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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

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 5,795 4,554 73.0 71.2-74.7 502 11.0 9.8-12.3 265 5.7 4.8- 6.7 332 7.3 6.3- 8.3 142 3.1 2.5- 3.9
GENDER
Male 2,624 1,902 67.0 64.3-69.5 251 12.4 10.6-14.5 157 7.1 5.8- 8.8 210 9.0 7.6-10.7 104 4.4 3.4- 5.8
Female 3,171 2,652 80.9 78.9-82.8 251 9.1 7.8-10.6 108 3.7 2.9- 4.7 122 4.9 3.9- 6.2 38 1.3 0.9- 2.1
RACE
White 4,791 3,811 74.6 72.7-76.4 391 10.4 9.1-11.8 200 4.7 3.9- 5.7 277 7.4 6.3- 8.5 112 3.0 2.2- 3.9
African American 646 500 70.8 65.4-75.6 65 12.0 8.9-15.9 35 7.5 4.6-11.9 24 5.1 3.2- 8.1 22 4.6 2.8- 7.6
Asian 39 31 75.8 41.1-93.3 6 23.6 6.2-58.9 0 0.0 . - . 2 0.7 0.2- 2.9 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 77 54 64.3 48.0-77.8 7 9.4 3.0-26.1 3 4.9 1.2-18.3 8 11.2 4.2-26.4 5 10.2 3.5-26.6
Other Minorities 219 136 58.1 49.0-66.7 33 15.2 10.1-22.2 27 14.8 9.3-22.9 20 10.4 5.7-18.3 3 1.4 0.4- 5.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 214 141 61.9 52.6-70.3 29 14.5 9.5-21.6 22 12.1 7.0-20.0 20 10.3 5.6-18.3 2 1.2 0.2- 5.4
-English Speaking 104 77 72.0 59.8-81.7 11 8.7 4.3-16.8 5 4.5 1.6-11.9 9 11.2 5.2-22.6 2 3.6 0.8-15.3
-Spanish Speaking 110 64 56.9 44.7-68.3 18 17.4 10.5-27.4 17 15.8 8.7-27.1 11 9.9 4.2-21.6 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 5,572 4,405 73.8 72.0-75.5 472 10.7 9.5-12.1 243 5.2 4.4- 6.2 312 7.0 6.1- 8.1 140 3.2 2.6- 4.1
AGE
18-24 238 138 55.4 47.3-63.3 44 17.9 12.6-24.9 21 9.7 5.8-15.9 24 11.1 7.0-17.3 11 5.7 2.8-11.3
25-34 822 556 63.9 59.7-67.8 121 16.9 13.9-20.4 53 6.4 4.7- 8.7 64 9.1 6.9-11.9 28 3.7 2.4- 5.9
35-44 1,265 943 73.8 70.7-76.8 136 11.2 9.2-13.6 59 4.6 3.4- 6.3 98 7.8 6.2- 9.8 29 2.5 1.6- 3.9
45-54 1,346 1,029 74.2 71.1-77.1 119 8.1 6.5-10.0 75 7.2 5.4- 9.5 79 7.0 5.4- 8.9 44 3.5 2.5- 5.0
55-64 1,114 955 86.0 83.2-88.4 49 4.7 3.1- 6.9 40 3.3 2.3- 4.7 49 4.4 3.1- 6.0 21 1.7 1.1- 2.7
65-74 608 543 90.3 87.4-92.6 25 4.0 2.5- 6.3 16 1.9 1.1- 3.2 15 2.4 1.3- 4.1 9 1.4 0.7- 2.8
75+ 371 359 97.0 94.5-98.4 8 2.0 1.0- 4.3 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6 3 0.6 0.2- 2.1 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 373 239 58.0 50.6-65.2 47 14.3 9.9-20.1 34 9.9 6.3-15.0 33 11.1 6.9-17.5 20 6.7 3.7-11.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,316 979 67.3 63.3-71.1 119 12.1 9.6-15.1 68 7.2 5.1- 9.9 100 8.8 6.7-11.5 50 4.6 3.1- 6.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,551 1,223 73.2 69.6-76.6 118 10.9 8.4-14.0 69 5.2 3.8- 7.1 97 7.0 5.4- 9.0 44 3.7 2.4- 5.8
College Graduate 2,546 2,107 79.4 77.2-81.5 217 9.7 8.3-11.4 93 4.1 3.1- 5.4 102 5.7 4.5- 7.2 27 1.1 0.7- 1.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 302 214 66.3 57.1-74.5 34 14.1 8.9-21.7 21 9.0 4.1-18.5 20 7.3 4.0-12.9 13 3.3 1.7- 6.2
$15,000- 24,999 614 450 60.9 54.5-67.0 59 11.5 8.3-15.6 34 9.7 6.3-14.7 40 10.4 6.6-16.0 31 7.6 4.6-12.4
$25,000- 34,999 608 479 72.2 66.1-77.7 43 11.2 7.3-16.8 33 6.5 3.7-11.1 33 6.6 4.3-10.2 20 3.5 2.0- 5.8
$35,000- 49,999 911 698 68.7 63.9-73.1 80 13.9 10.3-18.5 43 5.7 4.0- 8.2 66 8.2 6.1-11.0 24 3.5 2.1- 5.9
$50,000-74,999 975 766 76.1 72.2-79.6 95 11.0 8.6-13.9 36 3.1 2.1- 4.4 58 7.4 5.3-10.3 20 2.4 1.3- 4.4
$75,000+ 1,803 1,467 78.2 75.5-80.6 152 9.9 8.1-12.0 75 4.8 3.7- 6.3 85 5.9 4.6- 7.6 24 1.2 0.8- 1.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,570 1,217 69.7 66.0-73.2 138 11.4 9.1-14.2 67 5.3 3.7- 7.4 100 9.1 7.0-11.8 48 4.5 3.0- 6.7
No 4,081 3,230 74.5 72.5-76.5 345 10.5 9.1-12.0 194 5.9 4.9- 7.1 222 6.5 5.4- 7.7 90 2.7 2.0- 3.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,028 802 73.5 69.4-77.2 63 9.3 6.6-12.9 47 4.9 3.5- 6.8 74 8.7 6.6-11.5 42 3.7 2.5- 5.2
Non-Veteran 4,763 3,748 72.9 70.9-74.8 439 11.3 10.1-12.8 218 5.8 4.8- 7.0 258 7.0 5.9- 8.2 100 3.0 2.3- 4.0

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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.

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