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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-MALES

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
-MALES 2,853 1,066 31.8 29.4-34.3 924 30.4 28.0-32.8 406 15.2 13.3-17.4 154 6.7 5.4- 8.3 303 15.9 13.4-18.7
RACE
White 2,383 914 32.5 30.1-35.1 783 32.4 29.9-35.0 335 15.1 13.2-17.3 120 6.4 5.0- 8.1 231 13.5 11.4-16.1
African American 282 86 28.6 21.0-37.7 97 29.6 23.0-37.1 47 19.9 12.8-29.5 24 10.1 6.3-15.9 28 11.8 7.3-18.6
Other Minorities 181 65 31.8 23.0-42.0 41 17.8 11.8-26.0 22 9.5 5.6-15.7 10 4.8 2.1-11.0 43 36.1 24.1-50.1
AGE
18-24 88 20 22.4 12.9-35.9 15 15.6 8.8-26.2 8 11.0 4.6-24.1 7 6.9 2.9-15.5 38 44.2 30.8-58.4
25-34 328 80 24.6 19.4-30.6 103 29.0 23.6-35.0 56 16.4 11.9-22.1 30 9.5 6.2-14.2 59 20.6 15.4-27.1
35-44 538 139 24.6 20.6-29.1 174 31.7 27.2-36.7 104 20.4 16.4-25.1 43 9.1 6.3-12.8 78 14.2 10.7-18.6
45-54 613 208 33.8 29.1-38.7 213 35.9 31.2-40.9 99 16.5 13.1-20.5 31 5.3 3.4- 8.2 62 8.5 6.4-11.4
55-64 645 268 41.0 36.4-45.7 219 35.3 30.8-40.1 82 12.0 9.2-15.5 31 4.4 2.8- 6.7 45 7.3 5.3-10.1
65-74 425 204 48.9 43.3-54.5 155 36.6 31.4-42.1 38 9.1 6.4-12.9 10 2.3 1.1- 4.9 18 3.1 1.9- 5.0
75+ 207 140 72.3 65.1-78.4 45 18.4 13.4-24.6 17 6.9 4.0-11.8 2 1.0 0.3- 4.1 3 1.4 0.4- 4.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 232 76 25.3 18.3-33.9 53 22.2 14.8-31.9 34 10.2 6.5-15.7 11 5.1 2.3-11.0 58 37.2 26.5-49.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 673 210 28.5 23.0-34.8 174 21.2 17.3-25.8 118 18.8 14.2-24.5 46 8.2 5.6-11.8 125 23.2 17.4-30.2
Some Post-H.S. 663 224 28.9 24.5-33.7 232 32.6 27.9-37.8 101 16.8 12.9-21.6 43 8.2 5.1-12.8 63 13.5 9.5-18.8
College Graduate 1,279 552 37.0 33.7-40.5 463 36.9 33.5-40.5 153 13.2 10.8-16.1 54 5.4 3.9- 7.5 57 7.4 5.3-10.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 134 36 18.5 11.2-28.9 32 21.7 13.0-34.0 18 10.3 5.3-19.1 15 15.6 8.5-27.1 33 33.8 22.1-47.9
$15,000- 24,999 300 101 28.3 19.8-38.6 74 16.2 11.3-22.6 53 15.2 9.5-23.5 20 5.5 2.8-10.5 52 34.8 23.2-48.6
$25,000- 34,999 252 94 28.5 21.4-36.9 67 24.5 17.7-32.9 36 18.1 9.9-30.6 16 7.6 4.1-13.7 39 21.3 13.7-31.5
$35,000- 49,999 396 157 36.0 29.7-42.8 119 30.2 24.4-36.7 60 13.6 9.9-18.5 21 7.8 4.2-14.1 39 12.4 8.1-18.5
$50,000-74,999 536 205 33.6 28.6-39.1 176 29.9 25.2-35.1 81 18.0 14.0-22.7 23 7.0 3.9-12.4 51 11.4 8.0-16.1
$75,000+ 1,042 385 32.2 28.6-36.0 399 38.4 34.5-42.5 136 14.3 11.5-17.5 51 5.4 3.8- 7.6 71 9.8 7.2-13.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 820 325 31.2 27.0-35.8 262 33.2 28.6-38.2 101 13.7 9.8-18.8 45 7.5 5.1-10.9 87 14.3 10.9-18.7
No 1,961 718 31.9 29.0-35.0 648 29.9 27.2-32.8 289 15.5 13.3-18.0 102 6.4 4.9- 8.3 204 16.3 13.2-20.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,048 473 41.4 37.2-45.6 320 29.7 26.0-33.8 131 14.5 10.9-19.0 55 6.6 4.6- 9.5 69 7.8 5.6-10.7
Non-Veteran 1,803 592 28.1 25.2-31.2 603 30.6 27.7-33.6 275 15.5 13.3-18.1 99 6.8 5.2- 8.7 234 19.0 15.8-22.7

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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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