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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICANS

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,525 14,957 96.1 95.6-96.6 568 3.9 3.4- 4.4
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 2,344 2,290 96.3 94.5-97.5 54 3.7 2.5- 5.5
GENDER
Males 706 686 95.2 91.8-97.2 20 4.8 2.8- 8.2
Females 1,638 1,604 97.2 95.0-98.4 34 2.8 1.6- 5.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 25 25 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 2,308 2,254 96.2 94.4-97.5 54 3.8 2.5- 5.6
AGE
18-24 81 78 91.5 76.6-97.3 3 8.5 2.7-23.4
25-34 269 259 93.8 88.0-96.9 10 6.2 3.1-12.0
35-44 411 402 97.4 94.3-98.9 9 2.6 1.1- 5.7
45-54 519 504 97.2 94.8-98.5 15 2.8 1.5- 5.2
55-64 456 444 97.0 94.5-98.4 12 3.0 1.6- 5.5
65-74 346 343 99.3 96.3-99.9 3 0.7 0.1- 3.7
75+ 240 239 99.8 98.4- 100 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 439 428 97.0 94.1-98.5 11 3.0 1.5- 5.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 818 797 95.2 91.4-97.3 21 4.8 2.7- 8.6
Some Post-H.S. 575 565 95.6 90.2-98.0 10 4.4 2.0- 9.8
College Graduate 506 494 98.5 96.9-99.3 12 1.5 0.7- 3.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 426 416 94.7 85.9-98.1 10 5.3 1.9-14.1
$15,000- 24,999 501 489 96.6 92.6-98.5 12 3.4 1.5- 7.4
$25,000- 34,999 294 287 96.0 90.9-98.3 7 4.0 1.7- 9.1
$35,000- 49,999 319 313 98.0 93.7-99.4 6 2.0 0.6- 6.3
$50,000-74,999 251 244 97.0 89.5-99.2 7 3.0 0.8-10.5
$75,000+ 239 233 96.1 90.6-98.5 6 3.9 1.5- 9.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 937 921 97.2 94.3-98.6 16 2.8 1.4- 5.7
No 1,310 1,276 95.8 93.1-97.4 34 4.2 2.6- 6.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 283 277 97.1 92.7-98.9 6 2.9 1.1- 7.3
Non-Veteran 2,061 2,013 96.1 94.1-97.5 48 3.9 2.5- 5.9

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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 or MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

^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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