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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-WHITES

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 11,181 6,573 55.4 54.2-56.5 1,354 12.6 11.8-13.3 1,508 14.6 13.7-15.4 1,311 13.2 12.4-14.1 435 4.3 3.8- 4.8
GENDER
Male 4,156 2,000 46.7 44.8-48.5 501 11.8 10.7-13.0 684 17.2 15.8-18.7 699 17.7 16.3-19.2 272 6.6 5.7- 7.5
Female 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
18-24 516 264 48.2 42.9-53.6 87 14.7 11.4-18.6 90 19.8 15.7-24.8 69 16.0 12.0-20.9 6 1.3 0.5- 3.7
25-34 1,578 737 43.2 40.3-46.2 302 19.3 17.1-21.8 296 19.8 17.4-22.4 220 15.9 13.7-18.3 23 1.8 1.1- 3.0
35-44 2,043 1,000 47.9 45.2-50.6 313 15.0 13.2-17.0 345 17.0 15.1-19.1 327 16.8 14.8-18.9 58 3.4 2.5- 4.5
45-54 2,110 1,155 53.7 51.1-56.3 275 12.8 11.1-14.7 330 16.2 14.4-18.3 271 13.3 11.6-15.3 79 4.0 3.1- 5.1
55-64 2,025 1,248 60.4 57.7-63.1 204 10.6 9.0-12.4 222 10.7 9.1-12.5 235 12.4 10.6-14.5 116 5.9 4.7- 7.2
65-74 1,602 1,144 67.5 64.5-70.3 100 6.5 5.2- 8.2 144 10.0 8.2-12.0 131 9.6 7.9-11.7 83 6.4 5.0- 8.1
75+ 1,266 994 73.9 70.5-77.0 69 6.0 4.5- 7.9 79 7.3 5.7- 9.3 54 5.5 4.0- 7.4 70 7.3 5.4- 9.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,439 1,205 79.8 76.8-82.5 79 5.6 4.3- 7.3 64 5.7 4.2- 7.6 49 4.8 3.4- 6.9 42 4.1 2.8- 5.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,219 2,295 69.2 67.1-71.2 314 10.0 8.8-11.4 308 10.4 9.1-11.8 226 7.9 6.8- 9.3 76 2.5 1.9- 3.3
Some Post-H.S. 2,888 1,654 54.1 51.8-56.4 395 14.4 12.9-16.1 406 15.1 13.4-16.9 326 12.1 10.7-13.7 107 4.3 3.4- 5.4
College Graduate 3,621 1,408 36.1 34.2-38.0 564 15.7 14.3-17.2 729 20.8 19.2-22.6 710 21.6 19.9-23.3 210 5.8 4.9- 6.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,045 834 77.7 73.9-81.1 67 5.7 4.2- 7.8 62 7.7 5.6-10.5 62 6.7 4.7- 9.4 20 2.3 1.3- 3.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,580 1,155 70.6 67.5-73.5 141 8.7 7.1-10.5 132 9.3 7.5-11.5 108 8.4 6.6-10.6 44 3.0 2.1- 4.4
$25,000- 34,999 1,273 781 59.6 56.2-62.9 144 12.6 10.4-15.2 174 13.1 11.0-15.5 138 11.3 9.4-13.7 36 3.4 2.2- 5.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,571 853 55.6 52.6-58.6 244 14.8 12.8-17.0 223 13.9 12.0-16.2 188 11.5 9.8-13.5 63 4.1 3.0- 5.5
$50,000-74,999 1,531 745 46.5 43.5-49.5 225 14.9 12.8-17.2 268 18.2 15.9-20.7 218 14.3 12.3-16.6 75 6.1 4.7- 7.9
$75,000+ 1,800 615 32.6 30.0-35.2 289 16.3 14.4-18.5 404 22.4 20.1-24.8 389 23.2 20.9-25.8 103 5.5 4.4- 6.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,537 2,496 67.1 65.1-69.1 313 9.2 8.0-10.4 313 10.3 9.0-11.7 277 8.8 7.6-10.1 138 4.6 3.8- 5.6
No 7,354 3,893 49.8 48.4-51.2 1,005 14.1 13.1-15.1 1,170 16.7 15.7-17.8 1,000 15.3 14.2-16.4 286 4.1 3.6- 4.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,544 798 49.9 46.9-52.9 178 11.4 9.6-13.3 224 14.7 12.7-16.9 213 14.9 12.8-17.3 131 9.1 7.5-11.1
Non-Veteran 9,517 5,732 56.7 55.5-57.9 1,154 12.7 11.9-13.6 1,264 14.5 13.6-15.5 1,065 12.7 11.9-13.7 302 3.3 2.9- 3.8
Currently Serving 105 37 35.3 25.5-46.6 18 18.2 11.2-28.3 20 19.3 12.2-29.3 29 25.2 16.8-36.0 1 1.9 0.3-12.5

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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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