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Race/ethnicity

In 1995, whites continued to have the highest rate of alcohol use at 56 percent. Rates for Hispanics and blacks were 45 percent and 41 percent, respectively. The rates of binge use was lower among blacks (11.2 percent) than among whites (16.6 percent) and Hispanics (17.2 percent). Heavy use showed no statistically significant differences by race/ethnicity (5.7 percent for whites, 6.3 percent for Hispanics, and 4.6 percent for blacks).

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