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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-AFRICAN AMERICANS

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have 5 or more drinks on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,076 4,729 70.1 68.1-72.1 506 11.9 10.6-13.5 284 5.6 4.7- 6.7 392 9.0 7.7-10.6 165 3.3 2.6- 4.1
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 650 510 70.2 63.9-75.8 46 8.2 5.3-12.4 29 8.1 4.5-14.0 49 9.7 6.8-13.8 16 3.8 1.9- 7.4
GENDER
Males 283 202 64.8 55.6-73.0 26 10.0 5.7-17.0 16 8.9 4.1-18.3 28 11.0 6.9-16.9 11 5.4 2.4-11.5
Females 367 308 77.7 69.7-84.1 20 5.7 3.4- 9.5 13 7.0 3.0-15.4 21 8.1 4.4-14.4 5 1.5 0.5- 4.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 3 3 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 647 507 70.0 63.7-75.7 46 8.2 5.4-12.5 29 8.1 4.5-14.1 49 9.8 6.8-13.9 16 3.8 1.9- 7.4
AGE
18-24 30 20 57.6 33.4-78.7 1 1.1 0.2- 8.0 4 22.1 6.8-52.5 4 12.5 4.4-30.9 1 6.6 0.9-34.8
25-34 111 75 59.1 45.8-71.1 8 9.7 3.0-27.2 8 9.5 4.1-20.6 16 16.5 9.3-27.4 4 5.2 1.8-13.8
35-44 157 127 75.6 64.9-83.8 15 10.5 5.7-18.7 8 3.9 1.9- 8.0 6 8.2 3.2-19.1 1 1.8 0.3-11.8
45-54 168 127 72.3 62.3-80.5 15 12.7 6.8-22.3 8 7.0 3.1-14.8 12 5.4 2.8-10.1 6 2.6 1.1- 6.2
55-64 120 100 85.1 76.8-90.7 6 3.8 1.6- 9.1 1 0.6 0.1- 3.9 10 6.7 3.4-12.7 3 3.8 1.2-11.4
65-74 42 39 88.1 69.1-96.1 1 3.2 0.5-19.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 4.3 0.6-24.9 1 4.3 0.6-24.9
75+ 17 17 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 56 39 52.9 34.1-71.0 6 19.4 7.6-41.5 3 6.2 1.7-20.4 5 15.7 4.2-44.5 3 5.7 1.7-17.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 207 141 60.3 48.4-71.1 13 7.8 3.1-18.2 15 12.4 5.2-26.8 29 14.2 8.8-22.2 9 5.3 2.4-11.1
Some Post-H.S. 181 140 66.7 55.7-76.2 19 9.5 5.6-15.8 9 9.6 4.6-18.9 11 9.7 4.9-18.6 2 4.5 0.8-20.9
College Graduate 205 189 91.8 84.8-95.7 8 4.8 1.9-11.4 2 1.0 0.2- 4.1 4 2.0 0.5- 8.1 2 0.5 0.1- 2.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 67 51 60.6 40.7-77.5 6 11.4 4.2-27.3 2 1.9 0.4- 8.1 4 8.6 2.5-25.5 4 17.5 5.1-45.7
$15,000- 24,999 126 89 64.4 48.7-77.6 10 13.7 4.9-32.8 9 5.8 2.7-12.0 15 13.5 6.6-25.6 3 2.5 0.6- 9.8
$25,000- 34,999 86 60 54.3 35.1-72.3 8 11.2 4.6-24.7 5 20.8 5.8-52.6 10 9.4 4.0-20.5 3 4.4 1.0-16.9
$35,000- 49,999 101 80 73.7 59.0-84.5 5 3.0 1.0- 8.6 4 4.2 1.1-14.5 10 15.2 6.9-30.3 2 3.8 0.7-17.6
$50,000-74,999 101 83 74.5 59.7-85.2 9 11.5 5.0-24.3 3 3.8 1.1-12.4 4 8.2 2.3-25.7 2 2.0 0.5- 8.2
$75,000+ 119 104 82.0 70.0-89.9 6 2.6 1.1- 6.0 4 8.2 3.0-20.4 5 7.2 2.8-17.3 0 0.0 . - .
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 189 151 66.7 52.6-78.3 12 8.8 4.4-16.8 7 10.5 2.8-32.4 17 12.5 6.4-22.9 2 1.6 0.3- 7.3
No 436 342 71.5 64.2-77.8 32 8.0 4.6-13.6 20 7.2 4.0-12.7 32 9.2 5.9-13.9 10 4.1 1.8- 9.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 130 101 66.9 50.3-80.2 8 4.2 1.6-10.5 8 17.4 6.4-39.5 12 9.2 4.4-18.5 1 2.2 0.3-14.2
Non-Veteran 520 409 71.1 64.4-77.0 38 9.3 5.8-14.4 21 5.6 3.0-10.3 37 9.9 6.5-14.7 15 4.2 2.0- 8.5

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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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