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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-WHITE FEMALES

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
-WHITE FEMALES 2,695 1,580 55.0 52.1-57.8 789 28.8 26.3-31.4 197 9.0 7.4-10.9 64 3.4 2.4- 4.7 65 3.9 2.7- 5.5
AGE
18-24 57 17 38.0 22.6-56.3 15 23.2 11.7-40.9 13 16.3 8.5-29.0 3 6.4 1.9-19.0 9 16.1 7.8-30.2
25-34 265 108 37.4 30.6-44.8 89 35.0 28.0-42.6 34 15.4 10.4-22.1 14 5.8 3.2-10.5 20 6.4 3.6-10.9
35-44 502 251 56.1 50.8-61.2 168 29.0 24.6-33.7 52 8.5 6.3-11.3 14 3.5 2.0- 6.2 17 3.0 1.7- 5.3
45-54 664 370 58.5 53.9-62.9 215 30.9 26.8-35.2 48 6.5 4.6- 9.2 20 2.8 1.7- 4.8 11 1.3 0.6- 2.7
55-64 581 360 61.6 56.6-66.4 171 29.4 25.0-34.2 34 6.4 4.2- 9.7 9 1.3 0.6- 2.7 7 1.2 0.5- 3.1
65-74 384 286 75.9 70.7-80.5 84 19.6 15.6-24.4 10 3.1 1.5- 6.3 4 1.4 0.5- 3.8 0 0.0 . - .
75+ 227 182 80.1 73.1-85.7 40 17.7 12.4-24.5 5 2.2 0.8- 5.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 62 32 47.9 29.4-67.0 12 13.0 5.7-27.2 7 8.7 3.6-19.4 2 1.8 0.4- 7.1 9 28.6 13.5-50.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 511 283 51.6 44.0-59.1 151 26.4 21.0-32.6 43 11.2 7.2-17.0 22 6.5 3.6-11.5 12 4.3 1.8-10.2
Some Post-H.S. 801 458 52.7 47.8-57.6 236 28.1 24.1-32.5 64 10.6 7.6-14.7 20 3.6 1.9- 6.7 23 5.0 2.8- 8.7
College Graduate 1,319 805 58.0 54.1-61.9 390 31.0 27.3-35.0 83 7.1 5.5- 9.3 20 2.0 1.2- 3.4 21 1.8 0.9- 3.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 91 40 47.8 25.3-71.2 30 28.9 15.3-47.8 9 6.9 2.9-15.7 3 2.7 0.8- 9.0 9 13.6 4.3-35.4
$15,000- 24,999 230 121 41.1 31.6-51.3 73 32.6 23.4-43.3 16 7.8 3.9-15.1 9 6.4 2.2-16.9 11 12.1 5.7-24.1
$25,000- 34,999 217 143 59.0 49.5-67.9 40 15.7 10.6-22.7 19 14.2 8.2-23.5 9 8.3 3.5-18.7 6 2.7 1.1- 6.6
$35,000- 49,999 430 244 50.4 43.3-57.5 124 28.9 22.9-35.8 31 12.0 7.0-19.8 15 5.0 2.7- 9.1 16 3.7 2.1- 6.4
$50,000-74,999 480 248 50.1 43.9-56.4 161 30.8 25.5-36.7 51 13.1 9.3-18.2 10 2.4 1.1- 5.1 10 3.6 1.5- 8.2
$75,000+ 944 569 57.9 53.2-62.6 293 31.2 27.0-35.9 59 6.9 4.9- 9.6 14 2.3 1.1- 4.6 9 1.6 0.7- 3.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 717 433 56.5 50.8-62.0 191 26.1 21.7-31.0 45 6.6 4.5- 9.6 19 2.7 1.5- 4.8 29 8.1 4.9-13.1
No 1,931 1,120 54.8 51.4-58.1 583 29.3 26.4-32.5 150 9.6 7.8-11.9 43 3.6 2.4- 5.4 35 2.6 1.6- 4.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 62 39 69.0 54.4-80.5 15 20.9 11.6-34.7 5 6.9 2.3-18.7 1 0.8 0.1- 5.3 2 2.5 0.6- 9.9
Non-Veteran 2,633 1,541 54.7 51.8-57.6 774 28.9 26.4-31.6 192 9.0 7.5-10.9 63 3.4 2.4- 4.8 63 3.9 2.7- 5.6

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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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