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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 2,853 1,066 31.8 29.4-34.3 924 30.4 28.0-32.8 406 15.2 13.3-17.4 154 6.7 5.4- 8.3 303 15.9 13.4-18.7
Female 3,203 1,869 54.6 52.0-57.2 928 28.7 26.4-31.1 242 8.9 7.5-10.6 80 3.5 2.6- 4.8 84 4.3 3.1- 5.9
RACE
White 5,078 2,494 42.8 40.8-44.7 1,572 30.7 28.9-32.6 532 12.3 11.0-13.8 184 5.0 4.1- 6.1 296 9.1 7.8-10.7
African American 657 301 38.2 32.7-44.1 201 30.5 25.7-35.8 81 14.9 10.4-20.8 35 7.4 4.9-11.0 39 9.0 5.8-13.6
Asian 47 32 66.9 45.8-82.8 8 12.2 5.4-25.2 4 7.8 2.1-25.3 1 1.2 0.2- 8.4 2 11.9 2.3-43.3
Native American 73 27 38.2 24.3-54.3 23 22.0 12.8-35.1 9 11.5 4.8-25.2 3 2.6 0.7- 9.2 11 25.7 13.4-43.6
Other Minorities 186 74 32.0 23.0-42.6 43 18.3 12.0-26.9 20 9.7 5.6-16.1 11 6.3 2.9-13.0 38 33.8 21.4-48.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 163 69 37.6 27.0-49.6 36 14.1 8.8-21.8 16 8.7 4.7-15.6 7 5.0 1.9-12.4 35 34.5 21.3-50.6
-English Speaking 84 38 43.8 25.4-64.1 22 16.5 8.4-29.8 10 9.2 4.1-19.1 4 3.4 1.0-11.4 10 27.1 8.2-60.7
-Spanish Speaking 79 31 33.0 21.0-47.8 14 12.4 6.3-23.0 6 8.4 3.4-19.5 3 6.2 1.8-19.2 25 40.0 24.6-57.7
Non-Hispanic 5,886 2,863 41.9 40.1-43.8 1,814 30.5 28.9-32.3 630 12.7 11.4-14.1 227 5.4 4.5- 6.4 352 9.5 8.2-10.9
AGE
18-24 182 50 27.8 19.7-37.7 42 19.7 13.5-27.8 25 12.3 7.3-20.0 12 7.1 3.8-12.9 53 33.1 24.1-43.5
25-34 698 233 31.0 26.9-35.4 231 31.5 27.4-35.9 101 14.9 11.7-18.8 48 7.9 5.6-10.9 85 14.7 11.4-18.9
35-44 1,172 465 38.4 35.0-41.9 379 30.0 26.9-33.3 170 15.8 13.1-18.8 61 6.7 4.9- 8.9 97 9.2 7.1-11.8
45-54 1,394 653 45.3 42.0-48.7 455 33.5 30.3-36.8 156 11.9 9.9-14.4 54 4.1 2.9- 5.7 76 5.2 4.0- 6.8
55-64 1,300 679 50.3 46.9-53.7 404 32.1 28.9-35.4 122 9.8 7.8-12.1 42 3.1 2.2- 4.5 53 4.7 3.5- 6.4
65-74 834 507 60.0 55.9-63.9 245 29.7 26.1-33.5 48 6.6 4.8- 9.0 15 2.0 1.1- 3.5 19 1.8 1.1- 3.0
75+ 446 332 76.3 71.6-80.5 86 17.9 14.2-22.3 23 4.6 2.9- 7.3 2 0.5 0.1- 2.0 3 0.7 0.2- 2.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 343 138 30.7 24.1-38.3 74 20.3 14.3-28.0 46 11.0 7.2-16.5 17 5.9 3.0-11.1 68 32.1 23.3-42.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,305 555 36.8 32.4-41.5 355 23.0 19.9-26.4 179 16.0 12.8-19.9 72 7.3 5.4- 9.9 144 16.8 12.8-21.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,617 761 39.7 36.4-43.1 515 31.4 28.3-34.8 180 13.6 11.2-16.5 67 5.9 4.1- 8.4 94 9.4 7.0-12.4
College Graduate 2,782 1,474 47.4 44.8-49.9 906 33.9 31.4-36.4 243 10.1 8.6-11.9 78 3.9 2.9- 5.0 81 4.8 3.5- 6.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 275 101 30.6 21.7-41.2 75 23.2 16.4-31.7 35 9.9 6.1-15.6 20 10.8 6.0-18.5 44 25.6 17.1-36.3
$15,000- 24,999 632 268 33.8 27.5-40.8 177 22.3 17.7-27.6 81 12.6 8.8-17.7 34 5.6 3.3- 9.2 72 25.7 17.9-35.4
$25,000- 34,999 538 277 39.9 33.8-46.4 127 23.5 18.5-29.3 60 15.4 9.8-23.4 27 7.4 4.6-11.8 47 13.8 9.0-20.5
$35,000- 49,999 903 444 42.6 38.1-47.3 266 29.7 25.6-34.1 100 13.3 10.1-17.4 37 6.2 3.9- 9.7 56 8.2 5.7-11.7
$50,000-74,999 1,098 505 41.9 38.0-45.9 361 30.2 26.7-33.9 135 15.0 12.3-18.2 34 5.0 3.0- 8.1 63 7.9 5.6-10.8
$75,000+ 2,063 1,007 43.2 40.3-46.2 708 35.2 32.3-38.2 200 11.2 9.4-13.4 67 4.1 3.0- 5.5 81 6.3 4.7- 8.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,666 834 41.7 38.2-45.3 484 30.2 27.0-33.6 159 10.9 8.4-14.1 67 5.6 4.0- 7.7 122 11.6 9.2-14.6
No 4,252 2,045 41.8 39.6-44.1 1,332 29.7 27.7-31.7 467 12.8 11.3-14.4 157 5.1 4.2- 6.4 251 10.6 8.7-12.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,142 533 43.0 39.0-47.1 342 29.4 25.8-33.3 139 13.9 10.6-18.1 56 6.2 4.3- 8.9 72 7.4 5.4-10.1
Non-Veteran 4,912 2,401 41.4 39.3-43.5 1,509 29.7 27.8-31.6 509 12.2 10.8-13.7 178 5.2 4.3- 6.3 315 11.6 9.7-13.7

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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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