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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-WHITES

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,593 11,187 96.1 95.5-96.6 406 3.9 3.4- 4.5
GENDER
Male 4,264 4,092 95.7 94.7-96.5 172 4.3 3.5- 5.3
Female 7,329 7,095 96.5 95.8-97.0 234 3.5 3.0- 4.2
AGE
18-24 335 319 94.9 91.0-97.2 16 5.1 2.8- 9.0
25-34 1,124 1,084 95.7 93.7-97.1 40 4.3 2.9- 6.3
35-44 1,899 1,818 95.8 94.6-96.8 81 4.2 3.2- 5.4
45-54 2,311 2,194 95.2 94.1-96.1 117 4.8 3.9- 5.9
55-64 2,444 2,370 96.9 96.0-97.6 74 3.1 2.4- 4.0
65-74 1,894 1,843 97.4 96.5-98.1 51 2.6 1.9- 3.5
75+ 1,517 1,493 98.1 97.0-98.9 24 1.9 1.1- 3.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,391 1,364 97.1 94.8-98.4 27 2.9 1.6- 5.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,397 3,294 95.8 94.5-96.8 103 4.2 3.2- 5.5
Some Post-H.S. 2,977 2,859 96.1 94.9-97.0 118 3.9 3.0- 5.1
College Graduate 3,806 3,649 96.1 95.2-96.8 157 3.9 3.2- 4.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,083 1,059 97.6 95.5-98.7 24 2.4 1.3- 4.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,607 1,561 95.7 93.0-97.3 46 4.3 2.7- 7.0
$25,000- 34,999 1,332 1,286 96.8 95.4-97.7 46 3.2 2.3- 4.6
$35,000- 49,999 1,713 1,649 96.4 95.2-97.3 64 3.6 2.7- 4.8
$50,000-74,999 1,686 1,612 94.6 92.7-96.0 74 5.4 4.0- 7.3
$75,000+ 2,515 2,396 95.7 94.7-96.5 119 4.3 3.5- 5.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,226 4,096 95.7 94.5-96.7 130 4.3 3.3- 5.5
No 7,101 6,832 96.3 95.6-96.9 269 3.7 3.1- 4.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,842 1,755 94.6 93.1-95.9 87 5.4 4.1- 6.9
Non-Veteran 9,746 9,427 96.4 95.7-96.9 319 3.6 3.1- 4.3

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

^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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