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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: 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 5,631 4,556 79.6 78.2-80.9 396 7.5 6.6- 8.4 222 4.0 3.4- 4.7 310 6.1 5.4- 7.0 147 2.9 2.4- 3.5
GENDER
Male 2,683 1,936 72.8 70.7-74.8 249 9.2 7.9-10.6 144 5.1 4.2- 6.2 233 8.6 7.4-10.0 121 4.4 3.5- 5.4
Female 2,948 2,620 89.2 87.8-90.5 147 5.0 4.1- 6.1 78 2.4 1.8- 3.1 77 2.6 2.0- 3.4 26 0.8 0.5- 1.2
RACE
White 4,575 3,731 80.0 78.5-81.5 315 7.3 6.4- 8.3 174 4.0 3.3- 4.8 229 5.6 4.8- 6.6 126 3.1 2.5- 3.8
African American 719 595 83.1 79.5-86.2 41 5.9 4.2- 8.3 25 2.4 1.5- 3.9 45 6.7 4.7- 9.4 13 1.9 1.0- 3.7
Asian 33 30 94.6 83.4-98.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 3.3 0.8-12.7 1 2.2 0.3-14.2
Native American 65 37 56.5 39.8-71.9 11 23.5 11.8-41.5 4 7.7 2.5-21.5 12 9.7 4.7-19.0 1 2.5 0.4-16.0
Other Minorities 207 137 65.4 56.8-73.1 24 11.3 7.1-17.6 18 7.7 4.4-13.1 22 12.5 7.7-19.7 6 3.2 1.2- 8.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 227 155 67.2 59.2-74.3 24 11.2 7.1-17.3 19 7.1 4.1-12.1 21 11.6 7.1-18.3 8 2.8 1.3- 6.0
-English Speaking 116 90 73.0 61.2-82.3 8 9.6 4.5-19.2 5 2.9 0.9- 9.1 8 9.9 4.3-21.4 5 4.6 1.7-11.9
-Spanish Speaking 111 65 63.4 52.3-73.2 16 12.4 6.9-21.1 14 10.0 5.4-17.8 13 12.7 7.0-22.1 3 1.6 0.5- 5.2
Non-Hispanic 5,399 4,397 80.3 79.0-81.7 371 7.2 6.4- 8.1 203 3.8 3.2- 4.5 289 5.8 5.0- 6.6 139 2.9 2.3- 3.5
AGE
18-24 371 217 53.2 46.6-59.6 49 14.5 10.4-19.9 26 8.2 4.9-13.2 60 18.4 13.8-24.2 19 5.7 3.4- 9.5
25-34 1,127 824 72.2 68.8-75.4 124 10.5 8.5-12.9 72 6.3 4.8- 8.2 77 7.9 6.0-10.2 30 3.1 2.0- 4.8
35-44 1,299 1,031 78.5 75.5-81.2 100 8.2 6.5-10.3 48 3.3 2.4- 4.7 78 6.1 4.7- 7.9 42 3.9 2.7- 5.7
45-54 1,156 961 84.6 82.0-86.9 64 5.1 3.8- 6.7 49 3.5 2.5- 4.9 53 4.6 3.3- 6.3 29 2.2 1.4- 3.4
55-64 869 771 88.7 85.9-91.0 36 4.5 3.0- 6.6 18 2.1 1.2- 3.5 29 3.4 2.2- 5.1 15 1.4 0.8- 2.6
65-74 504 463 91.2 87.6-93.9 18 4.3 2.5- 7.3 4 1.2 0.4- 4.0 10 1.4 0.7- 2.8 9 1.8 0.9- 3.8
75+ 281 270 96.4 93.2-98.1 2 0.2 0.0- 0.9 4 1.7 0.6- 4.6 2 0.7 0.2- 2.9 3 1.0 0.3- 3.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 449 299 64.4 58.4-70.0 38 9.5 6.4-13.7 31 7.7 5.0-11.7 56 13.1 9.6-17.6 25 5.4 3.3- 8.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,240 975 77.7 74.6-80.5 93 7.6 6.0- 9.6 49 3.5 2.5- 4.9 77 6.2 4.8- 8.1 46 5.0 3.4- 7.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,482 1,190 77.6 74.7-80.2 105 8.0 6.4-10.0 66 4.4 3.2- 5.9 83 7.4 5.7- 9.5 38 2.6 1.8- 3.8
College Graduate 2,452 2,086 85.1 83.3-86.8 158 6.5 5.4- 7.8 76 3.2 2.4- 4.1 94 3.8 3.0- 4.8 38 1.4 1.0- 2.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 360 244 66.3 59.0-72.9 40 10.2 7.0-14.5 31 9.3 5.5-15.4 32 11.0 6.7-17.4 13 3.3 1.8- 5.8
$15,000- 24,999 673 515 73.1 68.2-77.4 64 10.8 8.0-14.5 27 4.3 2.7- 6.8 40 7.0 4.9-10.0 27 4.9 2.9- 8.1
$25,000- 34,999 643 505 77.0 72.6-80.9 45 6.7 4.7- 9.4 23 4.5 2.8- 7.2 52 7.7 5.5-10.8 18 4.0 2.3- 6.9
$35,000- 49,999 865 711 79.1 75.3-82.4 50 7.9 5.7-10.8 36 3.9 2.7- 5.7 49 6.7 4.8- 9.2 19 2.5 1.5- 4.4
$50,000-74,999 892 734 82.1 78.8-84.9 51 6.1 4.4- 8.5 31 2.8 1.9- 4.3 48 5.7 4.1- 7.8 28 3.3 2.2- 5.0
$75,000+ 1,265 1,066 82.6 79.9-85.1 88 7.2 5.7- 9.0 45 3.7 2.6- 5.2 45 4.5 3.2- 6.3 21 2.1 1.3- 3.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,296 1,043 79.8 76.9-82.5 75 5.8 4.4- 7.5 47 3.3 2.3- 4.8 85 7.1 5.5- 9.2 46 3.9 2.8- 5.6
No 4,198 3,410 79.8 78.1-81.3 306 7.8 6.8- 8.9 173 4.3 3.5- 5.1 213 5.7 4.9- 6.7 96 2.5 1.9- 3.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 861 701 82.0 78.8-84.9 56 6.7 4.9- 9.0 24 2.8 1.8- 4.5 47 4.9 3.4- 6.8 33 3.6 2.4- 5.3
Non-Veteran 4,655 3,778 79.3 77.7-80.8 331 7.7 6.7- 8.7 187 4.1 3.4- 4.9 252 6.3 5.5- 7.3 107 2.6 2.1- 3.3
Currently Serving 104 70 72.4 62.0-80.8 7 4.0 1.7- 9.0 11 9.4 4.8-17.7 10 8.1 3.9-16.1 6 6.1 2.5-13.9

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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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