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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-WHITES

During the past 30 days, have you had at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage, or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,769 6,305 44.3 43.0-45.5 9,464 55.7 54.5-57.0
-WHITES 12,244 5,258 47.6 46.2-48.9 6,986 52.4 51.1-53.8
GENDER
Males 4,748 2,474 54.7 52.6-56.8 2,274 45.3 43.2-47.4
Females 7,496 2,784 41.1 39.4-42.9 4,712 58.9 57.1-60.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 111 44 42.5 30.0-55.9 67 57.5 44.1-70.0
Non-Hispanic 12,109 5,209 47.7 46.3-49.0 6,900 52.3 51.0-53.7
AGE
18-24 268 117 44.0 36.7-51.6 151 56.0 48.4-63.3
25-34 983 526 55.5 51.6-59.4 457 44.5 40.6-48.4
35-44 1,757 942 54.1 51.2-56.9 815 45.9 43.1-48.8
45-54 2,348 1,204 52.6 50.1-55.2 1,144 47.4 44.8-49.9
55-64 2,758 1,181 45.1 42.8-47.4 1,577 54.9 52.6-57.2
65-74 2,289 818 37.4 35.1-39.9 1,471 62.6 60.1-64.9
75+ 1,771 446 28.3 25.7-31.0 1,325 71.7 69.0-74.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,393 236 25.7 21.8-30.0 1,157 74.3 70.0-78.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,516 1,082 36.0 33.4-38.7 2,434 64.0 61.3-66.6
Some Post-H.S. 3,297 1,426 45.3 42.7-48.0 1,871 54.7 52.0-57.3
College Graduate 4,015 2,506 65.2 63.2-67.1 1,509 34.8 32.9-36.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,126 191 24.2 19.4-29.8 935 75.8 70.2-80.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,712 461 32.1 28.5-35.9 1,251 67.9 64.1-71.5
$25,000- 34,999 1,230 420 37.4 33.2-41.8 810 62.6 58.2-66.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,763 786 45.1 41.7-48.5 977 54.9 51.5-58.3
$50,000-74,999 1,898 980 51.8 48.5-55.0 918 48.2 45.0-51.5
$75,000+ 2,876 1,915 66.9 64.4-69.2 961 33.1 30.8-35.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,553 1,469 37.3 35.1-39.5 3,084 62.7 60.5-64.9
No 7,429 3,668 52.4 50.7-54.1 3,761 47.6 45.9-49.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,985 1,013 55.0 51.9-58.0 972 45.0 42.0-48.1
Non-Veteran 10,255 4,243 46.3 44.8-47.8 6,012 53.7 52.2-55.2

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^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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