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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-MALES

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
-MALES 2,879 2,068 63.8 60.9-66.6 265 13.2 11.3-15.4 163 6.7 5.4- 8.3 247 11.5 9.4-13.9 136 4.8 3.7- 6.2
RACE
White 2,401 1,736 64.2 61.3-67.0 216 13.7 11.6-16.1 137 6.7 5.5- 8.1 202 11.0 9.1-13.3 110 4.4 3.4- 5.7
African American 283 202 64.8 55.6-73.0 26 10.0 5.7-17.0 16 8.9 4.1-18.3 28 11.0 6.9-16.9 11 5.4 2.4-11.5
Other Minorities 189 126 60.2 48.2-71.2 23 14.4 8.9-22.6 9 3.6 1.7- 7.5 17 15.2 6.4-32.1 14 6.5 2.9-14.2
AGE
18-24 88 41 42.9 30.2-56.5 12 14.1 7.6-24.7 11 9.8 4.0-22.1 18 26.8 15.4-42.4 6 6.4 2.5-15.5
25-34 334 179 52.1 45.5-58.7 76 22.9 17.7-29.1 21 6.1 3.8- 9.7 40 12.9 8.9-18.2 18 5.9 3.2-10.7
35-44 542 327 60.8 55.6-65.7 75 15.3 11.7-19.7 50 8.5 6.2-11.6 57 10.3 7.6-13.9 33 5.1 3.4- 7.5
45-54 617 417 66.5 61.6-71.1 58 11.5 8.5-15.5 47 8.0 5.7-11.0 60 10.1 7.4-13.6 35 3.9 2.5- 5.9
55-64 650 517 80.5 76.5-83.9 32 5.2 3.3- 8.1 22 3.6 2.2- 5.8 47 5.4 3.9- 7.5 32 5.3 3.6- 7.9
65-74 429 376 88.0 84.0-91.1 9 1.8 0.9- 3.6 11 2.7 1.3- 5.3 21 5.2 3.3- 8.4 12 2.3 1.2- 4.3
75+ 210 202 96.1 91.4-98.3 3 1.0 0.3- 3.4 1 0.6 0.1- 3.9 4 2.3 0.7- 7.3 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 235 147 54.1 44.3-63.7 25 13.6 8.2-21.9 12 6.2 3.3-11.4 29 16.1 9.5-25.8 22 9.9 4.9-19.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 678 414 53.4 46.8-59.9 63 14.4 10.2-19.9 51 8.7 5.4-13.7 93 16.0 10.9-22.8 57 7.6 5.3-10.8
Some Post-H.S. 677 478 62.8 56.9-68.3 72 12.5 9.3-16.7 40 6.9 4.7-10.0 53 13.1 9.0-18.8 34 4.7 2.6- 8.2
College Graduate 1,283 1,024 73.5 69.9-76.7 104 12.7 10.2-15.8 60 5.4 4.0- 7.3 72 6.5 4.8- 8.8 23 1.9 1.2- 3.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 138 79 46.8 34.7-59.3 21 21.0 12.7-32.7 9 8.7 3.9-18.1 17 14.1 6.6-27.5 12 9.3 3.3-23.4
$15,000- 24,999 307 209 57.9 46.1-68.8 26 13.1 7.1-22.8 19 5.0 2.8- 8.6 29 16.5 7.6-32.3 24 7.6 3.7-14.7
$25,000- 34,999 255 172 56.1 45.7-66.0 20 11.8 6.7-20.0 20 12.0 5.1-25.6 27 14.9 8.7-24.4 16 5.2 2.6-10.2
$35,000- 49,999 401 291 67.2 60.1-73.5 32 10.3 6.5-15.9 19 5.2 3.0- 8.8 39 11.6 7.6-17.2 20 5.7 2.9-10.9
$50,000-74,999 540 397 68.1 62.3-73.4 52 13.4 9.8-18.0 28 4.3 2.8- 6.6 40 10.1 6.6-15.1 23 4.1 2.5- 6.7
$75,000+ 1,045 768 66.2 62.0-70.2 102 13.8 10.9-17.4 61 8.0 6.0-10.6 81 8.4 6.2-11.3 33 3.6 2.3- 5.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 821 621 66.7 61.0-71.9 61 11.7 8.5-15.9 31 6.4 3.3-12.0 65 10.8 7.6-15.1 43 4.5 3.1- 6.5
No 1,985 1,401 63.0 59.5-66.3 196 13.8 11.6-16.4 126 6.6 5.3- 8.1 175 11.8 9.3-15.0 87 4.8 3.5- 6.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,061 840 72.3 67.5-76.7 67 8.3 6.1-11.3 49 7.0 4.2-11.7 72 9.3 6.7-12.7 33 3.0 1.9- 4.7
Non-Veteran 1,816 1,227 60.5 56.9-63.9 197 15.1 12.7-17.9 114 6.6 5.3- 8.1 175 12.3 9.6-15.6 103 5.6 4.1- 7.4

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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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