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Table 2 Sample and Minnesota drinking patterns and demographics

From: Are people aware of the link between alcohol and different types of Cancer?

  Study sample Minnesota
Drinkers (ever in lifetime) 95% 61%
Binge drinker 32% 20%
Education
 Less than 9th-High school/GED 7% 28%
 Some college-Associate’s 27% 35%
 Bachelor’s degree or higher 36% 25%
 Graduate 30% 12%
Hispanic/Latine 4% 6%
Race
 White 87% 84%
 Black 2% 7%
 American Indian 1% 1%
 Asian 6% 5%
 Not White, Black, American Indian, or Asian 4% 3%
Age 65+ 21% 16%
Gender
 Woman 65% 50%
 Man 35% 50%
  1. 1Data retrieved from the MN Department of Health webpage, “Alcohol and Other Drugs Quick Facts” at URL: https://www.health.state.mn.us/communities/alcohol/data/quickfacts.html
  2. 2Data retrieved from the MN Office of Higher Education webpage, “Educational Attainment Data” at URL: https://www.ohe.state.mn.us/sPages/educ_attain.cfm#:~:text=Minnesota%20ranks%202nd%20(50%20%,an%20associate%20degree%20or%20higher
  3. 3Data retrieved from the MN Department of Health webpage, “Alcohol and Other Drugs Quick Facts” at URL: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/MN