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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-MALES

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 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
RACE
White 2,149 780 36.0 33.6-38.5 768 35.8 33.4-38.3 296 13.6 12.0-15.5 130 6.3 5.1- 7.6 175 8.3 6.9- 9.9
African American 331 103 31.6 25.9-38.0 118 34.3 28.5-40.7 57 19.9 14.6-26.6 19 5.2 3.2- 8.3 34 9.0 5.9-13.3
Asian 20 12 61.0 34.6-82.2 5 19.8 7.3-43.4 2 16.0 3.1-53.0 0 0.0 . - . 1 3.3 0.4-20.7
Native American 26 5 27.4 9.1-58.7 5 22.3 7.6-50.3 7 19.6 7.6-41.9 2 9.4 2.2-32.7 7 21.3 9.0-42.6
Other Minorities 149 28 17.4 11.2-26.1 40 24.5 17.2-33.5 24 15.9 9.9-24.7 18 15.4 8.7-25.9 39 26.8 19.0-36.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 153 33 20.9 14.0-29.9 40 25.3 18.0-34.4 23 13.5 8.5-20.8 17 14.4 8.0-24.6 40 25.9 18.5-34.9
-English Speaking 56 16 28.9 16.2-46.0 17 29.9 17.8-45.7 9 17.2 8.6-31.6 4 5.3 1.6-16.4 10 18.6 9.3-33.8
-Spanish Speaking 97 17 17.3 10.0-28.2 23 23.3 14.8-34.7 14 11.9 6.5-21.0 13 18.4 9.8-32.1 30 29.0 19.7-40.6
Non-Hispanic 2,538 903 35.5 33.3-37.8 903 35.3 33.1-37.6 364 14.7 13.1-16.6 152 6.1 5.1- 7.3 216 8.4 7.1- 9.9
AGE
18-24 181 32 16.1 10.8-23.5 51 22.6 16.4-30.2 24 14.9 9.2-23.3 20 10.5 6.4-16.7 54 35.9 27.6-45.1
25-34 539 126 24.3 20.1-29.0 180 32.4 27.8-37.5 105 18.4 14.8-22.6 55 11.7 8.4-15.9 73 13.3 10.1-17.2
35-44 610 174 26.8 22.8-31.2 222 38.3 33.7-43.1 100 16.5 13.0-20.7 47 8.1 5.8-11.2 67 10.3 7.7-13.6
45-54 537 182 37.1 32.3-42.3 210 37.8 33.0-42.9 80 13.8 10.8-17.5 23 4.5 2.7- 7.4 42 6.7 4.6- 9.6
55-64 429 193 44.8 39.1-50.6 162 37.5 32.0-43.4 53 14.3 10.5-19.2 12 2.6 1.4- 4.9 9 0.8 0.4- 1.5
65-74 255 138 55.4 48.1-62.4 80 31.6 25.2-38.8 19 8.1 5.0-12.7 8 2.2 1.1- 4.7 10 2.7 1.3- 5.4
75+ 134 85 65.9 55.7-74.9 37 28.7 20.2-39.0 7 3.6 1.6- 7.7 4 1.2 0.4- 3.3 1 0.6 0.1- 4.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 302 72 21.4 16.2-27.7 78 23.4 18.1-29.7 53 18.2 13.2-24.6 34 13.4 8.8-20.0 65 23.5 17.9-30.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 634 189 29.3 25.2-33.8 211 32.4 28.2-37.0 109 17.8 14.3-21.9 38 7.4 5.1-10.6 87 13.1 10.2-16.7
Some Post-H.S. 654 221 34.2 29.9-38.7 234 34.8 30.6-39.3 90 13.7 10.8-17.3 52 7.6 5.5-10.4 57 9.7 7.2-13.0
College Graduate 1,098 452 41.3 37.9-44.9 419 39.1 35.6-42.7 136 12.2 10.1-14.8 45 3.8 2.7- 5.3 46 3.5 2.4- 5.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 160 40 23.3 16.4-32.0 46 26.3 18.7-35.7 24 14.6 8.7-23.7 15 7.3 4.0-12.7 35 28.5 19.5-39.6
$15,000- 24,999 316 81 23.6 18.4-29.9 99 28.5 22.9-34.9 55 18.6 13.2-25.6 27 10.7 6.9-16.4 54 18.5 13.6-24.7
$25,000- 34,999 298 85 26.0 20.6-32.1 102 37.3 30.9-44.3 47 16.3 11.9-21.8 30 9.1 6.0-13.6 34 11.3 7.7-16.4
$35,000- 49,999 399 132 31.4 26.3-37.1 147 36.3 31.0-42.0 63 17.8 13.5-23.1 24 7.0 4.5-10.7 33 7.5 5.0-11.2
$50,000-74,999 470 193 40.0 34.9-45.3 160 36.0 31.0-41.4 53 10.8 8.0-14.4 26 5.6 3.6- 8.6 38 7.6 5.2-10.8
$75,000+ 636 240 38.5 34.1-43.1 259 40.1 35.6-44.7 84 12.2 9.5-15.4 27 4.8 3.1- 7.4 26 4.4 2.9- 6.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 647 229 32.4 28.2-36.9 211 32.7 28.5-37.3 95 17.3 13.9-21.4 47 7.4 5.0-10.7 65 10.2 7.6-13.5
No 1,962 677 35.1 32.6-37.7 706 35.4 32.8-38.0 282 13.4 11.7-15.3 117 6.6 5.3- 8.2 180 9.5 8.0-11.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 801 344 41.4 37.4-45.5 278 36.5 32.5-40.6 98 12.4 9.8-15.5 40 5.0 3.5- 7.2 41 4.7 3.3- 6.6
Non-Veteran 1,796 564 31.6 29.1-34.4 640 34.2 31.5-36.9 270 15.1 13.1-17.3 121 7.3 5.9- 9.1 201 11.7 10.0-13.8
Currently Serving 85 21 26.1 17.0-37.8 25 28.0 18.7-39.8 18 24.0 14.8-36.4 7 8.7 3.9-18.4 14 13.2 7.5-22.4

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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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