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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Heavy Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,525 14,957 96.1 95.6-96.6 568 3.9 3.4- 4.4
GENDER
Male 5,833 5,582 95.8 94.9-96.5 251 4.2 3.5- 5.1
Female 9,692 9,375 96.4 95.7-97.0 317 3.6 3.0- 4.3
RACE
White 12,062 11,582 95.8 95.2-96.4 480 4.2 3.6- 4.8
African American 2,344 2,290 96.3 94.5-97.5 54 3.7 2.5- 5.5
Asian 102 99 98.1 93.3-99.5 3 1.9 0.5- 6.7
Native American 316 303 92.6 86.2-96.1 13 7.4 3.9-13.8
Other Minorities 643 627 98.6 97.4-99.2 16 1.4 0.8- 2.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 615 602 99.1 98.2-99.5 13 0.9 0.5- 1.8
-English Speaking 230 221 97.9 95.3-99.1 9 2.1 0.9- 4.7
-Spanish Speaking 385 381 99.4 98.5-99.8 4 0.6 0.2- 1.5
Non-Hispanic 14,866 14,312 95.9 95.3-96.4 554 4.1 3.6- 4.7
AGE
18-24 463 438 94.1 90.3-96.5 25 5.9 3.5- 9.7
25-34 1,484 1,431 95.8 94.1-97.0 53 4.2 3.0- 5.9
35-44 2,421 2,325 96.5 95.6-97.3 96 3.5 2.7- 4.4
45-54 3,014 2,862 95.9 95.0-96.6 152 4.1 3.4- 5.0
55-64 3,325 3,187 96.1 95.2-96.8 138 3.9 3.2- 4.8
65-74 2,687 2,612 97.0 96.1-97.7 75 3.0 2.3- 3.9
75+ 2,031 2,004 98.6 97.9-99.1 27 1.4 0.9- 2.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,212 2,153 97.1 95.8-98.0 59 2.9 2.0- 4.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,567 4,418 96.0 95.0-96.9 149 4.0 3.1- 5.0
Some Post-H.S. 4,025 3,887 96.3 95.1-97.3 138 3.7 2.7- 4.9
College Graduate 4,685 4,463 95.5 94.4-96.4 222 4.5 3.6- 5.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,755 1,719 97.4 95.3-98.6 36 2.6 1.4- 4.7
$15,000- 24,999 2,483 2,401 96.6 95.3-97.5 82 3.4 2.5- 4.7
$25,000- 34,999 1,650 1,596 95.6 93.2-97.1 54 4.4 2.9- 6.8
$35,000- 49,999 2,166 2,079 96.4 95.0-97.3 87 3.6 2.7- 5.0
$50,000-74,999 2,213 2,109 96.1 94.9-97.0 104 3.9 3.0- 5.1
$75,000+ 3,189 3,027 95.0 93.5-96.1 162 5.0 3.9- 6.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,794 5,629 96.8 96.0-97.5 165 3.2 2.5- 4.0
No 9,342 8,959 95.8 95.1-96.5 383 4.2 3.5- 4.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,329 2,239 96.4 95.2-97.2 90 3.6 2.8- 4.8
Non-Veteran 13,189 12,711 96.1 95.5-96.6 478 3.9 3.4- 4.5

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*Heavy drinkers--adult men having more than two drinks per day OR adult women having more than one drink per day.

^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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