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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-WHITE MALES

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 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
AGE
18-24 202 82 36.4 29.1-44.4 30 11.4 7.6-16.8 44 24.9 18.1-33.1 42 24.9 17.9-33.6 4 2.4 0.7- 7.5
25-34 613 211 34.3 29.9-38.9 118 18.5 15.2-22.5 138 22.6 18.8-27.0 128 21.3 17.6-25.5 18 3.3 1.9- 5.7
35-44 807 336 40.9 36.9-45.0 100 11.6 9.3-14.4 154 20.3 17.1-23.9 173 21.5 18.3-25.1 44 5.7 4.0- 7.9
45-54 797 360 45.1 40.9-49.3 94 12.0 9.5-15.0 150 19.0 15.9-22.5 142 17.7 14.6-21.2 51 6.3 4.6- 8.6
55-64 794 424 53.8 49.5-58.1 84 10.7 8.4-13.7 97 11.8 9.3-14.9 122 15.8 12.8-19.4 67 7.8 5.9-10.2
65-74 570 340 58.1 53.2-62.8 49 8.2 6.0-11.3 67 12.0 9.1-15.5 66 12.9 9.9-16.6 48 8.8 6.4-11.9
75+ 365 241 63.1 56.8-68.9 25 6.7 4.3-10.2 34 9.8 6.7-13.9 25 7.2 4.6-11.3 40 13.2 9.1-18.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 528 379 70.7 65.6-75.3 42 7.0 4.9- 9.9 39 7.5 5.2-10.7 34 7.7 5.0-11.5 34 7.2 4.8-10.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,150 677 58.5 55.0-61.9 131 11.0 9.0-13.3 154 13.9 11.6-16.5 137 12.4 10.2-15.0 51 4.3 3.1- 5.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,019 474 44.6 41.0-48.2 135 13.2 10.9-15.9 176 19.3 16.5-22.6 169 16.1 13.6-19.1 65 6.7 5.1- 8.9
College Graduate 1,453 466 30.4 27.7-33.3 191 13.2 11.3-15.5 315 21.8 19.3-24.5 359 26.5 23.8-29.5 122 8.0 6.5- 9.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 304 208 69.9 62.7-76.2 17 3.8 2.2- 6.5 28 10.6 6.6-16.6 35 10.8 6.8-16.8 16 4.9 2.8- 8.5
$15,000- 24,999 487 308 61.0 55.5-66.3 48 9.5 6.9-13.0 51 11.7 8.4-15.9 50 12.4 8.9-17.1 30 5.4 3.5- 8.3
$25,000- 34,999 496 263 50.9 45.7-56.1 69 14.8 11.4-19.0 70 14.1 10.8-18.3 75 15.2 11.8-19.3 19 5.0 2.8- 8.5
$35,000- 49,999 661 336 52.8 48.3-57.4 87 11.9 9.4-14.9 102 15.3 12.3-18.9 98 14.0 11.2-17.3 38 6.0 4.1- 8.7
$50,000-74,999 655 257 37.5 33.3-41.9 93 14.7 11.7-18.3 131 20.7 17.3-24.7 126 18.1 14.9-21.8 48 8.9 6.5-12.0
$75,000+ 793 210 25.8 22.4-29.5 105 14.3 11.5-17.5 203 24.7 21.4-28.4 206 27.6 24.0-31.6 69 7.6 5.8- 9.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,220 723 57.6 54.1-60.9 110 8.8 7.2-10.8 151 13.4 11.1-15.9 149 12.9 10.7-15.4 87 7.4 5.8- 9.5
No 2,789 1,195 41.5 39.3-43.7 372 13.2 11.8-14.8 517 19.2 17.5-21.1 528 20.0 18.2-21.9 177 6.2 5.2- 7.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,447 746 49.8 46.8-52.9 166 11.3 9.6-13.3 205 14.5 12.4-16.8 202 15.0 12.8-17.5 128 9.4 7.7-11.4
Non-Veteran 2,613 1,223 45.5 43.2-47.8 314 11.8 10.4-13.4 463 18.6 16.8-20.5 471 18.9 17.0-20.8 142 5.2 4.3- 6.4
Currently Serving 85 28 32.8 22.5-45.0 17 20.0 12.1-31.2 16 19.4 11.7-30.4 23 25.7 16.4-37.7 1 2.2 0.3-14.1

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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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