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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-FEMALES

Heavy Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,525 14,957 96.1 95.6-96.6 568 3.9 3.4- 4.4
-FEMALES 9,692 9,375 96.4 95.7-97.0 317 3.6 3.0- 4.3
RACE
White 7,410 7,138 96.0 95.1-96.7 272 4.0 3.3- 4.9
African American 1,638 1,604 97.2 95.0-98.4 34 2.8 1.6- 5.0
Other Minorities 607 596 98.0 95.8-99.1 11 2.0 0.9- 4.2
AGE
18-24 267 254 93.7 87.2-97.0 13 6.3 3.0-12.8
25-34 937 909 96.8 95.0-98.0 28 3.2 2.0- 5.0
35-44 1,481 1,434 97.4 96.4-98.1 47 2.6 1.9- 3.6
45-54 1,849 1,751 95.0 93.7-96.1 98 5.0 3.9- 6.3
55-64 1,990 1,916 96.3 95.1-97.2 74 3.7 2.8- 4.9
65-74 1,720 1,682 97.6 96.6-98.4 38 2.4 1.6- 3.4
75+ 1,372 1,355 98.6 97.6-99.2 17 1.4 0.8- 2.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,349 1,333 98.2 96.3-99.1 16 1.8 0.9- 3.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,843 2,777 96.7 95.2-97.8 66 3.3 2.2- 4.8
Some Post-H.S. 2,694 2,611 97.0 96.0-97.7 83 3.0 2.3- 4.0
College Graduate 2,783 2,631 94.8 93.1-96.2 152 5.2 3.8- 6.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,241 1,226 98.7 97.6-99.3 15 1.3 0.7- 2.4
$15,000- 24,999 1,608 1,567 97.2 95.6-98.2 41 2.8 1.8- 4.4
$25,000- 34,999 1,020 1,000 97.6 95.8-98.7 20 2.4 1.3- 4.2
$35,000- 49,999 1,291 1,238 96.7 95.4-97.6 53 3.3 2.4- 4.6
$50,000-74,999 1,265 1,198 95.9 94.5-97.0 67 4.1 3.0- 5.5
$75,000+ 1,709 1,615 94.2 91.7-96.0 94 5.8 4.0- 8.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,674 3,579 96.7 95.6-97.6 95 3.3 2.4- 4.4
No 5,784 5,569 96.2 95.2-97.0 215 3.8 3.0- 4.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 205 197 97.5 94.6-98.8 8 2.5 1.2- 5.4
Non-Veteran 9,487 9,178 96.4 95.7-97.0 309 3.6 3.0- 4.3

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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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