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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-MALES

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 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
RACE
White 2,135 1,563 73.7 71.4-75.9 191 8.8 7.5-10.4 112 5.1 4.1- 6.4 165 7.7 6.4- 9.1 104 4.7 3.7- 5.9
African American 331 245 76.0 70.2-80.9 24 7.1 4.5-10.8 13 3.0 1.6- 5.6 39 10.9 7.6-15.5 10 3.0 1.5- 6.1
Asian 19 17 94.0 77.4-98.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.5 0.3-16.2 1 3.5 0.5-22.0
Native American 30 13 45.9 24.3-69.2 7 32.3 14.5-57.4 2 6.3 1.5-23.3 7 11.3 4.3-26.3 1 4.1 0.6-24.6
Other Minorities 150 84 59.4 49.5-68.5 23 13.2 8.2-20.7 17 9.1 5.2-15.5 21 14.8 9.1-23.3 5 3.5 1.3- 9.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 153 87 60.6 51.1-69.4 22 13.1 8.1-20.6 18 8.9 5.1-15.1 19 14.1 8.5-22.3 7 3.3 1.5- 7.3
-English Speaking 56 35 60.5 44.4-74.7 6 12.5 5.2-27.2 4 4.5 1.3-14.8 6 14.7 5.9-32.2 5 7.7 2.8-19.1
-Spanish Speaking 97 52 60.6 48.8-71.4 16 13.4 7.5-22.8 14 10.8 5.8-19.2 13 13.8 7.5-23.8 2 1.4 0.3- 5.5
Non-Hispanic 2,528 1,848 73.9 71.8-75.9 226 8.8 7.6-10.2 126 4.7 3.8- 5.8 214 8.1 6.9- 9.5 114 4.4 3.6- 5.5
AGE
18-24 184 76 37.9 29.9-46.6 30 17.9 11.9-26.0 19 11.5 6.6-19.4 43 24.4 17.5-32.9 16 8.3 4.7-14.1
25-34 543 340 64.1 59.0-68.8 70 11.9 9.1-15.4 45 7.7 5.5-10.7 62 11.4 8.5-15.1 26 4.9 3.1- 7.7
35-44 604 416 70.1 65.5-74.3 65 10.7 8.1-14.1 32 4.5 3.0- 6.7 56 8.4 6.2-11.3 35 6.3 4.2- 9.3
45-54 532 399 79.3 75.2-82.8 43 6.7 4.7- 9.3 28 3.9 2.5- 6.0 40 6.8 4.7- 9.8 22 3.3 2.1- 5.3
55-64 427 353 85.5 81.4-88.9 24 5.0 3.0- 8.2 14 2.7 1.5- 4.9 23 4.6 2.9- 7.2 13 2.1 1.1- 4.0
65-74 256 225 88.8 83.4-92.6 14 6.0 3.3-10.6 3 1.7 0.4- 6.3 7 1.5 0.6- 3.5 7 2.1 0.9- 4.8
75+ 129 121 95.3 90.3-97.8 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6 3 2.3 0.7- 7.3 2 1.3 0.3- 5.0 2 0.8 0.2- 3.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 305 179 60.5 53.4-67.1 33 10.3 6.8-15.3 26 8.6 5.4-13.4 43 14.0 9.9-19.5 24 6.6 4.0-10.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 635 445 70.9 66.4-75.0 60 9.4 7.0-12.4 29 4.1 2.7- 6.2 62 8.6 6.4-11.4 39 7.1 4.8-10.3
Some Post-H.S. 650 453 68.9 64.3-73.1 65 10.4 7.9-13.6 41 5.6 3.8- 8.2 60 11.0 8.2-14.6 31 4.2 2.8- 6.2
College Graduate 1,088 856 80.5 77.6-83.1 89 7.7 6.0- 9.9 48 4.2 3.0- 5.8 68 5.4 4.1- 7.1 27 2.2 1.4- 3.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 159 87 56.3 45.9-66.2 21 10.9 6.4-17.8 16 11.2 5.5-21.6 23 16.2 9.3-26.6 12 5.4 2.9- 9.9
$15,000- 24,999 320 206 66.1 59.3-72.3 42 12.6 8.8-17.7 16 5.0 2.8- 8.7 32 9.4 6.3-13.8 24 7.0 4.0-11.8
$25,000- 34,999 294 205 70.2 63.6-76.1 27 8.2 5.3-12.5 17 6.3 3.7-10.6 31 9.4 6.1-14.2 14 5.9 3.2-10.7
$35,000- 49,999 396 289 69.7 63.8-75.0 29 10.3 6.8-15.2 21 4.9 3.0- 7.9 40 10.7 7.5-15.0 17 4.5 2.5- 7.8
$50,000-74,999 467 342 75.7 70.9-79.8 39 8.1 5.6-11.6 22 3.4 2.1- 5.5 44 8.4 6.0-11.6 20 4.4 2.7- 7.0
$75,000+ 635 489 77.0 73.0-80.7 60 8.7 6.6-11.5 33 4.9 3.3- 7.3 33 6.0 4.1- 8.9 20 3.2 2.0- 5.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 639 470 74.8 70.5-78.6 51 7.3 5.3- 9.9 28 3.8 2.4- 6.0 56 9.1 6.7-12.3 34 5.0 3.3- 7.5
No 1,961 1,412 72.6 70.2-75.0 186 9.5 8.1-11.2 114 5.6 4.5- 6.9 167 8.3 6.9- 9.9 82 4.0 3.1- 5.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 790 639 81.6 78.2-84.6 53 6.8 4.9- 9.2 23 2.9 1.8- 4.6 46 5.1 3.6- 7.2 29 3.7 2.4- 5.5
Non-Veteran 1,796 1,232 69.5 66.8-72.0 190 10.3 8.7-12.1 112 5.8 4.6- 7.2 177 10.0 8.4-11.8 85 4.5 3.4- 5.8
Currently Serving 87 59 72.4 61.2-81.3 4 3.5 1.3- 9.2 9 9.3 4.5-18.4 9 8.1 3.7-16.8 6 6.6 2.8-15.1

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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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