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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-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 3,171 1,819 55.1 52.9-57.4 951 30.6 28.6-32.8 237 8.3 7.1- 9.7 90 3.1 2.3- 4.0 74 2.9 2.2- 3.8
RACE
White 2,663 1,559 56.0 53.5-58.4 792 30.7 28.5-33.1 187 7.7 6.5- 9.2 70 3.0 2.2- 4.1 55 2.6 1.9- 3.5
African American 364 188 48.3 41.8-54.8 119 32.7 26.8-39.2 32 12.1 8.0-18.0 13 3.9 2.2- 6.9 12 3.0 1.5- 5.8
Asian 22 12 64.2 38.3-83.8 8 31.6 13.2-58.6 1 2.9 0.4-18.3 1 1.4 0.2- 9.4 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 32 14 37.7 19.4-60.3 9 28.4 12.8-51.8 5 14.7 5.5-34.1 2 2.2 0.4-10.1 2 17.0 3.2-55.8
Other Minorities 77 39 59.2 45.7-71.5 19 23.5 14.5-35.8 10 7.7 3.8-15.0 4 2.5 0.8- 7.3 5 7.0 2.6-17.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 81 49 64.2 51.6-75.1 18 22.7 14.1-34.4 8 6.5 3.0-13.5 2 1.3 0.3- 6.1 4 5.4 1.7-15.6
-English Speaking 66 41 65.5 51.6-77.1 16 24.6 14.8-37.9 6 6.7 2.8-15.3 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4 2 2.9 0.6-12.3
-Spanish Speaking 15 8 59.0 29.7-83.0 2 15.1 3.5-46.8 2 5.7 1.3-22.1 1 5.0 0.7-29.5 2 15.1 2.8-52.2
Non-Hispanic 3,083 1,764 54.7 52.4-57.0 932 30.9 28.8-33.1 229 8.4 7.2- 9.8 88 3.1 2.4- 4.1 70 2.8 2.1- 3.7
AGE
18-24 129 48 41.0 31.1-51.7 44 36.0 26.5-46.7 18 11.8 6.9-19.3 10 6.7 3.3-13.2 9 4.6 2.1- 9.4
25-34 474 217 47.4 42.1-52.8 162 32.0 27.4-37.0 55 12.2 9.1-16.2 19 3.7 2.1- 6.3 21 4.7 2.8- 7.9
35-44 725 355 49.4 45.1-53.7 245 34.5 30.5-38.7 71 9.5 7.3-12.2 28 3.2 2.0- 5.0 26 3.5 2.2- 5.5
45-54 739 419 58.0 53.8-62.2 224 28.7 25.1-32.7 62 8.4 6.2-11.1 21 2.8 1.7- 4.6 13 2.1 1.1- 3.9
55-64 600 401 69.0 64.6-73.2 165 26.4 22.5-30.8 20 2.4 1.5- 3.9 10 1.4 0.6- 3.0 4 0.7 0.2- 1.9
65-74 283 211 76.5 70.4-81.6 64 21.4 16.4-27.4 6 1.3 0.5- 3.0 2 0.8 0.2- 3.3 0 0.0 . - .
75+ 195 154 76.7 68.7-83.2 35 20.6 14.4-28.5 5 2.3 0.9- 6.2 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.4 0.1- 2.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 129 60 44.1 32.4-56.5 33 27.1 17.5-39.5 16 8.9 5.1-15.2 9 5.7 2.7-11.6 11 14.2 7.1-26.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 648 357 48.9 43.9-54.0 177 28.9 24.4-33.9 66 13.4 10.2-17.5 23 4.2 2.6- 6.9 25 4.5 2.9- 7.1
Some Post-H.S. 944 513 53.0 48.7-57.2 294 31.1 27.2-35.2 81 9.4 7.2-12.1 33 4.0 2.5- 6.2 23 2.6 1.6- 4.2
College Graduate 1,447 887 60.4 57.3-63.5 446 31.4 28.5-34.4 74 5.3 4.0- 7.1 25 1.7 1.0- 2.9 15 1.2 0.6- 2.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 188 102 52.3 42.4-62.0 49 26.0 18.1-35.7 17 8.5 4.8-14.8 10 5.4 2.6-11.2 10 7.7 3.1-17.9
$15,000- 24,999 325 173 51.2 44.0-58.4 98 28.5 22.8-35.0 27 12.1 7.4-19.0 12 3.2 1.7- 6.1 15 5.0 2.7- 9.1
$25,000- 34,999 321 170 49.5 42.0-57.1 96 28.3 21.9-35.8 25 8.2 5.1-12.9 18 8.0 4.3-14.3 12 5.9 3.1-11.1
$35,000- 49,999 513 285 52.7 47.1-58.2 162 33.7 28.6-39.2 43 9.1 6.3-12.9 14 2.5 1.4- 4.5 9 2.0 1.0- 4.0
$50,000-74,999 534 304 53.4 47.7-59.0 156 30.9 25.7-36.6 47 10.9 7.7-15.3 17 3.1 1.8- 5.3 10 1.8 0.9- 3.4
$75,000+ 940 546 57.2 53.4-60.9 308 32.9 29.4-36.5 62 7.0 5.3- 9.3 13 1.4 0.7- 3.1 11 1.5 0.7- 2.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 826 490 57.1 52.5-61.5 226 27.0 23.2-31.3 55 8.1 5.7-11.2 27 3.5 2.1- 5.6 28 4.4 2.8- 6.8
No 2,271 1,292 54.6 52.0-57.2 702 31.9 29.4-34.4 171 8.0 6.7- 9.6 60 3.0 2.1- 4.1 46 2.5 1.8- 3.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 87 41 44.0 31.7-57.1 26 28.4 17.8-42.0 11 14.6 7.1-27.5 5 8.1 2.1-26.3 4 4.9 1.7-13.3
Non-Veteran 3,084 1,778 55.5 53.2-57.8 925 30.7 28.6-32.9 226 8.1 6.9- 9.5 85 2.9 2.2- 3.8 70 2.8 2.1- 3.7

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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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