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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-WHITE MALES

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 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
AGE
18-24 122 50 36.0 26.6-46.7 20 18.9 11.4-29.6 9 10.7 5.0-21.5 31 26.1 17.7-36.8 12 8.2 4.2-15.5
25-34 399 250 63.8 58.0-69.3 55 12.8 9.5-17.0 33 8.0 5.4-11.8 40 9.2 6.4-13.1 21 6.1 3.6-10.0
35-44 466 315 67.7 62.4-72.5 50 10.9 7.9-14.8 29 5.5 3.6- 8.4 44 9.3 6.6-12.8 28 6.6 4.2-10.2
45-54 433 325 79.0 74.3-83.0 34 6.8 4.6- 9.9 25 4.6 2.9- 7.2 28 5.8 3.6- 9.0 21 3.9 2.4- 6.3
55-64 365 305 86.7 82.3-90.1 21 5.1 3.0- 8.7 10 1.9 0.9- 3.9 16 3.7 2.1- 6.3 13 2.5 1.3- 4.7
65-74 224 200 90.4 85.1-93.9 10 3.9 1.9- 7.7 3 1.9 0.5- 7.2 4 1.4 0.5- 3.8 7 2.4 1.0- 5.5
75+ 122 114 95.0 89.8-97.7 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7 3 2.5 0.8- 7.7 2 1.3 0.3- 5.3 2 0.9 0.2- 3.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 148 87 54.2 44.1-64.1 11 7.8 3.6-16.1 9 8.4 3.7-17.9 24 17.5 11.2-26.3 17 12.0 6.7-20.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 466 327 70.7 65.5-75.5 47 9.8 7.1-13.5 20 4.0 2.4- 6.6 41 8.2 5.7-11.6 31 7.3 4.7-11.2
Some Post-H.S. 539 378 70.0 65.1-74.5 51 9.8 7.1-13.3 36 6.2 4.1- 9.3 45 9.2 6.5-12.9 29 4.8 3.2- 7.2
College Graduate 980 770 79.9 76.8-82.7 81 8.0 6.2-10.3 47 4.5 3.2- 6.2 55 5.1 3.8- 7.0 27 2.4 1.6- 3.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 93 44 45.5 32.7-59.0 15 15.7 8.3-27.8 10 14.8 6.1-31.9 15 16.8 8.3-31.0 9 7.1 3.5-14.0
$15,000- 24,999 179 117 64.8 55.4-73.2 23 11.2 6.8-17.9 5 4.7 1.7-12.1 16 9.1 5.1-15.9 18 10.2 5.3-18.6
$25,000- 34,999 229 155 68.1 60.4-74.9 24 9.6 6.0-15.0 12 5.7 3.0-10.5 26 10.0 6.4-15.5 12 6.6 3.3-12.5
$35,000- 49,999 321 243 73.4 67.1-78.9 21 9.0 5.5-14.4 16 4.2 2.5- 7.2 27 9.5 6.3-14.0 14 3.9 2.0- 7.2
$50,000-74,999 399 294 76.2 71.0-80.6 31 7.5 4.9-11.4 21 3.8 2.3- 6.2 34 7.7 5.2-11.1 19 4.8 3.0- 7.8
$75,000+ 582 446 76.8 72.6-80.6 57 9.3 7.0-12.4 32 5.2 3.4- 7.8 27 5.1 3.3- 7.8 20 3.6 2.2- 5.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 488 363 76.6 71.9-80.8 38 6.4 4.4- 9.2 22 3.5 2.2- 5.7 37 7.8 5.3-11.3 28 5.6 3.5- 8.8
No 1,586 1,161 73.2 70.5-75.8 146 9.5 7.8-11.4 88 5.6 4.3- 7.2 120 7.5 6.1- 9.2 71 4.2 3.2- 5.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 692 562 82.3 78.8-85.4 45 6.6 4.7- 9.2 21 3.1 1.9- 5.1 37 4.3 3.0- 6.3 27 3.7 2.4- 5.6
Non-Veteran 1,379 959 69.8 66.8-72.7 142 10.0 8.3-12.1 83 5.8 4.4- 7.5 124 9.3 7.6-11.4 71 5.0 3.7- 6.7
Currently Serving 57 38 72.2 58.5-82.7 3 4.6 1.5-13.5 8 11.3 5.3-22.3 3 3.5 1.0-11.5 5 8.4 3.2-20.6

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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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