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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Drinking alcohol in the past 30 days*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,948 5,675 41.1 40.1-42.1 9,273 58.9 57.9-59.9
GENDER
Male 5,501 2,714 50.3 48.7-52.0 2,787 49.7 48.0-51.3
Female 9,447 2,961 32.6 31.4-33.8 6,486 67.4 66.2-68.6
RACE
White 11,181 4,608 44.6 43.5-45.8 6,573 55.4 54.2-56.5
African American 2,674 726 30.4 28.2-32.8 1,948 69.6 67.2-71.8
Asian 89 33 39.5 27.4-53.1 56 60.5 46.9-72.6
Native American 292 65 26.4 19.6-34.4 227 73.6 65.6-80.4
Other Minorities 623 211 35.6 30.8-40.7 412 64.4 59.3-69.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 668 232 37.5 32.7-42.5 436 62.5 57.5-67.3
-English Speaking 278 117 47.3 39.9-54.8 161 52.7 45.2-60.1
-Spanish Speaking 390 115 32.9 27.1-39.4 275 67.1 60.6-72.9
Non-Hispanic 14,259 5,438 41.4 40.4-42.4 8,821 58.6 57.6-59.6
AGE
18-24 837 370 43.7 39.4-48.1 467 56.3 51.9-60.6
25-34 2,388 1,129 50.0 47.4-52.5 1,259 50.0 47.5-52.6
35-44 2,814 1,317 48.7 46.4-51.0 1,497 51.3 49.0-53.6
45-54 2,779 1,164 42.9 40.6-45.2 1,615 57.1 54.8-59.4
55-64 2,551 881 35.9 33.6-38.4 1,670 64.1 61.6-66.4
65-74 1,987 507 29.6 27.1-32.2 1,480 70.4 67.8-72.9
75+ 1,520 286 22.9 20.2-25.9 1,234 77.1 74.1-79.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,475 456 23.8 21.5-26.3 2,019 76.2 73.7-78.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,397 1,252 30.6 28.8-32.4 3,145 69.4 67.6-71.2
Some Post-H.S. 3,741 1,493 43.0 41.0-45.0 2,248 57.0 55.0-59.0
College Graduate 4,310 2,467 59.6 57.8-61.4 1,843 40.4 38.6-42.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,729 368 24.2 21.4-27.2 1,361 75.8 72.8-78.6
$15,000- 24,999 2,532 679 30.2 27.8-32.8 1,853 69.8 67.2-72.2
$25,000- 34,999 1,719 642 38.7 35.9-41.6 1,077 61.3 58.4-64.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,969 875 43.3 40.7-46.0 1,094 56.7 54.0-59.3
$50,000-74,999 1,789 892 51.4 48.6-54.2 897 48.6 45.8-51.4
$75,000+ 2,010 1,273 65.0 62.5-67.5 737 35.0 32.5-37.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,772 1,311 31.4 29.6-33.1 3,461 68.6 66.9-70.4
No 9,736 4,221 45.7 44.5-47.0 5,515 54.3 53.0-55.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,917 875 47.2 44.5-49.9 1,042 52.8 50.1-55.5
Non-Veteran 12,840 4,684 39.7 38.6-40.8 8,156 60.3 59.2-61.4
Currently Serving 167 104 64.3 55.5-72.3 63 35.7 27.7-44.5

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*Data in this table were derived from the first alcohol consumption question.

^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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