||This paper studies relationships between individual socioeconomic background, health status, living areas, and drinking behavior with the data of the “2013 National Health Interview Survey”. Drinking behavior is divided into three aspects: drinking frequency, drinking concentration and excessive drinking. This study uses the ordered probit empirical model to analyze the determinants of drinking frequency and drinking concentration in young and middle-aged people. The results show that male gender, a monthly income of more than 50,000 NT dollars, smoking habits, underage drinking and living in eastern Taiwan all contribute to high frequency of drinking. In terms of drinking concentration, People who earn less than 30,000 NT dollars monthly have lower possibilities. And the significant factor is roughly the same as the drinking frequency. In addition, this paper adopts the probit empirical model to explore excessive drinking. The results show that male gender, those living in the east, those with smoking habits, and those who have experienced underage drinking are significantly positively correlated with excessive drinking. In contrast, being married and cohabiting, aged between 55 to 64, and university education are negatively correlated with excessive drinking. It can be seen that a good marital status and high level of knowledge can inhibit excessive intake of alcohol.|
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