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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-FEMALES

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%)
North Carolina 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
-FEMALES 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 2,695 1,580 55.0 52.1-57.8 789 28.8 26.3-31.4 197 9.0 7.4-10.9 64 3.4 2.4- 4.7 65 3.9 2.7- 5.5
African American 375 215 51.1 43.9-58.4 104 31.8 25.3-39.0 34 8.1 4.9-13.1 11 3.8 1.6- 8.7 11 5.2 1.9-13.5
Other Minorities 125 68 58.0 45.6-69.5 33 18.1 11.7-26.9 11 10.1 4.6-20.4 5 5.7 1.8-16.1 8 8.2 3.2-19.4
AGE
18-24 94 30 35.4 23.1-50.1 27 25.3 15.4-38.6 17 14.1 8.0-23.7 5 7.4 3.0-17.2 15 17.8 9.8-30.0
25-34 370 153 40.2 34.1-46.6 128 35.2 29.2-41.6 45 12.8 9.0-18.0 18 5.5 3.2- 9.3 26 6.3 3.9- 9.9
35-44 634 326 56.8 52.0-61.5 205 27.7 23.8-32.0 66 9.6 7.0-13.1 18 3.5 2.1- 5.7 19 2.4 1.4- 4.2
45-54 781 445 58.9 54.5-63.1 242 30.6 26.7-34.8 57 6.6 4.8- 9.0 23 2.5 1.5- 4.2 14 1.4 0.7- 2.6
55-64 655 411 62.8 58.1-67.2 185 27.7 23.7-32.1 40 6.8 4.6- 9.9 11 1.5 0.8- 2.9 8 1.2 0.5- 2.9
65-74 409 303 75.7 70.7-80.2 90 19.9 15.9-24.6 10 2.9 1.4- 5.9 5 1.4 0.5- 3.7 1 0.1 0.0- 0.4
75+ 239 192 80.2 73.4-85.6 41 17.4 12.3-24.1 6 2.4 1.0- 5.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 111 62 48.6 34.7-62.8 21 14.1 7.5-24.8 12 13.6 5.3-30.7 6 8.2 2.4-24.3 10 15.5 7.2-30.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 632 345 50.4 43.8-56.9 181 25.9 21.2-31.2 61 11.4 7.9-16.0 26 5.9 3.5-10.0 19 6.4 3.1-12.7
Some Post-H.S. 954 537 50.5 46.0-55.1 283 30.3 26.2-34.6 79 10.4 7.7-13.9 24 3.6 2.0- 6.3 31 5.2 3.2- 8.4
College Graduate 1,503 922 59.6 55.9-63.1 443 30.3 26.9-33.9 90 6.4 5.0- 8.3 24 2.0 1.2- 3.2 24 1.7 0.9- 3.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 141 65 52.0 36.2-67.4 43 25.7 16.3-38.0 17 9.0 5.0-16.0 5 2.2 0.8- 5.9 11 11.0 4.4-25.1
$15,000- 24,999 332 167 41.9 34.0-50.2 103 31.0 23.8-39.3 28 8.8 5.4-14.0 14 5.6 2.5-12.3 20 12.6 7.2-21.2
$25,000- 34,999 286 183 57.5 48.8-65.7 60 21.9 15.6-29.9 24 11.4 6.9-18.1 11 7.1 3.2-14.9 8 2.2 1.0- 4.7
$35,000- 49,999 507 287 50.1 43.6-56.5 147 29.1 23.6-35.2 40 13.0 8.1-20.4 16 4.3 2.4- 7.7 17 3.5 2.0- 6.1
$50,000-74,999 562 300 52.6 46.9-58.3 185 30.5 25.6-35.9 54 11.3 8.0-15.6 11 2.3 1.1- 4.7 12 3.3 1.5- 7.1
$75,000+ 1,021 622 58.5 54.0-63.0 309 30.7 26.6-35.2 64 7.0 5.1- 9.6 16 2.3 1.2- 4.3 10 1.5 0.6- 3.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 846 509 56.3 51.1-61.3 222 26.0 21.9-30.5 58 7.0 5.0- 9.7 22 3.0 1.6- 5.3 35 7.8 4.9-12.0
No 2,291 1,327 54.5 51.5-57.6 684 29.3 26.6-32.1 178 9.4 7.7-11.4 55 3.5 2.5- 5.0 47 3.3 2.1- 5.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 94 60 64.2 50.2-76.2 22 25.2 14.4-40.4 8 7.0 3.2-14.8 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9 3 3.1 0.9-10.6
Non-Veteran 3,109 1,809 54.3 51.6-56.9 906 28.8 26.5-31.2 234 9.0 7.5-10.7 79 3.6 2.7- 4.9 81 4.3 3.1- 6.0

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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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