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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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 AMERICAN 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
AGE
18-24 16 4 14.4 4.5-37.4 8 46.2 19.8-75.0 1 2.8 0.4-18.3 1 11.3 1.6-50.4 2 25.3 5.2-67.6
25-34 75 32 46.7 32.4-61.6 27 36.7 24.0-51.5 9 5.5 2.7-11.0 3 5.4 1.6-16.8 4 5.7 1.8-16.0
35-44 93 50 52.9 39.3-66.0 28 27.8 17.6-40.9 11 16.2 6.9-33.5 3 2.7 0.7- 9.3 1 0.5 0.1- 3.3
45-54 92 61 61.7 46.8-74.7 21 30.7 18.4-46.7 6 5.0 2.0-11.9 2 0.9 0.2- 3.6 2 1.6 0.4- 6.5
55-64 65 45 70.2 56.1-81.4 12 17.3 9.5-29.6 6 10.1 3.9-24.1 1 0.6 0.1- 4.4 1 1.7 0.2-10.9
65-74 19 12 68.8 41.2-87.5 5 26.5 9.4-55.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 3.5 0.5-21.8 1 1.2 0.2- 8.2
75+ 11 9 79.9 43.5-95.4 1 13.8 2.0-56.0 1 6.3 0.8-34.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 34 18 32.8 15.7-56.2 7 20.0 7.1-45.1 5 26.6 7.3-62.6 3 18.6 4.1-54.8 1 2.0 0.3-13.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 97 51 44.9 31.6-59.0 21 22.1 13.0-34.9 15 11.6 6.6-19.8 4 5.2 1.4-17.1 6 16.1 4.9-41.8
Some Post-H.S. 110 58 41.8 30.3-54.2 36 46.4 33.7-59.7 11 7.2 3.7-13.7 2 1.8 0.4- 7.5 3 2.8 0.8- 9.2
College Graduate 133 87 69.2 58.4-78.2 40 28.7 19.9-39.5 3 1.4 0.4- 5.2 2 0.6 0.1- 2.4 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 43 22 61.7 44.3-76.5 10 16.4 8.2-29.9 8 15.4 7.2-30.1 2 1.6 0.4- 6.5 1 4.9 0.7-27.4
$15,000- 24,999 80 38 47.4 32.3-63.0 22 29.3 17.4-44.9 9 8.3 4.0-16.6 5 5.4 2.0-14.0 6 9.6 3.8-22.3
$25,000- 34,999 54 29 42.9 27.5-59.9 17 41.8 25.1-60.6 5 7.9 3.0-19.3 2 6.4 1.1-29.1 1 1.1 0.1- 7.3
$35,000- 49,999 50 31 52.0 31.6-71.8 12 23.6 11.5-42.5 7 24.3 7.8-55.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
$50,000-74,999 59 36 58.3 41.4-73.4 20 38.6 23.8-55.7 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3 1 2.7 0.4-16.9 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2
$75,000+ 56 41 64.2 45.1-79.6 12 31.3 16.4-51.3 3 4.5 1.4-13.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 98 60 56.0 42.0-69.1 22 27.0 15.5-42.6 10 9.1 4.3-18.0 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4 5 7.6 2.5-20.9
No 264 152 51.0 42.4-59.6 78 33.6 26.0-42.2 20 7.6 3.9-14.2 9 3.2 1.4- 7.1 5 4.6 1.1-17.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 25 16 56.4 30.6-79.2 6 33.4 12.7-63.4 2 5.5 1.3-20.8 0 0.0 . - . 1 4.6 0.6-27.0
Non-Veteran 350 199 50.7 43.1-58.3 98 31.6 25.0-39.0 32 8.4 5.0-13.7 11 4.1 1.7- 9.4 10 5.2 1.8-14.4

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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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