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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-MALES

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,525 14,957 96.1 95.6-96.6 568 3.9 3.4- 4.4
-MALES 5,833 5,582 95.8 94.9-96.5 251 4.2 3.5- 5.1
RACE
White 4,652 4,444 95.6 94.6-96.5 208 4.4 3.5- 5.4
African American 706 686 95.2 91.8-97.2 20 4.8 2.8- 8.2
Other Minorities 454 433 97.5 95.8-98.5 21 2.5 1.5- 4.2
AGE
18-24 196 184 94.4 89.1-97.3 12 5.6 2.7-10.9
25-34 547 522 94.8 91.7-96.7 25 5.2 3.3- 8.3
35-44 940 891 95.6 94.0-96.9 49 4.4 3.1- 6.0
45-54 1,165 1,111 96.7 95.5-97.6 54 3.3 2.4- 4.5
55-64 1,335 1,271 95.9 94.5-96.9 64 4.1 3.1- 5.5
65-74 967 930 96.1 94.3-97.3 37 3.9 2.7- 5.7
75+ 659 649 98.7 97.3-99.4 10 1.3 0.6- 2.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 863 820 96.2 94.1-97.6 43 3.8 2.4- 5.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,724 1,641 95.3 93.7-96.5 83 4.7 3.5- 6.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,331 1,276 95.5 92.8-97.2 55 4.5 2.8- 7.2
College Graduate 1,902 1,832 96.2 94.7-97.3 70 3.8 2.7- 5.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 514 493 95.8 90.9-98.1 21 4.2 1.9- 9.1
$15,000- 24,999 875 834 95.9 93.7-97.3 41 4.1 2.7- 6.3
$25,000- 34,999 630 596 93.5 88.9-96.3 34 6.5 3.7-11.1
$35,000- 49,999 875 841 96.0 93.3-97.7 34 4.0 2.3- 6.7
$50,000-74,999 948 911 96.2 94.1-97.6 37 3.8 2.4- 5.9
$75,000+ 1,480 1,412 95.6 93.7-96.9 68 4.4 3.1- 6.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,120 2,050 96.9 95.7-97.8 70 3.1 2.2- 4.3
No 3,558 3,390 95.3 94.1-96.3 168 4.7 3.7- 5.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,124 2,042 96.3 95.1-97.2 82 3.7 2.8- 4.9
Non-Veteran 3,702 3,533 95.6 94.4-96.5 169 4.4 3.5- 5.6

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES or MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

^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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