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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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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%)
TOTAL 5,972 1,813 25.5 24.0-27.2 1,661 24.7 23.2-26.3 965 15.3 14.1-16.6 504 9.2 8.1-10.4 1,029 25.2 23.3-27.3
GENDER
Male 2,819 595 18.1 16.1-20.3 655 19.6 17.7-21.7 559 18.1 16.3-20.2 238 8.5 7.1-10.0 772 35.7 32.9-38.6
Female 3,153 1,218 35.4 33.0-37.8 1,006 31.4 29.1-33.8 406 11.6 10.2-13.1 266 10.2 8.5-12.2 257 11.4 9.5-13.7
RACE
White 5,019 1,513 25.6 24.0-27.3 1,393 24.5 22.9-26.2 837 16.3 14.9-17.8 431 9.4 8.2-10.8 845 24.1 22.2-26.2
African American 639 202 24.7 19.8-30.3 190 28.2 23.5-33.4 90 12.8 9.6-16.9 48 8.3 5.8-11.9 109 26.0 20.5-32.5
Asian 47 23 52.5 33.7-70.6 13 22.0 10.9-39.5 5 14.4 5.2-34.0 4 4.8 1.6-13.5 2 6.2 1.2-26.1
Native American 70 17 23.5 12.0-40.8 20 22.6 12.9-36.6 8 9.2 4.0-19.6 5 2.2 0.7- 6.2 20 42.6 27.3-59.3
Other Minorities 183 53 21.6 14.8-30.4 40 19.3 12.5-28.6 23 9.7 5.7-16.1 16 11.2 6.2-19.6 51 38.2 26.5-51.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 166 53 25.6 17.7-35.6 36 18.6 11.8-27.9 27 11.4 6.8-18.6 11 8.9 4.3-17.5 39 35.5 23.2-50.2
-English Speaking 86 31 29.3 16.3-47.0 17 17.8 8.3-34.0 19 15.1 7.6-27.9 4 2.9 0.7-10.6 15 34.9 14.5-62.8
-Spanish Speaking 80 22 22.7 13.6-35.4 19 19.1 10.9-31.5 8 8.6 3.6-19.2 7 13.5 6.1-27.3 24 36.1 23.2-51.3
Non-Hispanic 5,799 1,759 25.6 24.0-27.2 1,622 25.0 23.5-26.6 937 15.5 14.3-16.9 492 9.2 8.1-10.4 989 24.7 22.8-26.6
AGE
18-24 181 32 18.5 11.7-28.1 36 16.2 10.8-23.6 21 8.5 5.0-14.1 17 10.0 5.6-17.2 75 46.8 37.0-56.7
25-34 697 145 18.3 15.0-22.0 160 21.6 18.1-25.6 101 13.9 11.1-17.3 66 9.6 7.1-12.9 225 36.6 32.1-41.4
35-44 1,159 289 23.9 21.0-27.1 305 24.1 21.3-27.3 185 16.3 13.7-19.2 109 9.7 7.7-12.2 271 26.0 22.8-29.4
45-54 1,370 388 27.3 24.4-30.4 373 25.8 23.0-28.8 223 17.0 14.5-19.8 134 9.4 7.7-11.6 252 20.4 17.7-23.5
55-64 1,275 404 29.4 26.5-32.5 384 30.8 27.7-34.0 218 17.7 15.2-20.5 120 10.2 8.3-12.7 149 11.9 9.8-14.3
65-74 818 327 37.4 33.6-41.5 242 29.4 25.8-33.3 150 19.3 16.3-22.8 51 6.9 5.1- 9.4 48 6.9 4.9- 9.6
75+ 444 215 50.1 44.5-55.6 155 35.0 29.9-40.5 61 12.4 9.4-16.3 6 1.1 0.5- 2.6 7 1.3 0.6- 2.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 329 106 24.8 18.9-31.8 64 17.7 12.4-24.6 42 10.3 6.6-15.7 23 7.6 4.1-13.7 94 39.7 31.5-48.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,275 396 24.7 20.8-29.0 298 19.0 16.2-22.2 161 11.6 9.3-14.4 103 9.6 7.3-12.4 317 35.1 30.2-40.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,606 482 23.9 21.3-26.7 473 27.7 24.6-31.0 255 15.4 13.0-18.1 135 8.5 6.7-10.7 261 24.6 21.1-28.3
College Graduate 2,753 822 27.0 24.8-29.4 825 27.2 25.1-29.5 507 18.2 16.3-20.2 242 9.7 8.1-11.6 357 17.9 15.8-20.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 270 75 21.2 13.2-32.0 50 15.4 9.9-23.0 35 10.0 5.9-16.5 29 12.9 7.7-20.8 81 40.5 30.9-50.9
$15,000- 24,999 616 198 28.2 22.2-35.2 148 20.3 15.8-25.8 80 9.3 6.8-12.6 51 8.4 5.6-12.5 139 33.7 26.1-42.3
$25,000- 34,999 525 186 23.4 19.2-28.3 127 22.3 17.4-28.2 73 12.4 9.1-16.7 42 10.2 6.7-15.4 97 31.6 24.5-39.7
$35,000- 49,999 897 291 27.5 23.7-31.6 258 26.7 22.7-31.2 126 14.5 11.5-18.1 77 9.9 7.0-13.7 145 21.4 17.5-25.9
$50,000-74,999 1,088 311 26.4 23.0-30.2 317 26.2 22.7-30.0 192 17.0 14.2-20.2 84 8.7 6.5-11.5 184 21.7 18.2-25.6
$75,000+ 2,046 539 22.8 20.5-25.4 595 25.8 23.4-28.3 392 18.7 16.5-21.2 185 8.9 7.1-11.0 335 23.7 20.9-26.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,635 570 28.2 25.3-31.2 425 23.8 21.0-26.8 258 14.4 12.2-16.9 124 8.6 6.8-10.9 258 25.0 21.2-29.3
No 4,212 1,211 24.8 22.9-26.8 1,200 24.9 23.2-26.8 698 15.8 14.3-17.4 365 9.3 8.0-10.8 738 25.1 22.9-27.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,131 304 23.2 20.0-26.6 301 25.1 21.6-29.0 208 16.7 14.1-19.7 100 8.8 6.8-11.4 218 26.2 21.9-30.9
Non-Veteran 4,839 1,509 26.0 24.3-27.9 1,359 24.6 23.0-26.3 757 15.0 13.6-16.5 403 9.3 8.0-10.7 811 25.1 22.9-27.3

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*This question 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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