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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-WHITES

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?

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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 5,972 1,813 25.5 24.0-27.2 1,661 24.7 23.2-26.3 965 15.3 14.1-16.6 504 9.2 8.1-10.4 1,029 25.2 23.3-27.3
-WHITES 5,019 1,513 25.6 24.0-27.3 1,393 24.5 22.9-26.2 837 16.3 14.9-17.8 431 9.4 8.2-10.8 845 24.1 22.2-26.2
GENDER
Males 2,353 499 17.4 15.4-19.5 541 19.3 17.3-21.4 488 19.8 17.7-22.1 196 8.6 7.2-10.3 629 35.0 32.1-37.9
Females 2,666 1,014 35.5 32.8-38.2 852 30.8 28.3-33.3 349 12.2 10.6-14.0 235 10.4 8.5-12.7 216 11.2 9.1-13.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 40 15 39.5 22.0-60.1 11 27.8 14.6-46.5 10 24.6 10.7-47.1 1 0.7 0.1- 5.3 3 7.4 1.6-27.4
Non-Hispanic 4,976 1,497 25.5 23.8-27.2 1,381 24.5 22.9-26.1 826 16.2 14.9-17.7 430 9.5 8.3-10.9 842 24.3 22.4-26.3
AGE
18-24 112 19 18.9 11.1-30.3 15 12.0 6.4-21.4 17 10.8 5.9-18.8 12 11.8 5.9-22.3 49 46.5 35.3-58.0
25-34 512 102 17.0 13.6-21.1 108 20.0 16.2-24.5 73 15.7 12.1-20.1 56 10.5 7.6-14.4 173 36.7 31.7-42.1
35-44 915 219 23.6 20.5-27.1 227 23.3 20.2-26.8 157 17.0 14.3-20.2 86 9.1 7.1-11.7 226 26.9 23.5-30.7
45-54 1,149 312 26.4 23.4-29.8 319 26.4 23.4-29.6 187 16.7 14.1-19.6 118 10.2 8.2-12.6 213 20.3 17.4-23.6
55-64 1,127 340 27.7 24.7-31.0 349 31.4 28.2-34.9 201 18.6 15.8-21.6 107 10.2 8.1-12.8 130 12.1 9.8-14.8
65-74 762 308 38.0 34.0-42.2 220 29.0 25.3-33.0 142 20.0 16.8-23.6 47 6.5 4.7- 9.0 45 6.5 4.7- 8.9
75+ 422 203 50.3 44.6-56.0 151 35.5 30.3-41.1 56 11.8 8.8-15.5 5 1.0 0.4- 2.6 7 1.4 0.6- 3.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 205 67 31.1 22.2-41.7 38 13.4 8.5-20.6 28 11.7 6.7-19.7 13 5.4 2.4-11.5 59 38.3 28.3-49.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,012 316 24.3 20.4-28.7 238 19.7 16.5-23.3 131 12.4 9.7-15.7 81 9.9 7.3-13.3 246 33.7 28.9-38.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,354 420 25.7 22.7-28.9 389 26.8 23.4-30.4 218 16.1 13.4-19.3 117 8.1 6.3-10.5 210 23.3 19.5-27.5
College Graduate 2,441 704 25.5 23.3-27.9 728 26.6 24.4-28.9 460 18.7 16.7-20.8 219 10.3 8.5-12.4 330 19.0 16.7-21.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 173 45 22.0 10.1-41.6 33 14.8 9.0-23.4 24 12.1 6.5-21.2 16 9.9 4.9-18.9 55 41.3 28.8-55.0
$15,000- 24,999 425 146 31.8 25.4-39.0 101 21.5 16.0-28.2 56 9.5 6.6-13.6 37 10.0 6.3-15.5 85 27.1 20.7-34.7
$25,000- 34,999 396 146 25.8 20.7-31.6 96 23.4 17.8-30.1 59 14.5 10.3-20.2 32 10.0 6.0-16.0 63 26.3 19.0-35.2
$35,000- 49,999 754 246 28.6 24.3-33.3 218 26.3 22.0-31.2 100 12.4 9.6-15.8 66 10.2 7.2-14.4 124 22.4 18.0-27.6
$50,000-74,999 947 262 25.1 21.6-28.9 266 24.3 20.7-28.3 177 19.0 15.8-22.7 78 9.4 7.0-12.7 164 22.2 18.5-26.3
$75,000+ 1,872 482 22.1 19.7-24.7 537 25.1 22.7-27.6 368 19.1 16.8-21.6 172 9.2 7.3-11.5 313 24.5 21.5-27.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,375 477 28.6 25.5-31.8 364 24.3 21.4-27.6 221 14.9 12.4-17.7 105 8.9 6.9-11.3 208 23.3 19.4-27.8
No 3,554 1,010 24.9 22.9-27.0 1,004 24.4 22.6-26.4 610 16.9 15.3-18.7 314 9.4 8.0-11.1 616 24.3 22.1-26.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 963 261 24.1 20.8-27.7 254 24.8 21.0-29.0 182 17.5 14.7-20.8 87 10.0 7.5-13.1 179 23.6 19.8-28.0
Non-Veteran 4,054 1,252 26.0 24.1-27.9 1,138 24.4 22.7-26.2 655 16.1 14.5-17.8 343 9.3 8.0-10.8 666 24.2 22.1-26.5

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*This question 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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