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Adults Drinking and Driving in the Past Month

This indicator shows the percentage of adults who report one or more occasions in the past month of driving after perhaps having too much to drink.

Adults Drinking and Driving in the Past Month

3.5
6.7
Comparison: U.S. Value 

6.7

percent
Measurement Period: 2011

County: Douglas

Data Source: 2011 PRC Community Health Needs Assessment
Technical Note: The regional value is compared to the national value; national data are derived from the PRC National Health Survey.
Maintained By: Live Well Omaha and the Douglas County Health Department
Last Updated: December 2011

Why is this important?

Though episodes of driving after drinking too much ("drinking and driving") have gone down by 30% during the past 5 years, it remains a serious problem in the US. Alcohol-impaired drivers* are involved in about 1 in 3 crash deaths, resulting in nearly 11,000 deaths in 2009.

Adults Drinking and Driving in the Past Month : Time Series

2002: 4.6 2008: 3.2 2011: 6.7

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Percent of Adults Drinking and Driving in the Past Month, by Age Group

18-39: 11.2 40-64: 4.1 65+: 1.7 Overall: 6.7

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Percent of Adults Drinking and Driving in the Past Month, by Gender

Female: 4.7 Male: 9.0 Overall: 6.7

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Percent of Adults Drinking and Driving in the Past Month, by Income

Low Income: 5.8 Mid/High Income: 7.7 Overall: 6.7

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Percent of Adults Drinking and Driving in the Past Month, by Race/Ethnicity

Black, non-Hispanic: 3.3 Hispanic: 7.2 White, non-Hispanic: 7.6 Overall: 6.7

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Percent of Adults Drinking and Driving in the Past Month, by Region

Northeast Omaha: 5.4 Southeast Omaha: 4.2 Northwest Omaha: 6.2 Southwest Omaha: 11.1 Western Douglas County: 4.3 Overall: 6.7

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Adults Drinking and Driving in the Past Month

Comparison: Prior Value 

6.7

percent
Measurement Period: 2011

County: Douglas

Data Source: 2011 PRC Community Health Needs Assessment
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Live Well Omaha and the Douglas County Health Department
Last Updated: December 2011

Why is this important?

Though episodes of driving after drinking too much ("drinking and driving") have gone down by 30% during the past 5 years, it remains a serious problem in the US. Alcohol-impaired drivers* are involved in about 1 in 3 crash deaths, resulting in nearly 11,000 deaths in 2009.

Adults Drinking and Driving in the Past Month : Time Series

2002: 4.6 2008: 3.2 2011: 6.7

percent

Percent of Adults Drinking and Driving in the Past Month, by Age Group

18-39: 11.2 40-64: 4.1 65+: 1.7 Overall: 6.7

percent

Percent of Adults Drinking and Driving in the Past Month, by Gender

Female: 4.7 Male: 9.0 Overall: 6.7

percent

Percent of Adults Drinking and Driving in the Past Month, by Income

Low Income: 5.8 Mid/High Income: 7.7 Overall: 6.7

percent

Percent of Adults Drinking and Driving in the Past Month, by Race/Ethnicity

Black, non-Hispanic: 3.3 Hispanic: 7.2 White, non-Hispanic: 7.6 Overall: 6.7

percent

Percent of Adults Drinking and Driving in the Past Month, by Region

Northeast Omaha: 5.4 Southeast Omaha: 4.2 Northwest Omaha: 6.2 Southwest Omaha: 11.1 Western Douglas County: 4.3 Overall: 6.7

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