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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

On the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Only one Two Three Four Five or more
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,642 2,572 43.5 41.9-45.2 1,842 32.5 31.0-34.0 637 12.1 11.1-13.3 257 5.1 4.4- 6.0 334 6.7 5.9- 7.7
GENDER
Male 2,693 936 34.3 32.1-36.5 944 34.5 32.4-36.7 388 14.6 13.0-16.4 169 6.8 5.6- 8.1 256 9.8 8.5-11.3
Female 2,949 1,636 56.8 54.6-59.0 898 29.6 27.6-31.6 249 8.6 7.4- 9.9 88 2.8 2.1- 3.5 78 2.3 1.7- 3.0
RACE
White 4,596 2,159 45.2 43.4-47.0 1,508 32.9 31.3-34.7 499 11.4 10.3-12.6 199 4.7 4.0- 5.6 231 5.7 4.8- 6.7
African American 712 309 42.4 37.9-47.1 233 32.4 28.2-36.8 90 15.0 11.5-19.2 35 4.3 3.0- 6.3 45 5.9 4.1- 8.5
Asian 34 21 70.4 48.6-85.7 8 14.4 5.9-30.9 2 10.0 1.9-39.3 1 1.4 0.2- 9.8 2 3.8 0.9-14.5
Native American 61 18 25.9 12.5-45.9 16 29.9 16.6-47.7 13 22.1 11.0-39.3 3 6.9 2.0-21.2 11 15.2 7.4-28.5
Other Minorities 208 49 19.6 13.8-27.0 65 28.8 22.0-36.8 30 15.2 9.9-22.7 19 13.1 7.4-22.1 45 23.3 16.8-31.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 227 69 26.4 19.9-34.1 61 26.8 20.3-34.4 31 13.3 8.9-19.3 20 12.0 6.8-20.4 46 21.5 15.6-28.9
-English Speaking 115 48 38.8 28.3-50.5 34 31.0 21.7-42.2 15 14.2 8.2-23.6 6 3.9 1.4-10.4 12 12.0 6.2-22.1
-Spanish Speaking 112 21 18.2 11.1-28.4 27 23.9 15.8-34.6 16 12.6 7.2-21.2 14 17.4 9.3-30.1 34 27.8 19.2-38.6
Non-Hispanic 5,410 2,501 44.6 43.0-46.3 1,779 32.8 31.3-34.4 605 12.1 11.0-13.3 237 4.7 4.0- 5.4 288 5.8 5.0- 6.7
AGE
18-24 365 83 21.6 16.6-27.5 119 27.8 22.7-33.5 59 16.6 12.2-22.4 30 8.1 5.4-12.2 74 25.9 20.3-32.4
25-34 1,121 373 32.6 29.3-36.1 392 33.8 30.4-37.3 180 15.8 13.3-18.6 79 8.6 6.5-11.3 97 9.3 7.3-11.7
35-44 1,306 515 37.9 34.7-41.3 475 36.6 33.4-39.9 160 13.0 10.7-15.7 77 6.2 4.7- 8.1 79 6.3 4.8- 8.3
45-54 1,164 542 47.2 43.6-50.8 395 33.1 29.9-36.6 125 11.2 9.2-13.6 43 3.7 2.5- 5.4 59 4.8 3.4- 6.5
55-64 873 491 53.9 49.7-58.0 281 33.1 29.2-37.2 75 10.4 7.9-13.6 15 2.0 1.1- 3.5 11 0.6 0.3- 1.1
65-74 503 339 65.5 60.3-70.5 117 25.1 20.6-30.2 26 6.1 3.9- 9.2 9 1.5 0.7- 3.0 12 1.8 0.9- 3.6
75+ 287 214 74.7 67.8-80.5 57 21.7 16.2-28.5 11 2.6 1.3- 4.9 4 0.7 0.3- 1.9 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 443 130 24.7 20.0-30.0 118 24.2 19.6-29.6 70 17.8 13.5-23.2 47 12.6 8.6-18.0 78 20.7 16.1-26.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,240 508 38.6 35.3-42.0 387 30.7 27.6-34.0 173 15.2 12.7-18.1 61 6.1 4.5- 8.3 111 9.3 7.4-11.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,484 664 43.6 40.4-46.7 486 32.6 29.7-35.6 178 12.0 10.1-14.3 75 5.3 4.0- 6.9 81 6.5 5.0- 8.5
College Graduate 2,467 1,266 50.1 47.6-52.5 848 35.1 32.8-37.5 216 9.5 8.1-11.1 74 2.9 2.2- 3.8 63 2.5 1.8- 3.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 362 128 33.2 27.0-40.1 112 28.7 23.0-35.2 48 12.7 8.6-18.2 29 7.3 4.8-11.0 45 18.1 12.5-25.6
$15,000- 24,999 668 258 32.7 28.3-37.5 198 28.4 24.2-33.0 92 16.0 12.1-20.8 50 9.4 6.5-13.3 70 13.5 10.1-17.8
$25,000- 34,999 641 243 32.8 28.6-37.3 222 36.9 32.3-41.8 79 14.1 11.0-17.9 43 7.2 5.1-10.0 54 9.0 6.6-12.2
$35,000- 49,999 870 377 42.6 38.6-46.7 303 33.9 30.3-37.8 113 14.2 11.5-17.5 36 4.7 3.3- 6.8 41 4.5 3.1- 6.6
$50,000-74,999 896 458 48.8 44.8-52.8 279 32.9 29.2-36.8 80 9.1 7.1-11.6 34 3.9 2.6- 5.8 45 5.3 3.7- 7.4
$75,000+ 1,270 625 47.1 43.8-50.5 463 36.5 33.3-39.8 118 9.9 8.0-12.1 35 3.6 2.5- 5.3 29 2.9 1.9- 4.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,300 603 42.3 39.0-45.7 391 31.0 27.9-34.3 139 13.0 10.7-15.7 75 6.1 4.5- 8.2 92 7.6 5.8- 9.8
No 4,203 1,913 44.2 42.3-46.0 1,405 33.1 31.3-34.9 481 11.7 10.5-12.9 174 4.8 4.0- 5.7 230 6.4 5.4- 7.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 872 382 42.2 38.3-46.2 301 36.3 32.5-40.3 102 12.0 9.5-15.0 41 4.8 3.4- 6.8 46 4.7 3.4- 6.5
Non-Veteran 4,656 2,155 44.2 42.4-46.0 1,511 31.9 30.2-33.6 510 11.9 10.7-13.1 207 5.1 4.3- 6.1 273 7.0 6.1- 8.1
Currently Serving 102 27 26.1 17.6-37.0 29 27.2 18.4-38.1 23 25.3 16.5-36.8 8 8.6 4.0-17.5 15 12.8 7.4-21.3

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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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