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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

A drink of alcohol is 1 can or bottle of beer, 1 glass of wine, 1 can or bottle of wine cooler, 1 cocktail, or 1 shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage?

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,948 9,273 58.9 57.9-59.9 1,774 12.3 11.6-13.0 1,868 13.8 13.0-14.5 1,537 11.5 10.8-12.2 496 3.6 3.2- 4.0
GENDER
Male 5,501 2,787 49.7 48.0-51.3 669 11.8 10.9-12.9 888 17.2 15.9-18.5 840 15.8 14.6-17.0 317 5.6 4.9- 6.4
Female 9,447 6,486 67.4 66.2-68.6 1,105 12.7 11.9-13.6 980 10.6 9.8-11.4 697 7.5 6.9- 8.2 179 1.7 1.4- 2.0
RACE
White 11,181 6,573 55.4 54.2-56.5 1,354 12.6 11.8-13.3 1,508 14.6 13.7-15.4 1,311 13.2 12.4-14.1 435 4.3 3.8- 4.8
African American 2,674 1,948 69.6 67.2-71.8 299 11.6 10.1-13.2 240 10.4 8.9-12.1 146 6.8 5.6- 8.3 41 1.7 1.1- 2.4
Asian 89 56 60.5 46.9-72.6 12 20.1 10.4-35.0 12 13.7 6.8-25.7 8 5.2 2.4-10.9 1 0.6 0.1- 4.0
Native American 292 227 73.6 65.6-80.4 21 8.0 4.4-14.0 19 5.3 3.0- 8.9 18 8.7 4.9-15.0 7 4.4 1.5-12.0
Other Minorities 623 412 64.4 59.3-69.2 74 11.0 8.5-14.1 79 16.2 12.4-20.9 47 6.8 4.8- 9.5 11 1.6 0.8- 3.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 668 436 62.5 57.5-67.3 85 11.9 9.3-15.1 88 16.1 12.5-20.5 50 7.9 5.7-10.8 9 1.6 0.7- 3.8
-English Speaking 278 161 52.7 45.2-60.1 38 14.7 10.1-21.0 41 15.4 10.9-21.3 32 14.0 9.4-20.3 6 3.2 1.0- 9.6
-Spanish Speaking 390 275 67.1 60.6-72.9 47 10.5 7.6-14.4 47 16.4 11.8-22.4 18 5.1 3.0- 8.5 3 0.9 0.3- 2.9
Non-Hispanic 14,259 8,821 58.6 57.6-59.6 1,685 12.3 11.6-13.0 1,780 13.6 12.9-14.4 1,486 11.8 11.1-12.5 487 3.7 3.3- 4.1
AGE
18-24 837 467 56.3 51.9-60.6 137 14.5 11.8-17.5 130 16.1 13.2-19.6 94 12.1 9.5-15.5 9 1.0 0.4- 2.3
25-34 2,388 1,259 50.0 47.5-52.6 421 17.6 15.8-19.5 396 17.8 15.8-20.0 282 13.1 11.4-14.9 30 1.5 1.0- 2.4
35-44 2,814 1,497 51.3 49.0-53.6 413 14.6 13.1-16.3 441 16.8 15.0-18.7 392 14.5 12.9-16.2 71 2.8 2.1- 3.7
45-54 2,779 1,615 57.1 54.8-59.4 361 12.7 11.3-14.4 401 14.9 13.3-16.6 309 11.7 10.2-13.3 93 3.6 2.8- 4.6
55-64 2,551 1,670 64.1 61.6-66.4 242 9.9 8.5-11.4 255 10.1 8.7-11.7 257 11.0 9.4-12.7 127 5.0 4.1- 6.2
65-74 1,987 1,480 70.4 67.8-72.9 116 6.0 4.8- 7.4 159 9.0 7.5-10.8 140 8.4 6.9-10.1 92 6.1 4.8- 7.8
75+ 1,520 1,234 77.1 74.1-79.8 75 5.5 4.2- 7.1 82 6.6 5.2- 8.5 56 4.6 3.4- 6.2 73 6.2 4.6- 8.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,475 2,019 76.2 73.7-78.5 162 7.1 5.9- 8.5 144 8.5 6.8-10.5 88 5.1 4.0- 6.7 62 3.1 2.2- 4.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,397 3,145 69.4 67.6-71.2 452 10.5 9.4-11.6 404 10.0 8.9-11.3 302 7.8 6.8- 8.9 94 2.3 1.8- 3.0
Some Post-H.S. 3,741 2,248 57.0 55.0-59.0 495 14.1 12.7-15.5 499 14.4 13.0-15.9 380 10.9 9.6-12.2 119 3.7 3.0- 4.6
College Graduate 4,310 1,843 40.4 38.6-42.2 662 15.6 14.3-17.0 819 19.8 18.3-21.3 765 19.2 17.7-20.8 221 5.0 4.3- 5.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,729 1,361 75.8 72.8-78.6 138 8.1 6.5-10.1 103 7.8 6.1-10.0 97 6.4 4.8- 8.3 30 1.9 1.3- 2.9
$15,000- 24,999 2,532 1,853 69.8 67.2-72.2 225 8.8 7.6-10.3 224 10.8 9.0-12.8 169 8.0 6.6- 9.6 61 2.7 1.9- 3.7
$25,000- 34,999 1,719 1,077 61.3 58.4-64.1 205 13.2 11.2-15.5 226 12.6 10.8-14.6 168 10.1 8.5-12.1 43 2.8 1.8- 4.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,969 1,094 56.7 54.0-59.3 305 14.6 12.9-16.6 276 13.7 12.0-15.7 222 11.2 9.6-13.1 72 3.7 2.8- 5.0
$50,000-74,999 1,789 897 48.6 45.8-51.4 269 15.0 13.1-17.1 303 17.7 15.6-19.9 240 13.4 11.6-15.4 80 5.4 4.2- 6.9
$75,000+ 2,010 737 35.0 32.5-37.5 319 16.4 14.5-18.5 442 22.3 20.1-24.5 406 21.4 19.3-23.7 106 5.0 4.0- 6.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,772 3,461 68.6 66.9-70.4 423 9.1 8.1-10.2 388 10.0 8.9-11.3 340 8.3 7.3- 9.4 160 4.0 3.3- 4.7
No 9,736 5,515 54.3 53.0-55.5 1,302 13.7 12.9-14.6 1,441 15.5 14.6-16.5 1,154 13.0 12.2-13.9 324 3.4 3.0- 3.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,917 1,042 52.8 50.1-55.5 221 11.3 9.7-13.1 270 14.8 12.9-16.8 243 13.3 11.6-15.4 141 7.8 6.4- 9.4
Non-Veteran 12,840 8,156 60.3 59.2-61.4 1,520 12.4 11.6-13.1 1,560 13.5 12.7-14.3 1,251 11.0 10.3-11.8 353 2.9 2.5- 3.2
Currently Serving 167 63 35.7 27.7-44.5 28 19.5 13.2-28.0 37 21.1 15.1-28.7 38 22.5 15.8-30.9 1 1.2 0.2- 8.2

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^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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