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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-WHITES

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have 5 or more drinks on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,575 3,731 80.0 78.5-81.5 315 7.3 6.4- 8.3 174 4.0 3.3- 4.8 229 5.6 4.8- 6.6 126 3.1 2.5- 3.8
GENDER
Male 2,135 1,563 73.7 71.4-75.9 191 8.8 7.5-10.4 112 5.1 4.1- 6.4 165 7.7 6.4- 9.1 104 4.7 3.7- 5.9
Female 2,440 2,168 88.6 86.9-90.1 124 5.2 4.2- 6.4 62 2.5 1.9- 3.4 64 2.9 2.1- 3.9 22 0.8 0.5- 1.4
AGE
18-24 253 142 49.2 41.4-57.1 36 15.9 10.7-23.0 15 8.1 4.2-14.8 45 20.8 15.0-28.1 15 6.0 3.3-10.8
25-34 836 604 71.9 67.9-75.5 103 11.4 9.0-14.2 53 6.6 4.8- 9.1 52 6.5 4.7- 8.9 24 3.7 2.2- 6.0
35-44 1,033 820 77.4 74.0-80.4 76 8.1 6.2-10.5 43 3.9 2.8- 5.6 62 6.6 5.0- 8.8 32 3.9 2.6- 6.0
45-54 952 793 84.5 81.5-87.0 52 5.2 3.8- 7.1 40 3.7 2.5- 5.3 39 4.0 2.7- 5.9 28 2.6 1.7- 4.0
55-64 767 684 89.4 86.5-91.8 32 4.5 2.9- 6.9 14 1.6 0.9- 2.9 22 2.8 1.7- 4.5 15 1.6 0.9- 2.9
65-74 453 420 92.3 88.8-94.8 13 2.8 1.5- 5.2 4 1.4 0.4- 4.5 7 1.4 0.7- 3.0 9 2.1 1.0- 4.3
75+ 268 257 96.2 92.9-98.0 2 0.2 0.1- 0.9 4 1.8 0.6- 4.8 2 0.8 0.2- 3.1 3 1.0 0.3- 3.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 233 158 59.9 51.4-67.9 15 8.0 4.1-15.0 12 7.6 3.7-14.9 31 15.7 10.6-22.6 17 8.8 4.8-15.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 916 719 77.4 73.8-80.7 72 7.7 5.9-10.1 34 3.5 2.3- 5.2 54 6.2 4.5- 8.4 37 5.2 3.4- 7.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,225 986 77.9 74.7-80.8 83 7.7 6.0- 9.8 56 4.7 3.3- 6.5 65 6.7 5.0- 8.9 35 3.0 2.1- 4.5
College Graduate 2,198 1,866 84.5 82.5-86.3 144 6.8 5.6- 8.2 72 3.4 2.6- 4.5 79 3.7 2.9- 4.8 37 1.6 1.1- 2.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 208 132 59.3 49.5-68.4 26 13.0 8.0-20.4 19 11.6 5.9-21.6 22 12.0 6.7-20.7 9 4.1 2.0- 8.0
$15,000- 24,999 422 323 71.7 65.3-77.3 45 11.2 7.8-15.8 12 4.2 2.0- 8.3 22 6.7 4.0-10.8 20 6.3 3.4-11.5
$25,000- 34,999 490 377 74.5 69.2-79.1 39 7.7 5.3-11.2 16 4.4 2.5- 7.5 43 8.8 6.1-12.5 15 4.6 2.5- 8.3
$35,000- 49,999 711 593 81.2 77.3-84.6 36 6.8 4.6- 9.9 30 3.7 2.5- 5.5 36 6.1 4.2- 8.7 16 2.2 1.2- 4.0
$50,000-74,999 787 652 82.3 78.8-85.3 42 5.8 4.0- 8.4 29 3.1 2.0- 4.7 38 5.2 3.6- 7.4 26 3.6 2.3- 5.5
$75,000+ 1,179 992 82.5 79.6-85.0 83 7.5 5.9- 9.5 44 3.8 2.7- 5.4 39 4.0 2.7- 5.7 21 2.3 1.4- 3.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,028 837 81.0 77.9-83.9 57 5.1 3.8- 6.9 39 3.3 2.2- 4.8 58 6.2 4.6- 8.4 37 4.3 2.9- 6.4
No 3,447 2,821 80.1 78.3-81.7 248 7.8 6.7- 9.0 133 4.2 3.4- 5.2 161 5.3 4.4- 6.4 84 2.6 2.0- 3.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 737 600 82.5 79.1-85.5 47 6.5 4.6- 9.0 22 3.1 1.9- 5.0 38 4.2 2.9- 6.1 30 3.7 2.4- 5.5
Non-Veteran 3,762 3,081 79.7 77.9-81.3 262 7.5 6.5- 8.7 143 4.1 3.3- 5.0 186 6.0 5.0- 7.1 90 2.8 2.1- 3.6
Currently Serving 68 45 71.9 59.2-81.9 5 4.9 1.8-12.6 9 11.3 5.6-21.5 4 4.2 1.4-11.5 5 7.7 2.9-19.0

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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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