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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage?*

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,173 84 1.1 0.8- 1.6 1,703 28.9 27.2-30.7 1,900 32.5 30.7-34.4 1,856 30.0 28.3-31.8 630 7.4 6.7- 8.3
GENDER
Male 2,931 32 1.0 0.6- 1.8 630 22.8 20.6-25.2 890 33.9 31.2-36.8 1,020 33.9 31.4-36.4 359 8.4 7.3- 9.6
Female 3,242 52 1.3 0.9- 1.8 1,073 37.0 34.5-39.6 1,010 30.6 28.4-33.0 836 24.9 22.7-27.2 271 6.2 5.3- 7.2
RACE
White 5,158 59 0.9 0.6- 1.2 1,312 26.6 24.8-28.4 1,580 31.6 29.8-33.4 1,635 32.5 30.7-34.5 572 8.4 7.6- 9.4
African American 668 9 1.0 0.4- 2.3 261 35.6 30.3-41.2 208 32.5 27.0-38.5 153 26.0 21.2-31.4 37 5.0 3.3- 7.5
Asian 46 0 0.0 . - . 22 42.1 25.1-61.2 12 37.3 19.6-59.3 11 18.5 9.0-34.5 1 2.0 0.3-13.2
Native American 79 5 2.4 0.8- 6.6 30 39.0 25.2-54.8 22 22.2 12.2-37.0 17 30.4 17.7-47.0 5 6.1 2.3-14.9
Other Minorities 209 11 4.3 1.6-10.7 72 35.7 26.4-46.2 76 44.7 33.5-56.4 37 12.8 8.1-19.6 13 2.6 1.4- 4.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 188 11 4.4 1.6-11.5 70 38.2 28.1-49.4 74 45.3 33.5-57.6 28 11.4 6.9-18.3 5 0.7 0.3- 2.1
-English Speaking 89 3 1.1 0.3- 3.6 33 37.6 21.6-56.9 33 46.6 26.3-68.0 15 12.8 6.1-24.8 5 2.0 0.7- 5.7
-Spanish Speaking 99 8 6.4 2.1-17.6 37 38.5 26.4-52.4 41 44.5 31.0-58.8 13 10.6 5.2-20.2 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 5,979 73 0.9 0.7- 1.2 1,631 28.3 26.6-30.0 1,823 31.6 29.9-33.5 1,827 31.3 29.5-33.1 625 7.9 7.1- 8.8
AGE
18-24 188 3 1.5 0.3- 6.5 70 32.6 24.5-41.8 74 42.6 33.1-52.7 37 21.0 14.1-30.1 4 2.3 0.7- 7.4
25-34 717 5 0.3 0.1- 0.8 260 36.3 32.0-40.9 238 31.8 27.7-36.3 182 27.3 23.2-31.8 32 4.2 2.8- 6.3
35-44 1,189 9 0.8 0.4- 1.8 374 29.1 26.0-32.4 383 33.8 30.4-37.4 380 32.9 29.6-36.4 43 3.3 2.3- 4.7
45-54 1,428 23 1.4 0.8- 2.4 376 25.7 22.8-28.7 456 31.3 28.3-34.5 453 33.8 30.6-37.0 120 7.8 6.3- 9.6
55-64 1,312 17 1.4 0.8- 2.6 344 26.4 23.5-29.5 361 27.6 24.6-30.8 414 32.0 29.0-35.3 176 12.5 10.6-14.8
65-74 861 17 1.8 1.0- 3.0 189 19.3 16.4-22.7 243 27.9 24.5-31.6 259 32.0 28.3-35.9 153 19.0 16.0-22.4
75+ 450 9 2.0 0.9- 4.5 84 20.5 16.3-25.5 136 30.2 25.3-35.5 123 24.8 20.5-29.6 98 22.6 18.2-27.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 369 12 4.0 1.6- 9.3 115 28.3 21.8-35.9 121 41.6 33.4-50.4 70 15.7 11.1-21.7 51 10.4 6.7-15.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,354 30 1.4 0.9- 2.2 406 31.4 27.3-35.8 409 32.2 27.7-37.1 356 27.2 23.4-31.4 153 7.7 6.2- 9.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,654 27 1.2 0.7- 2.0 530 34.4 31.1-37.9 500 29.9 26.8-33.2 442 28.0 24.8-31.4 155 6.4 5.3- 7.8
College Graduate 2,788 15 0.4 0.2- 0.7 649 24.2 22.0-26.5 868 32.5 30.1-35.0 987 35.6 33.2-38.1 269 7.3 6.3- 8.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 296 15 3.1 1.6- 5.9 86 37.6 28.1-48.2 98 33.0 24.9-42.3 66 20.2 13.6-28.8 31 6.1 3.8- 9.7
$15,000- 24,999 660 16 2.5 1.0- 6.3 210 35.0 28.5-42.1 210 36.0 28.6-44.1 152 18.9 14.5-24.3 72 7.5 5.3-10.6
$25,000- 34,999 548 9 1.1 0.5- 2.3 163 28.9 23.3-35.2 180 37.0 30.2-44.4 137 24.9 20.1-30.4 59 8.1 5.7-11.3
$35,000- 49,999 927 16 1.9 1.0- 3.5 279 30.7 26.5-35.4 281 33.1 28.7-37.7 258 27.1 23.2-31.4 93 7.2 5.7- 9.2
$50,000-74,999 1,114 10 0.7 0.3- 1.6 326 32.7 29.0-36.6 332 28.9 25.5-32.7 340 30.7 27.1-34.6 106 7.0 5.6- 8.7
$75,000+ 2,075 7 0.3 0.1- 0.6 479 23.4 20.9-26.0 630 31.5 28.8-34.4 752 37.3 34.3-40.4 207 7.6 6.3- 9.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,717 33 1.3 0.8- 2.0 506 31.9 28.6-35.4 527 31.6 28.2-35.1 435 25.5 22.4-28.9 216 9.7 7.9-11.8
No 4,309 49 1.1 0.7- 1.7 1,156 28.0 25.9-30.1 1,333 32.8 30.6-35.1 1,377 31.5 29.4-33.6 394 6.6 5.9- 7.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,173 14 0.9 0.5- 1.7 246 21.7 18.6-25.2 347 32.1 28.1-36.5 393 33.5 29.7-37.4 173 11.8 9.8-14.1
Non-Veteran 4,998 70 1.2 0.8- 1.7 1,457 30.4 28.4-32.4 1,552 32.6 30.5-34.7 1,462 29.3 27.4-31.3 457 6.6 5.8- 7.4

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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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