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Table 2 Smoking and drinking prevalence rates by age group, BRFSS, 2001-6 (a)

From: Unintended consequences of cigarette price changes for alcohol drinking behaviors across age groups: evidence from pooled cross sections

Variable Current smoking SE Current drinking SE Binge drinking(c) SE Heavy drinking SE
N = 1,323,758 (b)
Total 21.79 0.00 55.38 0.00 15.69 0.00 5.43 0.00
Age group (d) ***
18-20 24.19 0.49 47.05 0.58 25.26 0.55 8.40 0.35
21-29 27.58 0.22 63.95 0.24 28.99 0.25 8.44 0.15
30-64 22.92 0.08 56.99 0.10 14.48 0.08 4.97 0.04
65 and older 9.84 0.11 41.40 0.18 3.45 0.08 3.23 0.07
  1. Notes: BRFSS = Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Surveys.
  2. SE = standard error.
  3. (a) Weighted unadjusted percents are presented to reflect the complex sampling design of Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) 2001-2006.
  4. (b) N = 1,323,758. This is the sample used for all analyses, except as noted.
  5. (c) N = 1,050,573. Includes observations for 2001-2005 only due to change in definition of binge drinking in 2006.
  6. (d) Data represent chi-square statistics.
  7. *** Age group has a statistically significant association with all four column variables (Overall chi-square df = 3, p < .001, for each column variable).