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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have 5 or more drinks on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,076 4,729 70.1 68.1-72.1 506 11.9 10.6-13.5 284 5.6 4.7- 6.7 392 9.0 7.7-10.6 165 3.3 2.6- 4.1
GENDER
Male 2,879 2,068 63.8 60.9-66.6 265 13.2 11.3-15.4 163 6.7 5.4- 8.3 247 11.5 9.4-13.9 136 4.8 3.7- 6.2
Female 3,197 2,661 78.5 75.9-80.9 241 10.3 8.4-12.5 121 4.2 3.2- 5.6 145 5.8 4.6- 7.3 29 1.2 0.7- 2.0
RACE
White 5,100 3,978 70.6 68.6-72.6 424 12.5 10.9-14.2 243 5.4 4.6- 6.3 321 8.6 7.3-10.0 134 2.9 2.3- 3.8
African American 650 510 70.2 63.9-75.8 46 8.2 5.3-12.4 29 8.1 4.5-14.0 49 9.7 6.8-13.8 16 3.8 1.9- 7.4
Asian 48 45 92.0 74.3-97.9 1 4.9 0.7-27.6 1 1.8 0.3-12.1 1 1.2 0.2- 8.4 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 73 51 59.0 42.2-73.9 9 12.4 5.5-25.7 1 0.6 0.1- 4.4 4 11.4 3.2-33.2 8 16.6 7.5-32.8
Other Minorities 191 133 60.8 48.0-72.2 26 16.0 9.9-24.8 9 4.7 2.3- 9.5 17 14.6 5.6-33.1 6 3.9 1.0-13.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 171 128 64.3 50.1-76.4 21 14.0 8.1-23.1 10 4.8 2.3- 9.5 9 13.5 4.3-34.9 3 3.4 0.7-15.6
-English Speaking 86 69 64.9 37.2-85.2 9 9.8 3.8-22.7 3 2.9 0.8-10.5 3 21.0 4.2-61.4 2 1.5 0.3- 6.3
-Spanish Speaking 85 59 63.9 49.2-76.4 12 17.1 8.9-30.4 7 6.1 2.6-13.5 6 8.1 2.6-22.3 1 4.8 0.7-26.9
Non-Hispanic 5,897 4,594 70.4 68.5-72.3 485 11.8 10.4-13.4 274 5.7 4.8- 6.8 382 8.8 7.6-10.1 162 3.3 2.6- 4.1
AGE
18-24 179 95 45.7 36.3-55.5 32 20.4 13.6-29.5 16 8.6 4.3-16.6 27 19.8 12.2-30.4 9 5.4 2.5-11.3
25-34 704 438 58.9 54.1-63.5 121 18.6 15.0-22.7 47 6.6 4.6- 9.3 76 12.0 9.2-15.6 22 3.9 2.2- 6.8
35-44 1,176 830 69.6 66.1-72.9 142 12.8 10.5-15.6 86 6.6 5.1- 8.5 79 7.7 5.8-10.1 39 3.3 2.3- 4.7
45-54 1,397 1,042 73.6 70.5-76.5 118 9.7 7.8-12.1 81 6.0 4.6- 7.8 107 7.9 6.2-10.0 49 2.7 1.9- 3.9
55-64 1,300 1,088 83.9 81.3-86.2 66 5.1 3.8- 7.0 39 3.1 2.1- 4.4 73 4.7 3.6- 6.2 34 3.2 2.1- 4.7
65-74 838 767 91.0 88.4-93.0 19 2.1 1.3- 3.5 14 1.9 1.0- 3.5 26 3.7 2.4- 5.7 12 1.3 0.7- 2.5
75+ 452 440 97.6 95.3-98.8 7 1.0 0.4- 2.3 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9 4 1.1 0.3- 3.6 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 347 234 57.6 49.1-65.6 32 11.6 7.3-18.1 16 5.4 3.0- 9.4 39 15.7 10.0-23.9 26 9.6 5.2-17.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,308 929 60.5 55.5-65.3 104 13.5 10.2-17.7 81 7.6 5.1-11.0 128 12.8 9.3-17.4 66 5.6 4.0- 7.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,628 1,272 70.5 66.7-74.0 147 11.8 9.5-14.5 75 5.6 4.2- 7.5 94 9.5 7.0-12.7 40 2.6 1.5- 4.4
College Graduate 2,784 2,286 77.3 74.8-79.6 222 11.2 9.4-13.4 112 4.6 3.6- 5.9 131 5.5 4.4- 7.0 33 1.3 0.8- 1.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 275 180 51.0 40.9-61.0 38 23.4 14.7-35.0 15 7.2 3.8-13.4 28 12.1 6.7-21.1 14 6.3 2.3-16.0
$15,000- 24,999 632 456 61.9 53.8-69.4 58 13.1 8.6-19.4 39 5.4 3.7- 8.0 47 13.3 7.2-23.0 32 6.3 3.6-10.9
$25,000- 34,999 538 409 64.9 57.1-71.9 37 11.3 7.4-16.7 27 7.9 3.6-16.8 48 12.6 8.3-18.8 17 3.3 1.7- 6.4
$35,000- 49,999 906 715 73.4 68.6-77.7 67 9.0 6.3-12.5 42 4.9 3.3- 7.1 57 9.2 6.5-13.0 25 3.6 2.0- 6.4
$50,000-74,999 1,108 867 73.2 69.1-76.8 101 12.0 9.4-15.0 47 4.1 2.8- 6.1 65 8.1 5.8-11.3 28 2.6 1.7- 4.1
$75,000+ 2,066 1,624 72.5 69.4-75.4 182 12.5 10.2-15.2 98 6.1 4.8- 7.8 123 6.6 5.1- 8.4 39 2.3 1.5- 3.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,670 1,331 71.4 67.5-75.0 116 10.5 8.3-13.2 61 5.5 3.5- 8.7 106 8.6 6.4-11.3 56 4.1 2.8- 5.8
No 4,274 3,305 69.8 67.4-72.1 376 12.5 10.8-14.4 214 5.4 4.5- 6.5 277 9.3 7.7-11.2 102 2.9 2.2- 4.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,152 915 73.1 68.5-77.3 71 7.9 5.8-10.6 55 7.3 4.5-11.7 77 8.9 6.5-12.1 34 2.8 1.8- 4.4
Non-Veteran 4,922 3,813 69.5 67.3-71.7 434 12.8 11.2-14.6 229 5.3 4.4- 6.3 315 9.1 7.6-10.9 131 3.4 2.6- 4.3

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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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