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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, have you had at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage, or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,769 6,305 44.3 43.0-45.5 9,464 55.7 54.5-57.0
GENDER
Male 5,968 2,990 52.3 50.3-54.3 2,978 47.7 45.7-49.7
Female 9,801 3,315 36.7 35.3-38.2 6,486 63.3 61.8-64.7
RACE
White 12,244 5,258 47.6 46.2-48.9 6,986 52.4 51.1-53.8
African American 2,381 691 36.3 33.3-39.5 1,690 63.7 60.5-66.7
Asian 106 49 52.0 38.8-64.9 57 48.0 35.1-61.2
Native American 319 80 34.2 26.7-42.5 239 65.8 57.5-73.3
Other Minorities 656 210 35.0 29.3-41.2 446 65.0 58.8-70.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 633 190 34.5 28.7-41.0 443 65.5 59.0-71.3
-English Speaking 236 91 50.2 38.1-62.2 145 49.8 37.8-61.9
-Spanish Speaking 397 99 29.1 22.9-36.1 298 70.9 63.9-77.1
Non-Hispanic 15,086 6,105 45.1 43.9-46.4 8,981 54.9 53.6-56.1
AGE
18-24 471 191 43.5 37.6-49.7 280 56.5 50.3-62.4
25-34 1,507 723 49.5 46.3-52.8 784 50.5 47.2-53.7
35-44 2,448 1,200 50.0 47.4-52.5 1,248 50.0 47.5-52.6
45-54 3,072 1,459 49.1 46.8-51.4 1,613 50.9 48.6-53.2
55-64 3,371 1,345 41.4 39.3-43.5 2,026 58.6 56.5-60.7
65-74 2,727 881 33.7 31.6-36.0 1,846 66.3 64.0-68.4
75+ 2,067 472 24.0 21.8-26.4 1,595 76.0 73.6-78.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,256 386 24.9 21.6-28.4 1,870 75.1 71.6-78.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,636 1,385 36.4 33.9-38.9 3,251 63.6 61.1-66.1
Some Post-H.S. 4,094 1,692 43.7 41.4-46.1 2,402 56.3 53.9-58.6
College Graduate 4,745 2,832 62.0 60.1-63.8 1,913 38.0 36.2-39.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,778 307 23.9 20.2-28.0 1,471 76.1 72.0-79.8
$15,000- 24,999 2,524 677 33.8 30.2-37.6 1,847 66.2 62.4-69.8
$25,000- 34,999 1,677 563 37.7 34.0-41.6 1,114 62.3 58.4-66.0
$35,000- 49,999 2,189 938 43.2 40.2-46.2 1,251 56.8 53.8-59.8
$50,000-74,999 2,238 1,127 50.4 47.4-53.4 1,111 49.6 46.6-52.6
$75,000+ 3,229 2,096 65.4 63.0-67.7 1,133 34.6 32.3-37.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,876 1,755 34.5 32.6-36.5 4,121 65.5 63.5-67.4
No 9,469 4,381 48.9 47.3-50.4 5,088 51.1 49.6-52.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,380 1,196 54.1 51.1-57.0 1,184 45.9 43.0-48.9
Non-Veteran 13,382 5,107 42.7 41.3-44.0 8,275 57.3 56.0-58.7

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^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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