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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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%)
North Carolina 6,056 2,935 41.7 39.8-43.5 1,852 29.6 28.0-31.4 648 12.5 11.2-13.9 234 5.4 4.5- 6.4 387 10.9 9.3-12.6
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 657 301 38.2 32.7-44.1 201 30.5 25.7-35.8 81 14.9 10.4-20.8 35 7.4 4.9-11.0 39 9.0 5.8-13.6
GENDER
Males 282 86 28.6 21.0-37.7 97 29.6 23.0-37.1 47 19.9 12.8-29.5 24 10.1 6.3-15.9 28 11.8 7.3-18.6
Females 375 215 51.1 43.9-58.4 104 31.8 25.3-39.0 34 8.1 4.9-13.1 11 3.8 1.6- 8.7 11 5.2 1.9-13.5
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 654 299 38.1 32.6-43.9 200 30.5 25.7-35.8 81 15.0 10.5-21.0 35 7.5 4.9-11.1 39 9.0 5.8-13.7
AGE
18-24 31 10 33.4 14.8-59.2 11 24.1 11.5-43.7 2 12.6 2.1-48.8 3 11.2 3.5-30.5 5 18.7 6.6-42.7
25-34 112 39 32.5 22.3-44.6 43 35.5 25.0-47.7 14 12.9 5.2-28.7 6 6.2 2.7-13.9 10 12.8 6.2-24.5
35-44 156 70 37.0 28.3-46.6 44 26.1 18.5-35.6 24 22.7 14.0-34.7 10 8.1 3.9-16.1 8 6.1 2.7-13.1
45-54 171 83 42.0 32.5-52.1 49 33.2 24.1-43.8 21 12.7 7.6-20.5 8 6.8 2.9-15.1 10 5.2 2.7-10.1
55-64 122 64 49.1 38.6-59.6 32 30.4 21.3-41.2 15 10.2 5.6-17.8 7 6.5 2.7-14.9 4 3.9 1.4-10.0
65-74 43 18 33.9 20.2-50.9 18 50.5 33.4-67.5 4 13.4 4.9-31.6 1 1.0 0.1- 7.0 2 1.2 0.3- 5.5
75+ 17 14 81.9 54.0-94.5 2 13.9 3.3-43.6 1 4.2 0.6-25.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 59 28 28.5 16.9-43.8 12 19.9 9.8-36.2 9 25.3 10.7-49.0 6 21.4 8.7-44.0 4 4.8 1.5-14.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 206 83 36.1 25.8-48.0 50 21.4 14.7-30.1 39 22.6 13.5-35.4 15 8.6 4.5-15.8 19 11.2 5.7-20.7
Some Post-H.S. 188 79 31.2 23.7-39.9 68 42.3 32.9-52.3 22 8.6 5.1-14.1 9 6.8 3.0-14.8 10 11.1 5.0-22.8
College Graduate 203 110 50.7 41.1-60.2 71 34.5 26.1-43.9 11 7.4 2.7-18.6 5 2.6 0.9- 7.2 6 4.9 1.8-12.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 71 31 34.4 21.4-50.2 14 14.3 6.5-28.4 12 12.8 6.4-24.0 9 22.4 10.4-41.7 5 16.2 4.5-44.1
$15,000- 24,999 128 50 36.8 22.7-53.5 38 28.6 18.5-41.3 19 16.0 6.8-33.1 8 4.0 1.6- 9.6 13 14.6 7.3-27.0
$25,000- 34,999 87 37 23.2 14.2-35.6 25 31.3 18.5-47.9 15 31.2 13.9-56.0 5 7.7 2.8-19.7 5 6.5 2.1-18.2
$35,000- 49,999 102 50 47.5 34.5-60.9 30 26.4 17.1-38.3 14 17.7 8.7-32.8 2 4.1 0.9-17.5 6 4.3 1.8- 9.8
$50,000-74,999 100 46 40.0 28.5-52.8 39 37.9 26.3-51.0 7 7.6 2.9-18.5 4 8.7 2.6-25.1 4 5.9 1.6-19.1
$75,000+ 118 63 44.2 33.2-55.9 36 34.3 23.7-46.8 12 13.1 5.9-26.6 3 2.0 0.6- 6.8 4 6.3 2.1-17.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 193 87 30.4 22.4-40.0 56 32.0 23.0-42.6 27 19.7 9.9-35.6 10 8.3 3.7-17.4 13 9.5 4.7-18.3
No 436 206 41.6 34.7-48.8 136 30.3 24.6-36.7 48 12.9 8.3-19.3 22 6.3 3.8-10.4 24 8.9 5.1-15.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 128 50 29.9 20.7-41.2 47 38.4 26.6-51.7 20 23.7 11.4-42.7 6 5.1 1.8-13.7 5 2.8 1.1- 7.0
Non-Veteran 529 251 40.4 34.1-47.0 154 28.5 23.4-34.2 61 12.6 8.5-18.3 29 8.0 5.1-12.3 34 10.5 6.7-16.3

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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 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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