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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-FEMALES

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%)
North Carolina 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
-FEMALES 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 2,730 40 1.3 0.9- 1.9 822 34.0 31.3-36.8 872 31.4 29.0-33.9 745 26.4 23.9-29.1 251 6.9 5.9- 8.0
African American 374 4 0.6 0.2- 1.8 184 49.1 41.9-56.3 99 27.0 20.6-34.4 69 19.5 14.5-25.6 18 3.8 2.2- 6.6
Other Minorities 132 8 3.2 1.4- 7.2 63 50.7 38.6-62.8 38 29.2 19.5-41.4 21 15.6 9.0-25.8 2 1.2 0.3- 5.1
AGE
18-24 95 2 0.9 0.2- 3.8 43 44.0 31.2-57.6 33 33.5 22.6-46.4 16 21.2 10.9-37.1 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4
25-34 374 3 0.3 0.1- 1.0 171 47.9 41.5-54.3 111 26.4 21.4-32.1 78 22.5 17.4-28.5 11 2.9 1.5- 5.7
35-44 640 5 0.7 0.3- 1.7 250 39.4 34.8-44.2 207 33.3 28.8-38.1 157 23.5 19.8-27.7 21 3.1 1.9- 5.1
45-54 798 13 1.7 0.8- 3.6 250 32.7 28.7-37.0 260 30.8 27.0-34.8 220 27.9 24.2-31.9 55 6.9 5.1- 9.5
55-64 658 10 1.7 0.8- 3.4 205 31.8 27.6-36.4 190 29.0 24.9-33.5 185 27.8 23.8-32.2 68 9.6 7.4-12.4
65-74 422 14 3.6 2.0- 6.6 103 23.4 18.9-28.5 128 31.2 26.2-36.8 112 26.3 21.6-31.6 65 15.5 11.8-19.9
75+ 236 5 2.5 0.9- 6.8 46 20.7 15.1-27.7 76 32.5 25.8-40.1 61 24.2 18.3-31.2 48 20.1 14.8-26.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 115 3 2.4 0.7- 8.2 48 34.4 23.6-47.0 37 38.8 25.7-53.7 17 16.9 8.3-31.5 10 7.6 3.7-14.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 647 19 1.8 1.1- 3.0 241 41.4 35.1-47.9 199 30.3 24.9-36.3 132 20.4 15.2-26.7 56 6.2 4.5- 8.5
Some Post-H.S. 972 21 2.0 1.1- 3.5 360 42.1 37.6-46.7 284 28.7 24.9-32.8 218 19.9 16.6-23.6 89 7.4 5.6- 9.6
College Graduate 1,505 9 0.5 0.2- 1.0 422 31.9 28.4-35.5 490 31.4 28.3-34.7 469 31.0 27.6-34.5 115 5.3 4.2- 6.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 149 9 4.0 1.8- 8.5 52 50.3 34.9-65.7 47 24.7 15.9-36.3 30 15.6 9.2-25.1 11 5.4 2.6-11.1
$15,000- 24,999 337 9 1.5 0.7- 3.2 132 45.5 37.3-54.1 101 31.3 24.0-39.5 69 16.8 11.9-23.1 26 5.0 3.0- 8.1
$25,000- 34,999 288 6 1.8 0.7- 4.4 114 43.8 35.6-52.5 91 28.2 21.5-36.1 51 18.2 12.9-25.0 26 8.0 4.8-13.1
$35,000- 49,999 521 12 3.0 1.4- 6.0 172 34.7 28.7-41.2 161 34.8 28.8-41.4 135 21.6 17.4-26.4 41 6.0 4.2- 8.5
$50,000-74,999 567 4 0.5 0.2- 1.4 193 39.4 34.0-45.0 175 29.6 24.9-34.7 155 25.3 20.7-30.5 40 5.3 3.7- 7.4
$75,000+ 1,026 4 0.2 0.1- 0.8 296 32.7 28.6-37.0 332 29.7 26.1-33.6 306 30.9 26.5-35.7 88 6.5 4.9- 8.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 868 19 1.4 0.8- 2.4 302 38.1 33.3-43.1 261 28.9 24.9-33.2 192 24.0 19.2-29.7 94 7.6 5.9- 9.7
No 2,306 31 1.2 0.8- 1.9 746 36.6 33.7-39.7 730 31.4 28.7-34.2 628 25.0 22.5-27.6 171 5.8 4.8- 7.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 91 2 1.8 0.4- 6.9 38 38.7 27.1-51.8 27 32.7 21.7-45.9 21 25.0 14.1-40.2 3 1.9 0.5- 6.7
Non-Veteran 3,151 50 1.3 0.9- 1.8 1,035 37.0 34.4-39.6 983 30.6 28.3-33.0 815 24.9 22.6-27.3 268 6.3 5.4- 7.3

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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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