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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-MALES

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 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
RACE
White 4,156 2,000 46.7 44.8-48.5 501 11.8 10.7-13.0 684 17.2 15.8-18.7 699 17.7 16.3-19.2 272 6.6 5.7- 7.5
African American 885 547 60.2 56.2-64.1 104 11.1 8.9-13.7 118 14.3 11.6-17.7 86 11.2 8.8-14.1 30 3.2 2.0- 4.8
Asian 40 21 54.3 36.6-70.9 5 14.4 5.4-33.0 8 22.9 10.8-42.1 5 7.4 2.9-17.6 1 1.1 0.1- 7.4
Native American 90 60 61.9 47.5-74.4 6 7.6 2.8-18.9 6 5.2 1.9-13.7 13 15.7 8.0-28.7 5 9.6 3.1-26.1
Other Minorities 300 147 53.0 45.8-60.2 48 12.9 9.4-17.5 64 22.9 17.2-29.8 32 8.7 5.8-12.9 9 2.4 1.0- 5.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 301 144 51.5 44.3-58.7 53 14.3 10.6-19.1 64 21.6 16.2-28.3 32 10.1 6.8-14.6 8 2.5 1.0- 5.9
-English Speaking 101 44 42.7 31.5-54.7 16 18.2 10.7-29.2 20 15.8 9.5-25.1 16 17.8 10.5-28.7 5 5.5 1.5-18.0
-Spanish Speaking 200 100 54.6 45.8-63.1 37 13.0 9.0-18.4 44 23.7 16.9-32.1 16 7.4 4.2-12.5 3 1.4 0.4- 4.3
Non-Hispanic 5,192 2,637 49.5 47.8-51.1 615 11.6 10.6-12.6 824 16.8 15.5-18.1 807 16.3 15.1-17.6 309 5.9 5.2- 6.7
AGE
18-24 335 152 49.0 42.2-55.8 48 10.7 7.6-14.7 69 20.5 15.7-26.3 59 18.1 13.4-23.9 7 1.8 0.7- 4.4
25-34 894 350 39.2 35.3-43.2 162 17.4 14.7-20.5 194 22.5 19.1-26.2 164 18.1 15.3-21.4 24 2.8 1.8- 4.6
35-44 1,086 472 42.4 38.9-46.0 141 12.3 10.2-14.8 206 21.1 18.1-24.5 215 19.4 16.8-22.4 52 4.7 3.4- 6.5
45-54 1,034 496 48.4 44.7-52.1 123 11.8 9.7-14.4 189 18.1 15.4-21.1 164 15.8 13.2-18.8 62 5.9 4.4- 7.8
55-64 1,003 568 56.9 53.1-60.7 104 10.3 8.3-12.9 118 11.7 9.5-14.5 137 14.1 11.6-17.1 76 6.9 5.3- 8.9
65-74 692 430 60.0 55.6-64.3 61 8.2 6.1-10.9 76 11.3 8.8-14.5 72 11.6 8.9-14.8 53 8.8 6.5-11.9
75+ 440 308 67.8 62.2-73.0 27 6.2 4.0- 9.4 36 8.7 6.0-12.3 26 6.1 3.9- 9.4 43 11.3 7.8-16.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 958 645 64.5 60.5-68.4 96 9.3 7.3-11.6 101 13.0 10.2-16.4 64 8.2 6.1-10.9 52 5.1 3.6- 7.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,573 928 58.8 55.8-61.8 185 11.0 9.3-12.9 205 13.8 11.7-16.2 188 12.3 10.4-14.4 67 4.1 3.1- 5.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,285 628 47.2 43.9-50.5 165 13.0 11.0-15.4 224 18.9 16.4-21.7 195 14.8 12.6-17.3 73 6.1 4.7- 7.9
College Graduate 1,673 578 33.5 30.8-36.4 221 13.3 11.5-15.4 358 21.7 19.4-24.2 391 24.5 22.0-27.1 125 7.0 5.7- 8.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 505 339 67.2 61.5-72.5 40 6.8 4.7- 9.9 51 12.1 8.6-16.8 51 9.9 6.9-14.1 24 3.9 2.5- 6.2
$15,000- 24,999 830 505 57.9 53.5-62.2 85 9.4 7.4-12.0 105 15.8 12.4-19.7 89 12.1 9.5-15.3 46 4.8 3.4- 6.9
$25,000- 34,999 660 364 54.2 49.7-58.7 93 15.0 12.0-18.6 91 13.4 10.6-16.8 90 13.4 10.6-16.8 22 4.0 2.4- 6.7
$35,000- 49,999 822 422 52.5 48.4-56.6 108 12.1 9.9-14.9 130 15.5 12.8-18.7 118 14.2 11.6-17.2 44 5.6 3.9- 8.0
$50,000-74,999 784 317 40.0 36.0-44.1 115 14.9 12.1-18.1 158 20.6 17.4-24.1 144 16.9 14.1-20.2 50 7.7 5.6-10.3
$75,000+ 890 253 27.8 24.4-31.5 119 14.6 12.0-17.7 228 25.1 21.9-28.6 219 25.7 22.4-29.4 71 6.8 5.2- 8.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,634 982 58.0 54.9-60.9 162 9.4 7.9-11.1 194 13.7 11.6-16.2 192 12.5 10.6-14.6 104 6.5 5.2- 8.0
No 3,663 1,687 45.7 43.7-47.6 485 13.1 11.8-14.4 668 18.7 17.2-20.3 619 17.4 15.9-19.0 204 5.2 4.4- 6.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,754 950 52.5 49.7-55.3 199 11.1 9.5-13.0 240 14.5 12.6-16.7 228 13.6 11.8-15.8 137 8.2 6.7- 9.9
Non-Veteran 3,597 1,785 49.0 47.0-51.1 441 11.8 10.6-13.1 616 18.2 16.6-19.8 577 16.4 15.0-18.0 178 4.6 3.9- 5.5
Currently Serving 132 45 32.1 23.8-41.8 24 20.8 13.7-30.2 31 22.0 15.3-30.5 31 23.7 16.3-33.2 1 1.4 0.2- 9.3

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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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