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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-WHITES

During the past 30 days, how many times have you driven when you've had perhaps too much to drink?

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  Total
Respond.^
Once Two or more times None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,637 53 1.3 0.9- 1.7 34 0.6 0.4- 0.9 4,550 98.1 97.6-98.5
GENDER
Male 2,171 39 1.7 1.2- 2.5 19 0.6 0.4- 1.0 2,113 97.7 96.9-98.3
Female 2,466 14 0.7 0.4- 1.3 15 0.7 0.4- 1.2 2,437 98.6 97.9-99.1
AGE
18-24 253 10 4.0 1.9- 8.2 0 0.0 . - . 243 96.0 91.8-98.1
25-34 843 14 1.5 0.8- 2.6 3 0.2 0.1- 0.7 826 98.3 97.1-99.0
35-44 1,046 16 1.5 0.8- 2.6 12 1.0 0.5- 2.0 1,018 97.5 96.2-98.4
45-54 965 8 1.2 0.5- 2.6 7 0.8 0.3- 1.8 950 98.1 96.5-98.9
55-64 777 3 0.4 0.1- 1.5 7 0.8 0.3- 1.8 767 98.8 97.6-99.4
65-74 462 2 0.9 0.2- 3.4 3 0.5 0.1- 1.5 457 98.7 96.5-99.5
75+ 278 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.5 0.1- 3.7 277 99.5 96.3-99.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 245 2 1.1 0.3- 4.5 3 1.2 0.4- 3.9 240 97.7 94.3-99.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 938 13 1.5 0.8- 2.9 9 0.8 0.4- 1.6 916 97.7 96.2-98.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,236 13 1.4 0.7- 2.6 5 0.4 0.2- 1.2 1,218 98.2 96.9-99.0
College Graduate 2,215 25 1.2 0.7- 1.8 17 0.6 0.4- 1.1 2,173 98.2 97.5-98.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 213 2 0.8 0.2- 3.7 1 0.5 0.1- 3.6 210 98.7 95.6-99.6
$15,000- 24,999 434 4 0.4 0.2- 1.2 3 0.9 0.2- 3.4 427 98.6 96.5-99.5
$25,000- 34,999 497 11 2.9 1.5- 5.7 5 0.7 0.3- 1.9 481 96.4 93.7-98.0
$35,000- 49,999 717 3 0.3 0.1- 1.0 8 1.0 0.5- 2.3 706 98.7 97.4-99.3
$50,000-74,999 791 7 1.1 0.5- 2.4 7 0.7 0.3- 1.7 777 98.2 96.8-99.0
$75,000+ 1,190 19 1.8 1.1- 3.1 7 0.5 0.2- 1.1 1,164 97.6 96.3-98.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,052 15 2.1 1.2- 3.7 10 0.8 0.4- 1.7 1,027 97.2 95.5-98.2
No 3,478 37 1.1 0.7- 1.5 23 0.6 0.4- 1.0 3,418 98.3 97.8-98.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 752 7 1.1 0.5- 2.5 9 1.2 0.6- 2.4 736 97.7 96.1-98.7
Non-Veteran 3,806 43 1.3 0.9- 1.8 24 0.5 0.3- 0.8 3,739 98.2 97.6-98.6
Currently Serving 70 2 2.3 0.5- 9.0 0 0.0 . - . 68 97.7 91.0-99.5

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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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