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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-WHITES

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 4,788 2,392 45.5 43.5-47.4 1,486 31.6 29.8-33.4 481 11.1 9.9-12.4 190 4.3 3.6- 5.2 239 7.5 6.3- 8.9
GENDER
Male 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
Female 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
AGE
18-24 157 54 34.0 25.3-43.8 47 30.1 22.2-39.3 20 12.0 7.2-19.3 14 6.3 3.4-11.3 22 17.7 10.9-27.3
25-34 574 221 36.8 32.1-41.8 192 32.9 28.4-37.8 70 11.8 9.1-15.2 42 7.3 5.1-10.4 49 11.1 8.1-15.0
35-44 1,031 416 39.5 36.0-43.2 345 34.1 30.7-37.7 140 13.8 11.5-16.5 56 4.9 3.6- 6.7 74 7.6 5.9- 9.7
45-54 1,126 526 45.7 42.2-49.4 370 32.4 29.1-35.8 138 13.5 10.9-16.4 38 2.8 1.9- 4.0 54 5.7 4.2- 7.6
55-64 982 575 59.3 55.5-63.0 284 28.2 25.0-31.8 62 6.6 4.9- 8.9 31 3.2 2.1- 4.8 30 2.7 1.8- 3.9
65-74 539 328 62.0 57.1-66.6 159 30.3 25.9-35.1 36 5.2 3.5- 7.5 7 1.0 0.5- 2.2 9 1.6 0.8- 3.2
75+ 352 256 70.0 64.0-75.4 78 24.7 19.7-30.5 15 4.8 2.7- 8.4 2 0.3 0.1- 1.3 1 0.2 0.0- 1.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 184 75 31.4 22.5-42.0 51 31.6 21.5-43.8 21 12.2 6.4-21.9 9 2.1 1.0- 4.5 28 22.7 13.7-35.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,037 472 38.6 34.6-42.7 293 28.8 25.0-32.8 120 12.4 9.9-15.4 60 6.6 4.8- 9.0 92 13.7 10.5-17.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,279 605 43.0 39.0-47.0 386 30.1 26.6-33.8 151 13.7 11.1-16.8 64 5.3 3.9- 7.3 73 7.9 5.7-10.8
College Graduate 2,281 1,236 51.7 49.1-54.3 755 33.9 31.5-36.4 188 8.8 7.5-10.4 57 2.9 2.1- 4.1 45 2.6 1.9- 3.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 176 79 39.4 29.6-50.2 49 31.3 21.0-44.0 22 13.0 7.3-22.2 10 8.5 3.5-19.0 16 7.7 3.8-15.0
$15,000- 24,999 389 189 42.2 34.8-50.0 95 18.3 13.9-23.8 39 12.4 8.0-18.9 27 5.9 3.7- 9.4 39 21.1 13.7-30.9
$25,000- 34,999 452 221 44.5 37.8-51.5 136 29.4 23.7-35.9 40 11.1 6.8-17.6 27 7.1 4.2-11.7 28 7.9 5.0-12.3
$35,000- 49,999 749 360 41.2 36.5-46.1 232 34.7 30.0-39.7 80 11.3 8.5-14.9 30 3.7 2.4- 5.6 47 9.1 6.3-13.1
$50,000-74,999 874 414 43.1 38.6-47.7 292 34.9 30.6-39.4 96 11.8 9.4-14.9 32 3.7 2.5- 5.5 40 6.5 4.4- 9.6
$75,000+ 1,664 824 47.1 44.2-50.1 567 33.7 30.9-36.6 172 11.3 9.5-13.3 51 3.6 2.5- 5.1 50 4.3 3.1- 6.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,296 679 47.8 43.8-51.7 356 25.9 22.8-29.4 122 10.8 8.5-13.7 61 5.1 3.6- 7.0 78 10.4 7.6-14.2
No 3,393 1,673 45.0 42.8-47.3 1,095 33.5 31.4-35.7 346 11.0 9.7-12.5 124 4.2 3.3- 5.2 155 6.3 5.1- 7.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 890 386 40.2 36.3-44.3 273 29.6 26.0-33.4 115 14.8 11.9-18.3 45 5.9 4.0- 8.5 71 9.5 7.2-12.5
Non-Veteran 3,896 2,004 46.5 44.4-48.7 1,213 32.0 30.0-34.1 366 10.3 9.1-11.8 145 4.0 3.3- 5.0 168 7.1 5.7- 8.7

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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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