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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-WHITES

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage?*

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,173 84 1.1 0.8- 1.6 1,703 28.9 27.2-30.7 1,900 32.5 30.7-34.4 1,856 30.0 28.3-31.8 630 7.4 6.7- 8.3
-WHITES 5,158 59 0.9 0.6- 1.2 1,312 26.6 24.8-28.4 1,580 31.6 29.8-33.4 1,635 32.5 30.7-34.5 572 8.4 7.6- 9.4
GENDER
Males 2,428 19 0.5 0.3- 0.9 490 20.4 18.2-22.7 708 31.7 29.1-34.5 890 37.7 35.0-40.4 321 9.7 8.4-11.3
Females 2,730 40 1.3 0.9- 1.9 822 34.0 31.3-36.8 872 31.4 29.0-33.9 745 26.4 23.9-29.1 251 6.9 5.9- 8.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 42 3 3.3 1.0-10.5 12 33.5 17.6-54.2 17 48.4 30.1-67.1 7 12.8 5.3-27.6 3 2.1 0.6- 7.3
Non-Hispanic 5,113 56 0.9 0.6- 1.2 1,298 26.5 24.7-28.3 1,562 31.4 29.6-33.3 1,628 32.7 30.9-34.7 569 8.5 7.6- 9.5
AGE
18-24 115 2 0.6 0.1- 2.6 42 34.5 24.7-45.8 45 36.6 26.8-47.6 22 24.6 15.2-37.2 4 3.8 1.1-11.8
25-34 522 4 0.3 0.1- 1.0 180 34.5 29.6-39.7 178 32.6 27.9-37.6 135 28.1 23.4-33.2 25 4.5 2.9- 7.0
35-44 934 5 0.6 0.2- 1.6 273 26.3 23.2-29.8 299 33.4 29.7-37.2 321 36.1 32.3-40.0 36 3.6 2.5- 5.3
45-54 1,186 13 1.1 0.6- 2.3 290 23.5 20.7-26.6 384 31.4 28.2-34.8 397 36.2 32.8-39.8 102 7.7 6.1- 9.6
55-64 1,154 12 1.0 0.6- 2.0 284 24.0 21.1-27.2 314 27.6 24.5-31.0 386 34.5 31.2-38.0 158 12.8 10.7-15.3
65-74 801 17 1.9 1.1- 3.4 165 17.1 14.3-20.2 224 27.6 24.0-31.4 246 33.1 29.3-37.2 149 20.3 17.1-23.9
75+ 425 6 1.2 0.5- 3.4 75 19.7 15.4-24.9 129 30.1 25.1-35.6 120 25.9 21.4-31.0 95 23.0 18.6-28.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 222 5 2.1 0.9- 5.2 62 22.7 16.1-31.0 67 35.2 26.0-45.7 47 22.0 14.7-31.5 41 18.0 11.0-27.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,059 21 1.2 0.7- 2.1 300 30.1 25.8-34.8 323 32.1 27.9-36.6 281 27.9 23.6-32.7 134 8.7 7.0-10.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,397 22 1.3 0.7- 2.3 436 33.6 30.1-37.4 416 30.6 27.2-34.4 380 27.0 23.7-30.7 143 7.4 6.0- 9.0
College Graduate 2,474 11 0.4 0.2- 0.7 512 21.5 19.3-23.9 772 31.4 29.0-34.0 926 38.8 36.2-41.5 253 7.9 6.8- 9.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 185 7 1.9 0.8- 4.6 44 32.8 19.6-49.3 64 34.6 23.7-47.3 45 22.1 13.9-33.4 25 8.6 5.1-14.2
$15,000- 24,999 447 12 1.7 0.9- 3.3 136 36.1 29.2-43.6 137 31.8 25.3-39.2 105 20.5 15.7-26.2 57 9.9 6.9-14.0
$25,000- 34,999 409 6 1.1 0.4- 2.8 108 25.9 20.0-32.9 139 37.9 30.5-45.9 107 26.0 20.5-32.3 49 9.0 6.2-13.1
$35,000- 49,999 777 12 2.0 1.0- 4.1 219 28.7 24.1-33.7 232 32.8 28.0-38.0 229 28.5 24.2-33.3 85 8.1 6.3-10.3
$50,000-74,999 968 7 0.4 0.2- 0.9 265 30.9 27.1-35.0 291 29.7 26.1-33.6 307 31.3 27.5-35.4 98 7.7 6.1- 9.6
$75,000+ 1,901 5 0.2 0.1- 0.5 412 21.6 19.1-24.2 574 30.8 28.0-33.7 708 39.1 35.9-42.3 202 8.4 6.9-10.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,436 25 1.2 0.8- 1.9 399 30.3 26.8-34.0 433 30.6 27.2-34.2 381 27.1 23.7-30.9 198 10.8 8.8-13.3
No 3,615 32 0.8 0.5- 1.2 885 25.4 23.4-27.6 1,119 31.9 29.7-34.1 1,218 34.2 32.0-36.5 361 7.7 6.7- 8.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 999 11 0.9 0.4- 1.9 194 19.4 16.4-22.9 293 31.7 27.9-35.8 343 34.7 30.9-38.8 158 13.3 11.0-15.9
Non-Veteran 4,157 48 0.9 0.6- 1.2 1,118 28.0 26.0-30.1 1,286 31.5 29.5-33.6 1,291 32.1 30.0-34.3 414 7.5 6.5- 8.5

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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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