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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-WHITES

On the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Only one Two Three Four Five or more
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,596 2,159 45.2 43.4-47.0 1,508 32.9 31.3-34.7 499 11.4 10.3-12.6 199 4.7 4.0- 5.6 231 5.7 4.8- 6.7
GENDER
Male 2,149 780 36.0 33.6-38.5 768 35.8 33.4-38.3 296 13.6 12.0-15.5 130 6.3 5.1- 7.6 175 8.3 6.9- 9.9
Female 2,447 1,379 57.6 55.2-59.9 740 29.1 27.0-31.3 203 8.4 7.2- 9.9 69 2.7 2.0- 3.6 56 2.2 1.6- 3.1
AGE
18-24 250 56 22.2 16.2-29.5 82 26.7 20.7-33.6 43 17.7 12.2-25.0 20 8.4 5.0-13.8 49 25.0 18.4-33.1
25-34 835 280 33.7 29.9-37.7 301 35.7 31.8-39.8 133 15.1 12.5-18.2 61 7.8 5.8-10.4 60 7.7 5.6-10.3
35-44 1,037 402 37.3 33.8-40.9 384 37.1 33.5-40.8 133 13.5 11.1-16.3 60 6.1 4.5- 8.2 58 6.1 4.4- 8.3
45-54 957 456 48.8 44.9-52.8 329 33.3 29.7-37.1 96 10.0 8.0-12.5 33 3.8 2.5- 5.8 43 4.1 2.8- 5.8
55-64 773 440 54.7 50.2-59.1 249 33.6 29.4-38.0 61 9.1 6.7-12.3 14 2.0 1.1- 3.6 9 0.6 0.3- 1.1
65-74 457 307 63.8 58.2-69.1 109 27.2 22.3-32.7 21 5.3 3.3- 8.6 9 1.7 0.8- 3.4 11 2.0 1.0- 3.9
75+ 274 207 76.3 69.6-82.0 53 20.2 14.9-26.9 11 2.7 1.4- 5.2 2 0.4 0.1- 1.5 1 0.4 0.1- 2.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 228 76 27.7 21.5-35.0 65 26.5 20.1-34.1 33 14.8 10.1-21.2 21 11.9 7.0-19.6 33 19.0 12.6-27.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 924 375 39.0 35.2-43.0 290 30.5 27.0-34.3 129 14.5 11.9-17.5 48 6.3 4.4- 8.8 82 9.7 7.4-12.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,229 570 45.0 41.6-48.5 392 31.7 28.6-35.0 141 11.5 9.4-14.0 64 5.5 4.1- 7.3 62 6.2 4.6- 8.4
College Graduate 2,212 1,137 49.7 47.1-52.3 760 35.3 32.8-37.8 196 9.7 8.3-11.4 66 3.0 2.2- 3.9 53 2.3 1.7- 3.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 210 67 31.2 23.5-40.1 72 31.4 23.8-40.1 28 13.0 7.6-21.4 18 7.5 4.3-12.6 25 17.0 10.1-27.1
$15,000- 24,999 420 179 38.0 32.3-44.1 120 29.2 24.0-35.2 52 10.8 7.9-14.5 30 9.0 5.7-13.8 39 13.0 8.6-19.1
$25,000- 34,999 493 200 35.6 30.7-40.9 159 33.1 28.1-38.6 60 14.5 10.9-19.0 38 8.4 5.8-12.0 36 8.4 5.8-12.0
$35,000- 49,999 716 319 44.3 39.9-48.8 243 32.3 28.4-36.5 90 14.2 11.2-17.9 30 4.8 3.2- 7.3 34 4.4 2.9- 6.6
$50,000-74,999 790 403 48.8 44.6-53.0 250 33.7 29.8-37.9 69 8.6 6.6-11.2 30 3.8 2.4- 5.8 38 5.1 3.5- 7.5
$75,000+ 1,183 573 45.7 42.3-49.2 440 37.7 34.4-41.1 111 9.9 8.0-12.1 32 3.7 2.5- 5.5 27 3.0 2.0- 4.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,035 508 45.8 42.1-49.6 306 30.8 27.4-34.5 103 11.3 9.1-14.0 59 5.7 4.3- 7.6 59 6.3 4.5- 8.7
No 3,456 1,609 45.2 43.2-47.3 1,166 33.5 31.6-35.5 385 11.5 10.2-12.9 134 4.4 3.6- 5.4 162 5.4 4.4- 6.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 749 336 43.5 39.3-47.8 257 36.4 32.3-40.7 82 10.4 8.1-13.2 34 4.9 3.4- 7.2 40 4.7 3.3- 6.7
Non-Veteran 3,769 1,799 45.9 43.9-47.9 1,229 32.3 30.4-34.2 401 11.4 10.2-12.8 160 4.7 3.8- 5.6 180 5.7 4.8- 6.9
Currently Serving 69 18 29.0 18.1-43.0 22 29.8 18.9-43.6 14 20.0 11.2-33.0 4 6.1 2.1-16.3 11 15.1 8.0-26.7

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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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