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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-WHITE FEMALES

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 7,025 4,573 63.4 62.0-64.8 853 13.2 12.2-14.3 824 12.1 11.2-13.1 612 9.1 8.3-10.0 163 2.2 1.8- 2.6
AGE
18-24 314 182 59.5 52.6-66.0 57 17.8 13.0-23.9 46 15.0 10.6-20.8 27 7.4 4.7-11.3 2 0.3 0.1- 1.2
25-34 965 526 52.0 48.2-55.8 184 20.1 17.2-23.4 158 17.0 14.3-20.2 92 10.6 8.4-13.2 5 0.3 0.1- 1.1
35-44 1,236 664 54.6 51.2-58.0 213 18.2 15.6-21.1 191 13.9 11.8-16.2 154 12.2 10.2-14.6 14 1.2 0.6- 2.1
45-54 1,313 795 61.1 57.8-64.2 181 13.4 11.3-15.9 180 13.9 11.7-16.4 129 9.6 7.9-11.7 28 2.0 1.3- 3.1
55-64 1,231 824 67.5 64.3-70.5 120 10.4 8.5-12.7 125 9.5 7.7-11.5 113 8.8 7.2-10.8 49 3.8 2.8- 5.2
65-74 1,032 804 76.2 72.9-79.3 51 4.9 3.6- 6.8 77 8.1 6.2-10.5 65 6.5 4.9- 8.6 35 4.2 2.9- 6.0
75+ 901 753 81.5 78.1-84.4 44 5.5 3.8- 7.8 45 5.6 4.1- 7.7 29 4.2 2.8- 6.3 30 3.2 2.1- 4.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 911 826 89.0 85.9-91.5 37 4.2 2.8- 6.1 25 3.9 2.4- 6.4 15 2.0 1.0- 3.7 8 1.0 0.4- 2.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,069 1,618 78.4 76.2-80.5 183 9.2 7.7-10.9 154 7.4 6.1- 8.9 89 4.1 3.1- 5.2 25 1.0 0.6- 1.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,869 1,180 62.0 59.3-64.8 260 15.4 13.4-17.8 230 11.5 9.9-13.3 157 8.7 7.3-10.4 42 2.3 1.6- 3.3
College Graduate 2,168 942 41.9 39.4-44.4 373 18.2 16.3-20.3 414 19.8 17.8-22.0 351 16.5 14.7-18.5 88 3.6 2.8- 4.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 741 626 83.4 79.5-86.7 50 7.1 4.9-10.3 34 5.5 3.7- 8.2 27 3.6 2.3- 5.6 4 0.3 0.1- 0.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,093 847 78.1 74.9-80.9 93 8.1 6.4-10.2 81 7.5 5.7- 9.7 58 5.3 3.9- 7.0 14 1.2 0.6- 2.3
$25,000- 34,999 777 518 67.7 63.6-71.7 75 10.5 7.9-13.8 104 12.2 9.8-15.0 63 7.8 5.8-10.4 17 1.8 1.0- 3.3
$35,000- 49,999 910 517 58.5 54.6-62.2 157 17.7 14.9-21.0 121 12.6 10.3-15.3 90 9.1 7.2-11.5 25 2.1 1.4- 3.3
$50,000-74,999 876 488 56.6 52.6-60.4 132 15.1 12.5-18.2 137 15.3 12.7-18.4 92 10.0 8.0-12.6 27 2.9 1.9- 4.5
$75,000+ 1,007 405 40.3 36.7-44.0 184 18.7 16.0-21.7 201 19.7 16.9-22.8 183 18.2 15.6-21.2 34 3.1 2.1- 4.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,317 1,773 75.1 72.7-77.2 203 9.4 7.9-11.2 162 7.8 6.5- 9.3 128 5.4 4.4- 6.6 51 2.3 1.6- 3.2
No 4,565 2,698 57.8 56.0-59.5 633 14.9 13.6-16.2 653 14.4 13.2-15.7 472 10.8 9.8-12.0 109 2.1 1.7- 2.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 97 52 51.7 39.9-63.4 12 12.3 6.3-22.8 19 20.1 12.3-31.0 11 13.1 6.5-24.4 3 2.8 0.8- 9.6
Non-Veteran 6,904 4,509 63.5 62.1-64.9 840 13.3 12.3-14.3 801 12.0 11.1-13.0 594 9.0 8.2- 9.9 160 2.2 1.8- 2.6
Currently Serving 20 9 53.8 29.5-76.5 1 5.3 0.7-30.0 4 19.1 6.3-45.3 6 21.8 8.8-44.4 0 0.0 . - .

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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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