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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, have you had at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage, or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,585 6,001 42.9 41.8-44.0 9,584 57.1 56.0-58.2
GENDER
Male 5,691 2,746 50.6 48.8-52.5 2,945 49.4 47.5-51.2
Female 9,894 3,255 35.7 34.4-36.9 6,639 64.3 63.1-65.6
RACE
White 11,759 4,918 46.8 45.5-48.1 6,841 53.2 51.9-54.5
African American 2,580 684 31.3 28.8-33.9 1,896 68.7 66.1-71.2
Asian 107 40 38.5 25.8-53.0 67 61.5 47.0-74.2
Native American 299 82 33.2 25.9-41.4 217 66.8 58.6-74.1
Other Minorities 776 250 36.0 31.4-40.9 526 64.0 59.1-68.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 816 244 34.6 30.1-39.4 572 65.4 60.6-69.9
-English Speaking 310 108 38.7 31.7-46.2 202 61.3 53.8-68.3
-Spanish Speaking 505 136 33.2 27.7-39.2 369 66.8 60.8-72.3
Non-Hispanic 14,735 5,746 43.8 42.7-44.9 8,989 56.2 55.1-57.3
AGE
18-24 625 248 41.2 36.3-46.1 377 58.8 53.9-63.7
25-34 1,854 860 51.0 48.1-53.9 994 49.0 46.1-51.9
35-44 2,661 1,293 49.4 47.1-51.8 1,368 50.6 48.2-52.9
45-54 3,083 1,388 47.2 45.0-49.4 1,695 52.8 50.6-55.0
55-64 3,093 1,153 39.4 37.3-41.6 1,940 60.6 58.4-62.7
65-74 2,362 635 28.9 26.8-31.2 1,727 71.1 68.8-73.2
75+ 1,797 387 22.5 20.2-24.9 1,410 77.5 75.1-79.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,394 403 25.5 22.6-28.6 1,991 74.5 71.4-77.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,720 1,395 35.0 32.9-37.1 3,325 65.0 62.9-67.1
Some Post-H.S. 3,853 1,600 45.0 42.7-47.4 2,253 55.0 52.6-57.3
College Graduate 4,582 2,591 58.6 56.8-60.5 1,991 41.4 39.5-43.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,777 325 26.1 22.5-30.2 1,452 73.9 69.8-77.5
$15,000- 24,999 2,575 651 31.7 28.9-34.7 1,924 68.3 65.3-71.1
$25,000- 34,999 1,871 632 36.9 33.7-40.1 1,239 63.1 59.9-66.3
$35,000- 49,999 2,199 931 43.9 41.1-46.8 1,268 56.1 53.2-58.9
$50,000-74,999 2,014 992 50.1 47.2-53.1 1,022 49.9 46.9-52.8
$75,000+ 2,835 1,832 65.4 63.1-67.7 1,003 34.6 32.3-36.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,614 1,640 35.2 33.3-37.1 3,974 64.8 62.9-66.7
No 9,501 4,192 46.7 45.2-48.1 5,309 53.3 51.9-54.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,272 1,072 49.8 47.1-52.5 1,200 50.2 47.5-52.9
Non-Veteran 13,302 4,923 41.8 40.6-43.0 8,379 58.2 57.0-59.4

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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.

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