18.0%26.0%2251,176
Healthy Alaskans GoalHealthy Alaskans Goal20.0%

Data Notes

Geographic descriptions of the metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas can be found at: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/InfoCenter/Pages/ia/brfss/geo_mmsa.aspx].

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported binge drinking in the past 30 days, by behavioral health systems assessment areas, all Alaskans and Alaska Natives, 2016

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Alaska ComparisonsPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 23
All AlaskansAnchorage Muncipality16.3%13.4%19.7%1671,266
All AlaskansFairbanks North Star Borough19.4%16.1%23.3%1771,160
All AlaskansCity and Borough of Juneau21.8%16.2%28.7%74429
All AlaskansKenai Peninsula Borough18.3%14.3%23.1%100752
All AlaskansMatanuska-Susitna Borough16.9%13.8%20.5%1591,136
All AlaskansNorthwest Region25.6%17.6%35.5%52297
All AlaskansOther Interior Region19.4%14.0%26.3%74529
All AlaskansOther SE - Northern25.1%18.8%32.6%63346
All AlaskansOther SE - Southern18.8%13.1%26.2%51297
All AlaskansY-K Delta Region20.7%11.8%33.8%44282
All AlaskansSouthwest Region18.8%12.9%26.6%82502
Alaska Native peopleAnchorage Muncipality14.0%7.6%24.2%14117
Alaska Native peopleFairbanks North Star Borough21.1%12.2%33.8%21113
Alaska Native peopleCity and Borough of Juneau**47
Alaska Native peopleKenai Peninsula Borough18.8%9.5%33.9%972
Alaska Native peopleMatanuska-Susitna Borough19.9%11.8%31.5%17102
Alaska Native peopleNorthwest Region25.2%16.5%36.6%36174
Alaska Native peopleOther Interior Region34.2%21.0%50.5%31132
Alaska Native peopleOther SE - Northern29.5%16.4%47.2%1250
Alaska Native peopleOther SE - Southern11.1%3.8%28.5%551
Alaska Native peopleY-K Delta Region20.8%10.9%36.2%31178
Alaska Native peopleSouthwest Region25.3%13.3%42.8%33188
Healthy Alaskans GoalHealthy Alaskans Goal20.0%

Data Notes

Geographic descriptions of the behavioral health systems assessment reporting regions can be found at: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/InfoCenter/Pages/ia/brfss/geo_bhs.aspx].

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported binge drinking in the past 30 days, boroughs and census areas, all Alaskans and Alaska Natives, 2014-2016 (3-year average)

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Alaska ComparisonsPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 59
All AlaskansAleutians East Borough28.7%12.8%52.5%1781
All AlaskansAleutians West CA20.6%9.7%38.7%21123
All AlaskansAnchorage Municipality19.0%16.8%21.5%3472,269
All AlaskansBethel CA22.1%14.2%32.6%52299
All AlaskansBristol Bay Borough19.7%10.3%34.4%1477
All AlaskansDenali Borough18.8%9.7%33.3%1591
All AlaskansDillingham CA5.6%3.0%10.1%20160
All AlaskansFairbanks North Star Borough17.7%15.2%20.5%2731,811
All AlaskansHaines Borough21.7%11.6%37.0%17107
All AlaskansHoonah-Angoon CA16.5%7.8%31.5%1058
All AlaskansJuneau City and Borough24.9%19.9%30.6%120692
All AlaskansKenai Peninsula Borough21.6%18.3%25.4%1921,213
All AlaskansKetchikan Gateway Borough19.2%13.8%25.9%56337
All AlaskansKodiak Island Borough21.1%13.7%31.0%40218
All AlaskansKusilvak CA18.0%9.2%32.2%16114
All AlaskansLake and Peninsula Borough20.7%6.6%49.0%1477
All AlaskansMatanuska-Susitna Borough16.6%14.3%19.2%2551,808
All AlaskansNome CA20.7%12.6%32.0%35206
All AlaskansNorth Slope Borough15.5%8.3%27.0%14107
All AlaskansNorthwest Arctic Borough22.4%12.4%37.1%20111
All AlaskansPetersburg Borough18.1%8.9%33.2%1086
All AlaskansPrince of Wales-Hyder CA13.5%7.7%22.6%23123
All AlaskansSitka City and Borough20.3%12.4%31.5%33183
All AlaskansSkagway Municipality**22
All AlaskansSoutheast Fairbanks CA16.2%9.4%26.4%25250
All AlaskansValdez-Cordova CA20.8%14.0%29.9%42247
All AlaskansWrangell City and Borough24.6%12.8%42.2%1158
All AlaskansYakutat City and Borough**17
All AlaskansYukon-Koyukuk CA30.6%19.1%45.1%40185
Alaska Native peopleAleutians East Borough**41
Alaska Native peopleAleutians West CA**38
Alaska Native peopleAnchorage Municipality21.1%15.0%28.9%38213
Alaska Native peopleBethel CA19.2%10.6%32.4%31162
Alaska Native peopleBristol Bay Borough**27
Alaska Native peopleDenali Borough**8
Alaska Native peopleDillingham CA5.1%2.0%12.2%982
Alaska Native peopleFairbanks North Star Borough17.0%10.8%25.7%30168
Alaska Native peopleHaines Borough**10
Alaska Native peopleHoonah-Angoon CA**18
Alaska Native peopleJuneau City and Borough30.8%18.2%47.0%1975
Alaska Native peopleKenai Peninsula Borough20.6%12.7%31.6%17109
Alaska Native peopleKetchikan Gateway Borough16.6%7.9%31.7%855
Alaska Native peopleKodiak Island Borough**41
Alaska Native peopleKusilvak CA15.8%8.2%28.4%1596
Alaska Native peopleLake and Peninsula Borough**40
Alaska Native peopleMatanuska-Susitna Borough20.4%13.7%29.4%30172
Alaska Native peopleNome CA17.4%9.5%29.9%20115
Alaska Native peopleNorth Slope Borough17.3%8.1%33.3%961
Alaska Native peopleNorthwest Arctic Borough24.3%12.7%41.3%1675
Alaska Native peoplePetersburg Borough**10
Alaska Native peoplePrince of Wales-Hyder CA**29
Alaska Native peopleSitka City and Borough**30
Alaska Native peopleSkagway Municipality**1
Alaska Native peopleSoutheast Fairbanks CA**28
Alaska Native peopleValdez-Cordova CA**31
Alaska Native peopleWrangell City and Borough**15
Alaska Native peopleYakutat City and Borough**5
Alaska Native peopleYukon-Koyukuk CA37.6%22.2%56.0%30104
Healthy Alaskans GoalHealthy Alaskans Goal20.0%

Data Notes

** = Data not available due to fewer than 50 respondents in the denominator. Geographic descriptions of boroughs and census areas can be found at: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/InfoCenter/Pages/ia/brfss/geo_bca.aspx].

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported binge drinking in the past 30 days, tribal health organization regions, all Alaskans and Alaska Natives, 2012-2016 (5-year average)

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Alaska ComparisonsPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 25
All AlaskansAleutians and Pribilofs20.1%13.6%28.8%76394
All AlaskansAnchorage/Mat-Su18.1%16.8%19.5%1,0516,982
All AlaskansArctic Slope19.2%12.4%28.5%34202
All AlaskansBristol Bay11.2%8.1%15.2%95618
All AlaskansCopper R/Prince William Snd.17.2%12.9%22.6%77449
All AlaskansInterior18.2%16.5%20.0%6254,063
All AlaskansKenai Peninsula20.9%18.5%23.5%3462,098
All AlaskansKodiak Area20.1%15.1%26.2%76404
All AlaskansNorthwest Arctic20.7%13.9%29.6%42256
All AlaskansNorton Sound18.3%12.7%25.5%63400
All AlaskansSoutheast20.6%18.5%22.8%4922,952
All AlaskansYukon-Kuskokwim15.9%12.4%20.3%134874
Alaska Native peopleAleutians and Pribilofs38.0%22.7%56.1%33145
Alaska Native peopleAnchorage/Mat-Su19.9%15.8%24.6%117675
Alaska Native peopleArctic Slope17.5%10.1%28.6%21108
Alaska Native peopleBristol Bay11.8%8.2%16.5%50308
Alaska Native peopleCopper R/Prince William Snd.25.8%14.5%41.6%1763
Alaska Native peopleInterior24.7%19.5%30.8%121530
Alaska Native peopleKenai Peninsula22.6%16.0%30.9%35189
Alaska Native peopleKodiak Area18.3%10.1%30.7%1678
Alaska Native peopleNorthwest Arctic21.3%13.6%31.7%33185
Alaska Native peopleNorton Sound16.6%10.5%25.1%37241
Alaska Native peopleSoutheast22.7%17.9%28.4%92448
Alaska Native peopleYukon-Kuskokwim14.9%11.2%19.6%93580
Healthy Alaskans GoalHealthy Alaskans Goal20.0%

Data Notes

Geographic descriptions of the tribal health organization regions can be found at: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/InfoCenter/Pages/ia/brfss/geo_thr.aspx].

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

References and Community Resources

'''References:''' 1. Stahre M, Roeber J, Kanny D, Brewer RD, Zhang X. Contribution of Excessive Alcohol Consumption to Deaths and Years of Potential Life Lost in the United States. Prev Chronic Dis 2014;11:130293. DOI: [http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd11.130293]. 2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking-2007. [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK44360/pdf/Bookshelf_NBK44360.pdf]. Published 2007. Accessed October 10, 2016. '''Resources:''' NATIONAL: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA): [http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/ Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator]. National Institutes of Health: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: [http://www.niaaa.nih.gov]. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Alcohol and Public Health: [http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/]. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: [http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/ Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System].

More Resources and Links

Alaska and national goals may be found at the following sites:

Alaska health promotion resources may be found at the following site:

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

Maps of health indicators for various subdivisions of Alaska may be found at the following site:

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

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

For an on-line medical dictionary, click on this Dictionary link.

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