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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-WHITE FEMALES

One drink is equivalent to a 12 ounce beer, a 5 ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, 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 3,001 1,688 52.4 50.1-54.7 903 30.4 28.3-32.5 242 9.6 8.2-11.1 89 3.4 2.6- 4.4 79 4.2 3.2- 5.7
AGE
18-24 155 42 23.1 16.3-31.6 49 34.4 26.1-43.9 31 20.0 13.6-28.6 11 6.5 3.3-12.7 22 15.9 9.9-24.6
25-34 457 193 42.7 37.6-48.0 160 34.6 29.7-39.7 59 13.0 9.8-16.9 24 5.2 3.3- 8.3 21 4.5 2.7- 7.5
35-44 661 337 51.7 47.3-56.1 219 32.6 28.6-36.8 64 9.1 7.0-11.9 24 3.6 2.3- 5.6 17 3.0 1.7- 5.0
45-54 665 359 57.0 52.5-61.3 227 31.5 27.6-35.7 47 7.2 5.2-10.0 19 2.7 1.7- 4.4 13 1.6 0.8- 3.0
55-64 548 364 67.1 62.4-71.5 146 25.1 21.2-29.4 26 5.1 3.3- 7.8 9 1.3 0.6- 2.7 3 1.4 0.4- 5.1
65-74 289 211 74.2 68.0-79.7 64 22.4 17.2-28.6 10 2.4 1.2- 4.8 1 0.1 0.0- 0.9 3 0.8 0.2- 2.7
75+ 211 174 82.5 75.9-87.6 31 15.3 10.5-21.8 5 1.8 0.6- 4.7 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 90 37 37.0 25.3-50.4 23 19.2 11.0-31.3 8 15.7 6.4-33.8 7 7.2 3.2-15.3 15 21.0 11.6-35.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 641 353 53.4 48.7-58.0 180 27.6 23.6-31.9 65 10.5 8.0-13.6 26 4.6 2.9- 7.3 17 3.9 2.3- 6.7
Some Post-H.S. 846 469 47.9 43.5-52.4 241 31.5 27.3-36.1 75 10.6 8.0-13.9 32 4.2 2.7- 6.5 29 5.7 3.4- 9.5
College Graduate 1,423 828 56.4 53.2-59.6 459 31.9 29.0-34.9 94 7.9 6.2-10.0 24 2.0 1.1- 3.4 18 1.9 1.0- 3.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 152 70 34.8 24.8-46.3 39 33.2 21.3-47.7 23 13.6 7.8-22.8 8 8.8 3.2-21.9 12 9.6 4.4-19.6
$15,000- 24,999 346 168 37.9 31.5-44.8 104 30.3 23.9-37.6 39 13.2 8.6-19.6 13 4.9 2.6- 9.0 22 13.7 7.9-22.9
$25,000- 34,999 309 170 52.4 45.0-59.7 90 27.9 22.0-34.6 26 9.4 5.9-14.6 12 4.9 2.5- 9.5 11 5.4 2.7-10.7
$35,000- 49,999 460 235 50.2 44.7-55.7 150 32.2 27.2-37.5 49 11.9 8.8-16.0 18 3.7 2.3- 6.1 8 2.0 0.8- 5.0
$50,000-74,999 531 290 53.4 48.4-58.4 182 33.8 29.2-38.7 36 7.2 5.0-10.3 14 3.6 1.9- 6.8 9 1.9 0.8- 4.4
$75,000+ 864 534 59.3 55.3-63.1 254 30.1 26.6-33.8 54 7.7 5.7-10.3 13 1.5 0.8- 2.9 9 1.5 0.7- 2.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 642 369 53.4 48.2-58.4 170 25.8 21.7-30.3 53 10.1 7.0-14.4 24 4.2 2.5- 6.8 26 6.6 4.0-10.8
No 2,304 1,288 52.5 49.9-55.0 719 31.6 29.2-34.1 186 9.4 7.9-11.1 63 3.2 2.3- 4.4 48 3.4 2.3- 4.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 70 33 51.8 38.0-65.2 16 19.4 11.3-31.3 13 20.4 11.2-34.2 4 4.2 1.5-11.1 4 4.2 1.4-12.4
Non-Veteran 2,929 1,654 52.5 50.1-54.8 886 30.6 28.5-32.8 229 9.3 7.9-10.9 85 3.4 2.6- 4.4 75 4.2 3.1- 5.7

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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.

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