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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-AFRICAN AMERICANS

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?

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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%)
North Carolina 5,972 1,813 25.5 24.0-27.2 1,661 24.7 23.2-26.3 965 15.3 14.1-16.6 504 9.2 8.1-10.4 1,029 25.2 23.3-27.3
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 639 202 24.7 19.8-30.3 190 28.2 23.5-33.4 90 12.8 9.6-16.9 48 8.3 5.8-11.9 109 26.0 20.5-32.5
GENDER
Males 278 50 17.4 10.9-26.8 77 24.3 18.2-31.7 48 15.7 10.7-22.4 23 6.6 3.9-11.0 80 35.9 27.6-45.2
Females 361 152 34.6 28.3-41.4 113 33.4 26.8-40.7 42 8.8 6.1-12.6 25 10.7 6.5-17.2 29 12.5 7.3-20.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 3 2 65.9 11.9-96.5 1 34.1 3.5-88.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 636 200 24.4 19.5-30.0 189 28.1 23.4-33.3 90 12.9 9.7-17.0 48 8.4 5.8-12.0 109 26.2 20.6-32.7
AGE
18-24 30 5 24.8 8.2-54.9 13 27.7 13.6-48.3 1 0.9 0.1- 6.3 3 7.5 2.1-23.0 8 39.1 18.7-64.1
25-34 107 26 20.2 12.2-31.3 31 28.6 18.7-41.0 15 8.9 4.9-15.5 4 3.0 0.9- 9.3 31 39.4 27.3-53.0
35-44 156 42 19.5 13.6-27.2 59 32.5 24.1-42.1 19 16.5 9.3-27.5 15 13.0 7.1-22.7 21 18.5 11.5-28.4
45-54 165 56 27.2 19.8-36.1 37 22.1 14.5-32.0 29 20.4 12.6-31.4 11 7.3 3.2-15.8 32 23.0 15.5-32.7
55-64 117 49 37.8 28.0-48.8 27 25.2 16.9-35.9 14 13.6 7.4-23.7 12 11.9 6.3-21.2 15 11.4 6.5-19.3
65-74 42 12 23.0 11.9-39.8 18 40.9 24.4-59.7 7 14.6 5.7-32.5 3 11.1 3.6-29.5 2 10.4 1.8-42.3
75+ 17 10 53.7 28.2-77.4 4 35.5 14.2-64.7 3 10.8 3.1-31.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 55 21 23.5 13.0-38.7 7 13.1 5.1-29.8 7 8.4 3.2-20.3 7 18.6 6.2-44.1 13 36.4 19.6-57.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 196 58 24.8 15.3-37.5 48 21.5 14.6-30.5 24 9.8 5.5-16.9 17 8.6 4.6-15.3 49 35.3 24.4-48.0
Some Post-H.S. 185 46 15.2 10.6-21.3 66 34.1 25.6-43.8 26 12.7 7.8-19.9 10 8.5 4.3-16.0 37 29.6 20.5-40.6
College Graduate 202 76 34.0 25.8-43.3 69 35.3 26.6-45.1 33 18.2 11.3-27.8 14 5.3 2.8- 9.8 10 7.2 3.4-14.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 66 25 27.9 16.3-43.4 11 11.0 5.1-22.1 8 7.2 2.8-17.1 9 18.4 7.9-37.0 13 35.5 18.8-56.8
$15,000- 24,999 122 37 31.2 17.2-49.9 30 22.6 13.6-35.0 16 10.0 5.4-17.8 10 5.1 2.3-10.9 29 31.1 18.4-47.6
$25,000- 34,999 83 27 16.9 9.8-27.6 22 21.4 11.7-35.7 8 8.0 3.3-17.9 7 11.3 4.6-25.1 19 42.5 24.4-62.8
$35,000- 49,999 101 31 21.8 14.1-32.1 28 27.9 17.5-41.5 21 22.9 13.1-36.8 4 6.9 1.6-24.9 17 20.6 11.7-33.5
$50,000-74,999 100 31 22.6 14.5-33.5 41 42.5 30.4-55.7 8 5.8 2.3-13.9 6 7.5 2.9-17.9 14 21.5 11.5-36.7
$75,000+ 118 37 25.7 17.6-36.0 42 33.8 23.4-46.1 18 18.7 10.4-31.2 7 3.9 1.7- 9.0 14 17.8 9.9-30.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 189 67 24.2 17.3-32.8 46 23.6 15.8-33.7 30 14.4 9.0-22.4 13 6.4 3.0-13.0 33 31.4 19.8-45.8
No 427 132 24.9 18.8-32.3 136 30.1 24.4-36.6 58 12.7 8.8-17.9 34 9.4 6.1-14.0 67 22.9 16.9-30.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 128 31 15.6 9.8-23.9 40 31.6 21.1-44.4 17 11.8 6.6-20.4 13 7.2 3.7-13.7 27 33.7 20.4-50.3
Non-Veteran 511 171 27.1 21.3-33.7 150 27.2 22.2-33.0 73 13.1 9.4-17.9 35 8.6 5.7-13.0 82 24.0 18.3-30.8

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*This question asked only of respondents who reported drinking at least one drink in the last month.

^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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