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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-MALES

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?

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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 5,972 1,813 25.5 24.0-27.2 1,661 24.7 23.2-26.3 965 15.3 14.1-16.6 504 9.2 8.1-10.4 1,029 25.2 23.3-27.3
-MALES 2,819 595 18.1 16.1-20.3 655 19.6 17.7-21.7 559 18.1 16.3-20.2 238 8.5 7.1-10.0 772 35.7 32.9-38.6
RACE
White 2,353 499 17.4 15.4-19.5 541 19.3 17.3-21.4 488 19.8 17.7-22.1 196 8.6 7.2-10.3 629 35.0 32.1-37.9
African American 278 50 17.4 10.9-26.8 77 24.3 18.2-31.7 48 15.7 10.7-22.4 23 6.6 3.9-11.0 80 35.9 27.6-45.2
Other Minorities 182 45 23.7 16.3-33.1 35 15.4 9.9-23.3 22 10.7 6.4-17.4 19 10.1 5.6-17.6 61 40.0 28.9-52.3
AGE
18-24 89 10 15.8 7.5-30.3 14 13.1 6.8-23.7 9 7.9 3.7-16.3 8 6.2 2.8-13.2 48 57.0 43.3-69.6
25-34 333 40 12.6 8.9-17.6 53 14.8 10.8-19.9 56 16.1 12.0-21.2 30 9.0 5.8-13.7 154 47.5 41.0-54.1
35-44 533 80 14.6 11.3-18.7 106 18.6 15.0-22.8 96 18.9 15.0-23.5 42 8.6 6.0-12.0 209 39.4 34.4-44.6
45-54 600 114 19.5 15.7-24.0 119 18.0 14.6-22.0 128 21.9 17.9-26.6 51 7.9 5.7-11.0 188 32.6 27.9-37.5
55-64 631 139 20.3 16.8-24.3 175 29.2 24.9-33.8 132 21.3 17.6-25.5 66 11.6 8.6-15.3 119 17.7 14.4-21.6
65-74 417 124 27.4 22.7-32.8 116 29.1 24.2-34.6 96 23.5 19.0-28.5 35 8.7 6.0-12.5 46 11.3 8.0-15.6
75+ 207 83 45.7 37.8-53.9 70 32.0 25.1-39.8 42 17.7 12.7-24.2 5 1.9 0.8- 4.7 7 2.7 1.2- 5.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 223 55 20.4 14.2-28.4 45 17.2 11.2-25.6 30 10.9 6.4-17.9 16 6.3 3.1-12.6 77 45.1 35.4-55.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 664 141 18.0 13.2-24.0 113 13.6 10.5-17.6 98 12.8 9.7-16.6 55 9.2 6.4-13.0 257 46.4 39.8-53.1
Some Post-H.S. 659 123 15.3 12.1-19.2 161 21.7 17.5-26.6 138 19.6 15.7-24.3 51 6.6 4.5- 9.5 186 36.8 31.2-42.7
College Graduate 1,267 272 19.1 16.4-22.1 335 22.8 20.1-25.8 293 22.5 19.6-25.7 115 9.5 7.6-11.9 252 26.1 22.8-29.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 134 26 11.5 6.4-19.8 17 10.4 4.6-21.8 18 11.4 5.8-21.3 17 16.2 8.8-27.8 56 50.5 37.9-63.1
$15,000- 24,999 297 72 24.6 16.4-35.3 64 15.9 10.8-22.9 41 8.8 5.6-13.4 24 6.5 3.5-11.6 96 44.2 33.0-55.9
$25,000- 34,999 247 54 14.2 9.8-20.2 49 17.3 11.8-24.6 50 15.7 10.7-22.5 18 9.0 4.6-16.8 76 43.8 33.8-54.4
$35,000- 49,999 395 106 21.4 16.8-26.9 80 19.9 14.9-26.1 67 17.1 12.5-23.0 38 9.9 6.4-14.9 104 31.7 25.3-38.8
$50,000-74,999 530 111 20.6 16.1-26.1 131 22.0 17.3-27.6 115 19.5 15.6-24.0 40 7.3 4.8-10.8 133 30.6 25.3-36.5
$75,000+ 1,030 174 14.7 12.0-17.8 260 21.0 18.1-24.2 240 22.8 19.5-26.5 85 7.7 5.9-10.0 271 33.7 29.7-38.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 802 208 20.0 16.7-23.9 189 21.4 17.8-25.6 156 17.4 14.0-21.4 62 8.4 5.9-11.8 187 32.7 27.4-38.5
No 1,946 372 17.3 14.8-20.1 451 19.2 16.9-21.6 396 18.6 16.3-21.0 169 8.5 7.0-10.3 558 36.5 33.1-40.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,039 259 21.6 18.4-25.2 281 25.2 21.5-29.4 199 17.0 14.2-20.1 95 9.4 7.2-12.1 205 26.8 22.4-31.8
Non-Veteran 1,778 336 16.7 14.2-19.5 373 17.4 15.2-19.8 360 18.6 16.2-21.2 142 8.1 6.5-10.0 567 39.2 35.7-42.8

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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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