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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many times have you driven when you've had perhaps too much to drink?

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  Total
Respond.^
Once Two or more times None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,718 72 1.4 1.1- 1.9 42 0.8 0.5- 1.1 5,604 97.8 97.3-98.3
GENDER
Male 2,732 48 1.8 1.3- 2.5 26 0.9 0.5- 1.4 2,658 97.3 96.5-98.0
Female 2,986 24 0.9 0.5- 1.4 16 0.6 0.3- 1.0 2,946 98.5 97.9-99.0
RACE
White 4,637 53 1.3 0.9- 1.7 34 0.6 0.4- 0.9 4,550 98.1 97.6-98.5
African American 736 12 1.9 0.9- 3.9 3 0.5 0.1- 1.8 721 97.6 95.5-98.8
Asian 34 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 34 100 . - .
Native American 66 1 1.2 0.2- 8.2 0 0.0 . - . 65 98.8 91.8-99.8
Other Minorities 212 6 2.9 1.2- 7.1 5 3.3 1.1- 9.3 201 93.8 87.8-97.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 235 5 2.5 1.0- 6.4 5 3.0 1.0- 8.5 225 94.5 88.9-97.3
-English Speaking 119 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4 1 0.4 0.0- 2.5 117 99.2 96.6-99.8
-Spanish Speaking 116 4 3.9 1.4-10.3 4 4.7 1.5-13.7 108 91.4 82.5-96.0
Non-Hispanic 5,478 67 1.4 1.0- 1.8 37 0.6 0.4- 0.9 5,374 98.0 97.5-98.4
AGE
18-24 373 13 4.1 2.2- 7.6 4 0.8 0.3- 2.3 356 95.1 91.6-97.2
25-34 1,135 26 2.0 1.2- 3.2 4 0.5 0.1- 2.2 1,105 97.5 95.9-98.4
35-44 1,323 19 1.5 0.9- 2.6 13 1.0 0.5- 1.9 1,291 97.5 96.2-98.3
45-54 1,176 9 1.0 0.5- 2.1 7 0.6 0.3- 1.4 1,160 98.4 97.2-99.1
55-64 880 3 0.3 0.1- 1.3 9 1.0 0.5- 2.2 868 98.6 97.4-99.3
65-74 513 2 0.8 0.2- 3.0 3 0.4 0.1- 1.3 508 98.8 96.9-99.6
75+ 294 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.5 0.1- 3.5 293 99.5 96.5-99.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 472 9 2.3 1.1- 4.7 7 1.6 0.7- 3.7 456 96.2 93.4-97.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,269 18 1.5 0.8- 2.5 10 0.9 0.4- 2.3 1,241 97.6 96.1-98.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,498 16 1.4 0.7- 2.6 8 0.6 0.3- 1.4 1,474 98.0 96.7-98.8
College Graduate 2,471 29 1.2 0.8- 1.9 17 0.6 0.3- 1.0 2,425 98.2 97.5-98.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 372 9 2.3 1.0- 5.5 2 0.4 0.1- 1.7 361 97.2 94.2-98.7
$15,000- 24,999 688 7 0.9 0.3- 2.4 8 2.1 0.9- 4.8 673 97.0 94.3-98.4
$25,000- 34,999 651 14 2.7 1.5- 4.9 6 0.6 0.3- 1.5 631 96.7 94.5-98.0
$35,000- 49,999 875 6 0.9 0.3- 2.8 8 0.8 0.4- 1.9 861 98.3 96.5-99.1
$50,000-74,999 898 9 1.3 0.6- 2.7 8 0.9 0.4- 2.0 881 97.8 96.2-98.7
$75,000+ 1,278 19 1.7 1.0- 2.8 7 0.5 0.2- 1.0 1,252 97.8 96.6-98.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,328 20 2.1 1.3- 3.5 12 0.8 0.4- 1.6 1,296 97.1 95.6-98.0
No 4,247 49 1.1 0.8- 1.6 29 0.8 0.5- 1.2 4,169 98.1 97.5-98.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 880 10 1.6 0.8- 3.3 9 1.0 0.5- 2.0 861 97.4 95.6-98.5
Non-Veteran 4,720 59 1.4 1.0- 1.9 32 0.7 0.5- 1.1 4,629 97.9 97.3-98.4
Currently Serving 106 2 1.5 0.4- 5.9 0 0.0 . - . 104 98.5 94.1-99.6

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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 percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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

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