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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-MALES

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 2,626 997 34.8 32.3-37.3 845 31.9 29.5-34.5 374 14.5 12.8-16.4 147 5.3 4.3- 6.5 263 13.5 11.6-15.6
RACE
White 2,125 833 36.7 33.9-39.5 694 32.3 29.7-35.1 294 13.9 12.1-16.0 120 5.5 4.3- 6.8 184 11.6 9.6-14.0
African American 280 102 32.7 26.1-40.0 99 37.1 29.3-45.6 48 17.6 12.8-23.7 14 4.1 2.2- 7.4 17 8.6 4.9-14.5
Asian 17 9 45.7 19.3-74.9 3 7.0 1.3-29.9 5 47.3 19.2-77.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 44 10 16.5 7.9-31.5 11 18.2 9.0-33.5 9 27.0 13.3-47.0 2 3.7 0.7-18.1 12 34.6 18.2-55.6
Other Minorities 149 36 22.9 15.3-32.7 37 29.0 19.9-40.3 16 8.7 4.8-15.2 10 6.8 3.3-13.6 50 32.6 24.2-42.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 142 36 22.8 15.2-32.8 36 31.5 21.8-43.0 15 8.0 4.3-14.6 11 7.2 3.5-14.1 44 30.4 22.1-40.3
-English Speaking 38 13 25.0 12.6-43.3 14 48.0 27.8-68.8 2 1.7 0.4- 7.7 3 5.2 1.5-16.6 6 20.1 8.0-42.2
-Spanish Speaking 104 23 22.4 13.9-34.1 22 28.1 17.7-41.5 13 9.3 4.8-17.2 8 7.6 3.4-16.0 38 32.5 23.0-43.8
Non-Hispanic 2,481 960 36.1 33.5-38.7 808 32.0 29.5-34.6 358 15.1 13.3-17.2 136 5.1 4.2- 6.3 219 11.7 9.8-13.8
AGE
18-24 100 25 25.5 16.5-37.4 29 32.0 21.9-44.1 13 12.8 6.9-22.6 7 4.9 2.1-11.0 26 24.7 16.1-36.0
25-34 358 84 25.1 20.1-30.8 110 30.6 25.2-36.5 58 14.5 10.9-19.1 34 8.5 5.7-12.3 72 21.3 16.8-26.8
35-44 539 164 32.0 27.4-36.9 174 32.7 28.0-37.8 92 16.4 13.1-20.3 40 6.5 4.6- 9.1 69 12.4 9.4-16.2
45-54 614 206 34.5 30.1-39.3 207 32.9 28.5-37.5 112 19.2 15.5-23.5 31 3.4 2.3- 5.1 58 10.0 7.5-13.3
55-64 516 247 50.8 45.5-56.1 159 29.7 25.2-34.6 58 11.0 8.2-14.8 24 4.2 2.6- 6.6 28 4.2 2.7- 6.6
65-74 319 154 50.8 44.5-57.2 117 37.9 31.9-44.3 31 7.3 4.9-10.9 7 1.2 0.6- 2.7 10 2.7 1.4- 5.2
75+ 172 112 63.4 54.7-71.3 47 29.0 21.8-37.4 10 6.8 3.4-13.2 3 0.8 0.3- 2.8 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 245 68 23.8 17.5-31.5 64 25.1 18.0-33.9 37 14.0 9.3-20.7 17 6.0 3.3-10.9 59 31.0 23.3-39.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 681 230 30.0 25.4-34.9 209 31.9 26.8-37.4 96 13.7 10.7-17.4 49 6.7 4.6- 9.6 97 17.7 13.8-22.5
Some Post-H.S. 599 200 30.2 25.0-35.9 184 29.9 25.1-35.2 101 19.0 14.7-24.1 41 6.0 4.1- 8.6 73 15.0 11.1-19.9
College Graduate 1,095 497 44.6 40.9-48.4 388 35.6 32.0-39.3 139 12.5 10.3-15.0 39 3.8 2.5- 5.6 32 3.6 2.4- 5.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 113 32 24.2 14.8-37.1 30 28.4 16.6-44.1 19 15.1 8.2-26.1 6 9.9 3.8-23.6 26 22.3 13.2-35.3
$15,000- 24,999 300 104 31.8 24.8-39.7 67 19.3 13.3-27.2 46 15.5 10.7-21.8 25 6.3 3.7-10.3 58 27.1 20.1-35.6
$25,000- 34,999 284 106 34.8 27.1-43.4 92 33.4 25.8-41.9 35 14.4 8.9-22.5 21 5.8 3.3-10.2 30 11.6 7.6-17.2
$35,000- 49,999 386 140 28.3 22.8-34.5 118 32.8 26.5-39.8 61 18.5 13.1-25.4 20 4.3 2.5- 7.1 47 16.1 11.3-22.5
$50,000-74,999 442 166 36.8 30.8-43.2 163 37.4 31.6-43.6 61 12.5 9.4-16.5 19 4.0 2.4- 6.7 33 9.3 6.1-13.9
$75,000+ 867 347 39.4 35.5-43.6 307 34.6 30.8-38.6 127 14.6 11.9-17.6 42 5.0 3.4- 7.3 44 6.4 4.5- 9.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 748 309 38.1 33.3-43.1 200 23.8 20.0-28.1 107 14.9 11.6-18.9 52 6.4 4.6- 8.9 80 16.8 12.7-21.8
No 1,807 668 34.1 31.2-37.1 621 35.0 32.0-38.2 252 13.8 11.8-16.0 92 5.1 3.9- 6.6 174 12.1 10.0-14.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 945 403 38.9 35.1-42.9 299 30.2 26.7-34.0 120 15.9 12.6-19.9 48 5.2 3.6- 7.4 75 9.7 7.4-12.7
Non-Veteran 1,676 592 33.3 30.3-36.4 544 32.6 29.5-35.8 253 14.0 12.0-16.2 99 5.4 4.2- 6.9 188 14.8 12.4-17.5

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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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