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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-WHITES

Heavy Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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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
-WHITES 12,062 11,582 95.8 95.2-96.4 480 4.2 3.6- 4.8
GENDER
Males 4,652 4,444 95.6 94.6-96.5 208 4.4 3.5- 5.4
Females 7,410 7,138 96.0 95.1-96.7 272 4.0 3.3- 4.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 105 99 96.8 91.0-98.9 6 3.2 1.1- 9.0
Non-Hispanic 11,936 11,462 95.8 95.2-96.4 474 4.2 3.6- 4.8
AGE
18-24 262 248 94.2 88.7-97.1 14 5.8 2.9-11.3
25-34 971 934 95.4 93.1-97.0 37 4.6 3.0- 6.9
35-44 1,737 1,658 96.0 94.9-96.9 79 4.0 3.1- 5.1
45-54 2,311 2,180 95.3 94.3-96.2 131 4.7 3.8- 5.7
55-64 2,720 2,597 95.7 94.7-96.6 123 4.3 3.4- 5.3
65-74 2,256 2,186 96.6 95.6-97.4 70 3.4 2.6- 4.4
75+ 1,738 1,713 98.5 97.7-99.1 25 1.5 0.9- 2.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,363 1,321 95.5 92.8-97.2 42 4.5 2.8- 7.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,470 3,352 96.2 95.1-97.0 118 3.8 3.0- 4.9
Some Post-H.S. 3,240 3,119 96.7 95.5-97.5 121 3.3 2.5- 4.5
College Graduate 3,968 3,769 95.0 93.6-96.1 199 5.0 3.9- 6.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,113 1,090 97.9 96.5-98.7 23 2.1 1.3- 3.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,686 1,629 96.0 94.3-97.3 57 4.0 2.7- 5.7
$25,000- 34,999 1,213 1,173 95.5 92.1-97.5 40 4.5 2.5- 7.9
$35,000- 49,999 1,745 1,667 95.9 94.3-97.1 78 4.1 2.9- 5.7
$50,000-74,999 1,875 1,780 95.7 94.5-96.7 95 4.3 3.3- 5.5
$75,000+ 2,843 2,691 94.7 93.1-96.0 152 5.3 4.0- 6.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,485 4,344 96.6 95.8-97.3 141 3.4 2.7- 4.2
No 7,338 7,013 95.5 94.6-96.3 325 4.5 3.7- 5.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,951 1,874 96.4 95.2-97.3 77 3.6 2.7- 4.8
Non-Veteran 10,107 9,704 95.7 95.0-96.4 403 4.3 3.6- 5.0

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*Heavy drinkers--adult men having more than two drinks per day or adult women having more than one drink per day.

^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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