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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-AFRICAN AMERICANS

During the past 30 days, have you had at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage, or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,769 6,305 44.3 43.0-45.5 9,464 55.7 54.5-57.0
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 2,381 691 36.3 33.3-39.5 1,690 63.7 60.5-66.7
GENDER
Males 724 302 46.3 41.0-51.7 422 53.7 48.3-59.0
Females 1,657 389 28.0 24.8-31.4 1,268 72.0 68.6-75.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 25 3 23.1 6.4-57.0 22 76.9 43.0-93.6
Non-Hispanic 2,344 687 36.6 33.5-39.8 1,657 63.4 60.2-66.5
AGE
18-24 82 31 48.3 34.1-62.8 51 51.7 37.2-65.9
25-34 272 114 45.2 37.6-53.0 158 54.8 47.0-62.4
35-44 414 159 43.9 37.6-50.4 255 56.1 49.6-62.4
45-54 533 188 38.8 33.1-44.8 345 61.2 55.2-66.9
55-64 464 129 28.8 23.9-34.3 335 71.2 65.7-76.1
65-74 351 47 16.0 11.5-21.9 304 84.0 78.1-88.5
75+ 242 18 5.6 3.3- 9.3 224 94.4 90.7-96.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 444 63 19.0 13.5-25.9 381 81.0 74.1-86.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 834 224 37.9 32.3-43.9 610 62.1 56.1-67.7
Some Post-H.S. 584 194 36.9 31.6-42.6 390 63.1 57.4-68.4
College Graduate 513 209 44.2 38.1-50.4 304 55.8 49.6-61.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 433 79 25.2 18.9-32.7 354 74.8 67.3-81.1
$15,000- 24,999 508 133 34.4 27.1-42.5 375 65.6 57.5-72.9
$25,000- 34,999 303 94 38.4 29.6-48.0 209 61.6 52.0-70.4
$35,000- 49,999 322 106 35.5 28.6-43.1 216 64.5 56.9-71.4
$50,000-74,999 253 104 40.7 32.7-49.2 149 59.3 50.8-67.3
$75,000+ 242 120 53.6 45.1-61.8 122 46.4 38.2-54.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 948 205 27.5 22.8-32.6 743 72.5 67.4-77.2
No 1,330 454 41.2 37.1-45.4 876 58.8 54.6-62.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 294 137 49.1 40.8-57.5 157 50.9 42.5-59.2
Non-Veteran 2,087 554 34.0 30.8-37.4 1,533 66.0 62.6-69.2

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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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