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Current moderate or heavier drinkers drank 12 or more drinks in lifetime, drank alcohol in past year, and drank more than 3 drinks per week on average. American Indians are those identifying themselves as being American Indian or Alaskan Native alone. Source: National Center for Health Statistics, Health Characteristics of the American Indian and Alaska Native Adult Population: United States, 1999–2003, Advance Data, No. 4 Note: Being overweight is deﬁned as having a body mass index of 25 or higher.
5 Note: American Indians include Alaska Natives. The American Indian and Alaska Native population includes only those identifying themselves as being American Indian or Alaska Native alone and no other race. _program=ACS&_lang=en&_ts=; calculations by New Strategist RACIAL AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY 39 American Indians: Living Arrangements Married Couples Head Fewer than Half of American Indian Households Married couples account for only 43 percent of households headed by American Indians, according to the Census Bureau’s 2003 American Community Survey.
American Indian men who work full-time had median earnings of $31,102 in 2003—23 percent below the median of all men who work full-time. American Indian women who work full-time had median earnings of $25,773, an amount 16 percent below the median for all women who work full-time. The 11 percent poverty rate for American Indian married couples is greater than the rate among black couples but below the rate among Hispanic couples. American Indian female-headed families are more likely to be poor (41 percent) than black or Hispanic female-headed families.
Racial and Ethnic Diversity: Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Whites by Cheryl Russell