Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Brooklyn Binge Drinking More, Smoking Less

Posted By on Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Brooklyn Trends
  • Brooklyn Trends
Most Brooklyn neighborhoods were smoking less but binge drinking more in 2007 than they were five years earlier, according to data compiled by Brooklyn College's Center for the Study of Brooklyn. Two thirds of Brooklyn's community districts saw increases in binge drinking, while every district except Community District 18 (Bergen Beach, Canarsie, Flatlands, Marine Park and Mill Basin) saw a decrease in cigarette smoking. The largest increase in binge drinking by percentage point (+2.7) was in CD1, which includes Williamsburg and Greenpoint, followed closely by CD4, which encompasses Bushwick, with 2.4 percentage points. CD1 reported the highest levels of binge drinking, as well: 19.4 percent of residents binge drank. The lowest levels were CD12, which includes Borough Park and Kensington, where it was 8.5 percent.

The largest percentage-point decrease in smoking is a three-way tie: both CD2 (Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Clinton Hill and Fort Greene), CD6 (Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Gowanus and Park Slope) and CD7 (Sunset Park and Windsor Terrace) posted declines of 5.6 percentage points. The most smoking happens in Bushwick (22.2 percent), while the least is a tie between CD9 (Crown Heights South and Prospect Lefferts Gardens), CD14 (Ditmas Park, Flatbush and Midwood) and CD17 (East Flatbush), where only 11 percent of residents smoked.

On average in 2007, 16.5 percent of Brooklynites smoked, while 12.3 percent binge drank.

Data for every district:
(the first percentage is as of 2002, the second as of 2007)

Community District 1
(Williamsburg, Greenpoint)
Smoking: 19.7, 16.5 (-3.2)
Drinking: 16.7, 19.4 (+2.7)

Community District 2
(Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Clinton Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Fort Greene, Vinegar Hill)
Smoking: 19.6, 14 (-5.6)
Drinking: 20, 16.7 (-5.6)

Community District 3
(Bedford-Stuyvestant)
Smoking: 22, 20.4 (-1.6)
Drinking: 10.9, 12.7 (+1.8)

Community District 4
(Bushwick)
Smoking: 23.7, 22.2 (-1.5)
Drinking: 11, 13.4 (+2.4)

Community District 5
(East New York, New Lots, Spring Creek, Starrett City)
Smoking: 21.1, 17.6 (-3.5)
Drinking: 12, 11 (-1)

Community District 6
(Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook)
Smoking: 19.6, 14 (-5.6)
Drinking: 20, 16.7 (-3.3)

Community District 7
(Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace)
Smoking: 19.5, 13.9 (-5.6)
Drinking: 10.8, 11.8 (+1)

Community District 8
(Crown Heights North, Prospect Heights)
Smoking: 22, 20.4 (-1.6)
Drinking: 10.9, 12.7 (+1.8)

Community District 9
(Crown Heights South, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Wingate)
Smoking: 13.3, 11 (-2.3)
Drinking: 8.7, 10.5 (+1.8)

Community District 10/11
(Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach)
Smoking: 23.9/19.4 (-4.5)
Drinking: 13.4, 10.4 (-3)

Community District 12
(Borough Park, Kensington)
Smoking: 16.1/15 (-1.1)
Drinking: 9.6/8.5 (-0.9)

Community District 13
(Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Sea Gate)
Smoking: 22.6, 18.9 (-3.7)
Drinking: 12, 13.8 (+1.8)

Community District 14
(Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Midwood)
Smoking: 13.3, 11 (-2.3)
Drinking: 8.7, 10.5 (+1.8)

Community District 15
(Gerritsen Beach, Gravesend, Homecrest, Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead Bay)
Smoking: 22.6, 18.9 (-3.7)
Drinking: 12, 13.8 (+1.8)

Community District 16
(Brownsville, Ocean Hill)
Smoking: 22, 20.4 (-1.6)
Drinking: 10.9, 12.7 (+1.8)

Community District 17
(East Flatbush)
Smoking: 13.3, 11 (-2.3)
Drinking: 8.7, 10.5 (+1.8)

Community District 18
(Bergen Beach, Canarsie, Flatlands, Marine Park, Mill Basin)
Smoking: 15.0, 15.3 (+0.3)
Drinking: 9.7, 10 (+0.3)

Follow Henry Stewart on Twitter @henrycstewart

[image]

Tags: , ,

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Henry Stewart

  • The Best Old Movies on a Big Screen This Week

    Noirs classic and neo, melodrama, vampires, Buñuel, and Diane Keaton in the best outfits in the history of cinema.
    • Jul 30, 2014
  • The Best Old Movies on a Big Screen This Week

    The Beatles! Structuralism! Femmes Fatale! And so much more, in this week and weekend's rep cinema picks.
    • Jul 16, 2014
  • More »

Most Commented On

Most Shared Stories

Top Viewed Stories

Top Topics in The Measure

Film (18)


Music (9)


Art (6)


Special Events (3)


Theater (2)


© 2014 The L Magazine
Website powered by Foundation