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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-FEMALES

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%)
North Carolina 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
-FEMALES 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 2,699 2,242 78.4 75.5-81.1 208 11.0 8.8-13.7 106 3.8 2.9- 4.9 119 5.7 4.4- 7.2 24 1.2 0.6- 2.2
African American 367 308 77.7 69.7-84.1 20 5.7 3.4- 9.5 13 7.0 3.0-15.4 21 8.1 4.4-14.4 5 1.5 0.5- 4.5
Other Minorities 123 103 81.6 68.8-89.9 13 12.1 5.5-24.5 2 4.1 0.9-16.4 5 2.2 0.8- 6.3 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-24 91 54 49.9 36.7-63.2 20 29.8 17.9-45.2 5 6.8 2.2-19.1 9 9.4 4.4-18.9 3 4.1 1.2-13.3
25-34 370 259 68.6 62.3-74.4 45 12.2 8.6-17.2 26 7.3 4.4-11.9 36 10.8 7.4-15.4 4 1.1 0.3- 3.3
35-44 634 503 81.5 77.4-85.0 67 9.4 7.1-12.4 36 4.0 2.8- 5.9 22 4.2 2.2- 7.8 6 0.9 0.4- 2.0
45-54 780 625 82.1 78.6-85.0 60 7.6 5.6-10.3 34 3.7 2.6- 5.3 47 5.3 3.8- 7.5 14 1.3 0.7- 2.5
55-64 650 571 88.6 85.4-91.1 34 5.1 3.5- 7.3 17 2.3 1.3- 3.9 26 3.8 2.4- 6.1 2 0.3 0.1- 1.1
65-74 409 391 95.2 92.0-97.1 10 2.6 1.3- 5.3 3 0.7 0.2- 2.4 5 1.5 0.6- 3.9 0 0.0 . - .
75+ 242 238 98.9 96.9-99.6 4 1.1 0.4- 3.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 112 87 69.3 53.2-81.7 7 4.9 2.1-10.9 4 2.6 0.9- 7.4 10 14.7 5.7-32.7 4 8.6 2.5-25.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 630 515 72.6 65.3-78.9 41 12.0 7.1-19.6 30 5.7 2.9-10.8 35 7.6 4.7-11.8 9 2.1 0.8- 5.5
Some Post-H.S. 951 794 78.6 74.1-82.5 75 11.0 8.0-14.9 35 4.3 2.6- 6.9 41 5.7 3.8- 8.5 6 0.5 0.2- 1.2
College Graduate 1,501 1,262 81.9 78.4-84.9 118 9.5 7.0-12.7 52 3.7 2.5- 5.4 59 4.4 3.1- 6.2 10 0.5 0.3- 1.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 137 101 58.7 39.7-75.4 17 27.7 11.6-52.8 6 4.4 1.8-10.6 11 8.5 4.1-16.7 2 0.7 0.2- 3.0
$15,000- 24,999 325 247 67.7 58.8-75.6 32 13.2 7.8-21.6 20 6.1 3.6-10.4 18 8.5 4.4-15.6 8 4.4 1.7-10.9
$25,000- 34,999 283 237 78.8 70.4-85.3 17 10.4 5.8-17.7 7 1.6 0.7- 3.6 21 9.0 4.9-16.0 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9
$35,000- 49,999 505 424 80.4 74.0-85.6 35 7.4 4.3-12.4 23 4.5 2.7- 7.5 18 6.6 3.4-12.4 5 1.1 0.4- 2.9
$50,000-74,999 568 470 79.8 74.3-84.3 49 10.1 7.1-14.1 19 4.0 1.9- 8.1 25 5.5 3.1- 9.6 5 0.6 0.3- 1.6
$75,000+ 1,021 856 81.4 77.0-85.1 80 10.6 7.4-15.0 37 3.4 2.2- 5.4 42 4.0 2.7- 6.0 6 0.5 0.2- 1.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 849 710 78.0 73.3-82.0 55 8.8 6.3-12.2 30 4.3 2.8- 6.7 41 5.4 3.5- 8.3 13 3.5 1.6- 7.3
No 2,289 1,904 78.7 75.6-81.6 180 10.8 8.5-13.7 88 3.9 2.8- 5.5 102 6.0 4.6- 7.9 15 0.5 0.3- 0.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 91 75 83.0 66.5-92.3 4 1.6 0.6- 4.4 6 11.2 3.4-31.1 5 3.4 1.2- 9.0 1 0.9 0.1- 5.9
Non-Veteran 3,106 2,586 78.4 75.7-80.8 237 10.5 8.6-12.8 115 4.0 3.0- 5.4 140 5.9 4.7- 7.4 28 1.2 0.7- 2.0

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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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