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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-WHITES

Drinking alcohol in the past 30 days*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,181 4,608 44.6 43.5-45.8 6,573 55.4 54.2-56.5
GENDER
Male 4,156 2,156 53.3 51.5-55.2 2,000 46.7 44.8-48.5
Female 7,025 2,452 36.6 35.2-38.0 4,573 63.4 62.0-64.8
AGE
18-24 516 252 51.8 46.4-57.1 264 48.2 42.9-53.6
25-34 1,578 841 56.8 53.8-59.7 737 43.2 40.3-46.2
35-44 2,043 1,043 52.1 49.4-54.8 1,000 47.9 45.2-50.6
45-54 2,110 955 46.3 43.7-48.9 1,155 53.7 51.1-56.3
55-64 2,025 777 39.6 36.9-42.3 1,248 60.4 57.7-63.1
65-74 1,602 458 32.5 29.7-35.5 1,144 67.5 64.5-70.3
75+ 1,266 272 26.1 23.0-29.5 994 73.9 70.5-77.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,439 234 20.2 17.5-23.2 1,205 79.8 76.8-82.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,219 924 30.8 28.8-32.9 2,295 69.2 67.1-71.2
Some Post-H.S. 2,888 1,234 45.9 43.6-48.2 1,654 54.1 51.8-56.4
College Graduate 3,621 2,213 63.9 62.0-65.8 1,408 36.1 34.2-38.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,045 211 22.3 18.9-26.1 834 77.7 73.9-81.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,580 425 29.4 26.5-32.5 1,155 70.6 67.5-73.5
$25,000- 34,999 1,273 492 40.4 37.1-43.8 781 59.6 56.2-62.9
$35,000- 49,999 1,571 718 44.4 41.4-47.4 853 55.6 52.6-58.6
$50,000-74,999 1,531 786 53.5 50.5-56.5 745 46.5 43.5-49.5
$75,000+ 1,800 1,185 67.4 64.8-70.0 615 32.6 30.0-35.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,537 1,041 32.9 30.9-34.9 2,496 67.1 65.1-69.1
No 7,354 3,461 50.2 48.8-51.6 3,893 49.8 48.4-51.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,544 746 50.1 47.1-53.1 798 49.9 46.9-52.9
Non-Veteran 9,517 3,785 43.3 42.1-44.5 5,732 56.7 55.5-57.9
Currently Serving 105 68 64.7 53.4-74.5 37 35.3 25.5-46.6

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*Data in this table were derived from the first alcohol consumption question.

^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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