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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have 5 or more drinks on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.#
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,597 2,044 76.3 73.7-78.8 196 7.2 5.9- 8.7 104 4.7 3.6- 6.2 171 8.7 7.0-10.8 82 3.0 2.3- 4.1
GENDER
Male 1,248 878 69.5 65.5-73.2 97 6.9 5.3- 9.0 75 6.5 4.7- 8.8 130 12.7 9.9-16.0 68 4.5 3.3- 6.1
Female 1,349 1,166 86.1 83.0-88.7 99 7.6 5.6-10.1 29 2.2 1.4- 3.7 41 3.2 2.0- 4.9 14 1.0 0.4- 2.1
RACE
White 2,092 1,640 76.3 73.4-79.1 165 7.0 5.6- 8.6 79 4.4 3.2- 5.9 145 9.4 7.4-11.8 63 3.0 2.1- 4.1
African American 360 289 78.3 71.3-84.0 24 8.4 4.9-14.0 16 5.0 2.4-10.1 19 5.8 3.0-10.8 12 2.5 1.3- 4.8
Other Minorities 108 86 72.0 56.4-83.7 5 6.7 1.9-21.0 5 7.3 2.1-22.3 6 8.7 3.2-21.5 6 5.2 1.8-14.5
HISPANIC
Yes 73 51 74.1 56.7-86.1 10 11.1 5.0-22.8 4 3.1 0.9- 9.8 6 11.1 3.6-29.6 2 0.7 0.2- 2.9
No 2,519 1,988 76.4 73.7-78.9 186 7.0 5.7- 8.6 100 4.8 3.6- 6.3 165 8.7 6.9-10.8 80 3.2 2.4- 4.2
AGE
18-24 305 182 62.4 53.3-70.8 31 7.6 4.4-12.8 23 6.2 3.5-10.9 46 17.7 11.3-26.5 23 6.1 3.6-10.2
25-34 610 430 66.9 60.9-72.5 71 11.5 8.4-15.5 39 8.1 5.0-12.7 47 9.5 6.3-14.2 23 4.0 2.3- 6.9
35-44 613 496 77.3 71.8-82.1 48 8.4 5.5-12.5 19 3.8 2.1- 6.9 35 8.6 5.5-13.1 15 1.9 1.0- 3.5
45-54 513 425 80.9 75.4-85.4 31 5.4 3.3- 8.7 18 5.0 2.7- 9.1 25 5.8 3.5- 9.4 14 2.9 1.4- 6.0
55-64 266 240 92.8 87.5-96.0 6 2.1 0.8- 5.5 5 0.7 0.3- 1.9 12 4.0 1.6- 9.4 3 0.4 0.1- 1.4
65+ 273 255 93.8 89.1-96.6 9 2.1 1.0- 4.5 0 0.0 . - . 5 2.8 0.9- 7.8 4 1.3 0.4- 3.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 161 120 72.7 59.9-82.7 12 4.5 2.2- 9.0 9 11.0 4.7-23.8 10 6.2 2.2-16.2 10 5.5 2.4-12.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 652 498 75.2 69.6-80.0 50 6.8 4.7- 9.9 29 3.7 2.2- 6.1 45 10.0 6.4-15.3 30 4.3 2.6- 7.0
Some Post-H.S. 702 531 72.6 67.2-77.4 53 7.3 4.8-10.8 31 4.9 3.1- 7.6 63 12.0 8.4-16.8 24 3.3 1.9- 5.6
College Graduate 1,077 891 80.7 77.0-84.0 81 7.9 5.8-10.6 35 4.1 2.5- 6.5 52 5.9 4.2- 8.3 18 1.4 0.8- 2.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 175 121 70.3 58.5-79.9 13 6.8 3.4-13.3 9 6.5 1.9-20.3 18 11.7 5.9-21.9 14 4.6 2.3- 9.1
$15,000- 24,999 344 256 68.4 60.2-75.6 24 7.8 4.3-13.7 16 4.6 2.5- 8.2 36 14.3 9.0-21.9 12 5.0 2.5- 9.7
$25,000- 34,999 353 256 72.5 65.3-78.7 28 6.1 3.9- 9.6 20 6.1 3.3-11.0 32 10.3 6.5-16.0 17 5.0 2.6- 9.2
$35,000- 49,999 435 350 74.5 67.5-80.5 38 8.2 5.3-12.6 12 4.7 2.2- 9.8 24 8.2 4.6-14.2 11 4.3 2.2- 8.5
$50,000+ 933 768 80.8 76.6-84.5 65 6.5 4.6- 9.1 35 4.1 2.6- 6.4 46 6.9 4.4-10.7 19 1.6 0.9- 2.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 157 128 72.8 62.8-80.8 7 7.0 3.3-14.2 5 6.7 2.4-17.4 13 10.6 6.0-17.9 4 3.0 1.0- 8.1
Cumberland 172 130 75.2 63.6-84.0 20 10.0 5.7-16.9 9 5.1 2.3-11.2 8 6.6 2.3-17.4 5 3.1 1.0- 9.6
Durham 178 140 71.5 58.8-81.5 14 7.3 4.1-12.6 9 4.5 2.2- 9.3 9 12.6 4.8-29.3 6 4.1 1.7- 9.5
Forsyth 203 167 82.0 75.3-87.3 9 4.0 1.9- 8.2 8 3.7 1.8- 7.3 9 4.9 2.4- 9.6 10 5.4 2.7-10.6
Gaston 160 123 73.8 65.2-80.9 11 8.2 4.2-15.5 8 6.2 3.1-12.0 11 7.5 4.1-13.3 7 4.3 1.9- 9.5
Guilford 194 156 77.2 69.5-83.4 14 6.4 3.6-11.3 8 5.4 2.7-10.7 10 6.4 3.4-12.0 6 4.5 1.8-10.6
Mecklenburg 233 186 80.9 74.4-86.0 21 7.4 4.6-11.4 7 2.4 1.1- 5.2 12 5.5 3.0- 9.8 7 3.8 1.6- 8.7
New Hanover 218 161 71.0 62.4-78.3 16 6.7 3.8-11.4 8 3.8 1.8- 7.9 25 13.6 8.7-20.5 8 4.9 2.3-10.2
Onslow 183 144 67.1 53.1-78.6 13 9.1 3.3-22.9 7 4.4 2.0- 9.3 13 15.2 6.3-32.4 6 4.1 1.8- 9.4
Wake 254 189 72.4 65.4-78.4 31 12.1 8.1-17.7 14 7.4 4.0-13.1 16 6.7 4.0-10.9 4 1.5 0.5- 4.6
Western NC 198 164 82.1 75.1-87.4 15 5.9 3.4-10.0 2 1.5 0.4- 5.9 8 4.8 2.3-10.0 9 5.7 2.8-11.2
Piedmont NC 229 180 76.2 68.8-82.3 15 6.2 3.5-10.9 11 5.6 2.9-10.3 18 10.5 6.2-17.2 5 1.5 0.5- 4.0
Eastern NC 218 176 75.7 67.6-82.3 10 5.8 2.9-11.3 8 4.7 2.1-10.3 19 11.2 6.7-18.2 5 2.6 1.0- 6.4

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported drinking at least one drink in the last month.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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