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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-MALES

Drinking alcohol in the past 30 days*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,501 2,714 50.3 48.7-52.0 2,787 49.7 48.0-51.3
RACE
White 4,156 2,156 53.3 51.5-55.2 2,000 46.7 44.8-48.5
African American 885 338 39.8 35.9-43.8 547 60.2 56.2-64.1
Asian 40 19 45.7 29.1-63.4 21 54.3 36.6-70.9
Native American 90 30 38.1 25.6-52.5 60 61.9 47.5-74.4
Other Minorities 300 153 47.0 39.8-54.2 147 53.0 45.8-60.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 301 157 48.5 41.3-55.7 144 51.5 44.3-58.7
-English Speaking 101 57 57.3 45.3-68.5 44 42.7 31.5-54.7
-Spanish Speaking 200 100 45.4 36.9-54.2 100 54.6 45.8-63.1
Non-Hispanic 5,192 2,555 50.5 48.9-52.2 2,637 49.5 47.8-51.1
AGE
18-24 335 183 51.0 44.2-57.8 152 49.0 42.2-55.8
25-34 894 544 60.8 56.8-64.7 350 39.2 35.3-43.2
35-44 1,086 614 57.6 54.0-61.1 472 42.4 38.9-46.0
45-54 1,034 538 51.6 47.9-55.3 496 48.4 44.7-52.1
55-64 1,003 435 43.1 39.3-46.9 568 56.9 53.1-60.7
65-74 692 262 40.0 35.7-44.4 430 60.0 55.6-64.3
75+ 440 132 32.2 27.0-37.8 308 67.8 62.2-73.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 958 313 35.5 31.6-39.5 645 64.5 60.5-68.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,573 645 41.2 38.2-44.2 928 58.8 55.8-61.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,285 657 52.8 49.5-56.1 628 47.2 43.9-50.5
College Graduate 1,673 1,095 66.5 63.6-69.2 578 33.5 30.8-36.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 505 166 32.8 27.5-38.5 339 67.2 61.5-72.5
$15,000- 24,999 830 325 42.1 37.8-46.5 505 57.9 53.5-62.2
$25,000- 34,999 660 296 45.8 41.3-50.3 364 54.2 49.7-58.7
$35,000- 49,999 822 400 47.5 43.4-51.6 422 52.5 48.4-56.6
$50,000-74,999 784 467 60.0 55.9-64.0 317 40.0 36.0-44.1
$75,000+ 890 637 72.2 68.5-75.6 253 27.8 24.4-31.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,634 652 42.0 39.1-45.1 982 58.0 54.9-60.9
No 3,663 1,976 54.3 52.4-56.3 1,687 45.7 43.7-47.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,754 804 47.5 44.7-50.3 950 52.5 49.7-55.3
Non-Veteran 3,597 1,812 51.0 48.9-53.0 1,785 49.0 47.0-51.1
Currently Serving 132 87 67.9 58.2-76.2 45 32.1 23.8-41.8

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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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