SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-WHITES

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have 5 or more drinks on an occasion?*

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,076 4,729 70.1 68.1-72.1 506 11.9 10.6-13.5 284 5.6 4.7- 6.7 392 9.0 7.7-10.6 165 3.3 2.6- 4.1
-WHITES 5,100 3,978 70.6 68.6-72.6 424 12.5 10.9-14.2 243 5.4 4.6- 6.3 321 8.6 7.3-10.0 134 2.9 2.3- 3.8
GENDER
Males 2,401 1,736 64.2 61.3-67.0 216 13.7 11.6-16.1 137 6.7 5.5- 8.1 202 11.0 9.1-13.3 110 4.4 3.4- 5.7
Females 2,699 2,242 78.4 75.5-81.1 208 11.0 8.8-13.7 106 3.8 2.9- 4.9 119 5.7 4.4- 7.2 24 1.2 0.6- 2.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 40 36 91.9 72.9-98.0 1 0.6 0.1- 4.1 1 0.7 0.1- 5.3 2 6.8 1.3-28.0 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 5,056 3,938 70.4 68.3-72.4 423 12.6 11.0-14.4 242 5.4 4.6- 6.3 319 8.6 7.4-10.0 134 3.0 2.3- 3.8
AGE
18-24 111 56 43.7 33.0-55.0 23 27.2 17.6-39.4 8 4.6 2.1- 9.7 18 19.3 11.7-30.1 6 5.2 2.1-12.4
25-34 512 306 57.8 52.4-63.0 101 21.2 17.0-26.1 36 6.5 4.4- 9.6 56 11.6 8.6-15.6 13 2.9 1.4- 5.7
35-44 926 636 68.0 64.2-71.6 113 12.6 10.2-15.6 76 7.9 6.0-10.3 67 8.0 6.0-10.5 34 3.5 2.4- 5.1
45-54 1,170 866 73.1 69.7-76.3 102 9.8 7.7-12.4 70 5.9 4.5- 7.8 92 8.4 6.5-10.9 40 2.7 1.8- 4.0
55-64 1,148 960 83.4 80.5-86.0 60 5.5 3.9- 7.6 38 3.5 2.4- 5.1 60 4.5 3.3- 6.0 30 3.1 2.0- 4.8
65-74 781 715 91.3 88.7-93.3 17 2.1 1.2- 3.5 14 2.1 1.1- 3.8 24 3.4 2.2- 5.3 11 1.2 0.6- 2.2
75+ 430 418 97.4 95.0-98.7 7 1.1 0.5- 2.5 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0 4 1.2 0.4- 3.8 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 217 145 58.2 47.4-68.3 17 6.6 3.7-11.4 7 4.6 1.9-10.5 28 18.7 11.0-29.9 20 12.0 6.1-22.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,029 738 61.4 56.4-66.1 82 15.5 11.4-20.8 64 6.6 4.9- 8.9 93 10.5 8.1-13.6 52 6.0 4.1- 8.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,379 1,084 71.6 67.4-75.4 119 11.8 9.2-15.0 63 4.7 3.4- 6.4 79 10.1 7.2-13.9 34 1.9 1.3- 2.8
College Graduate 2,468 2,005 75.5 72.8-78.0 205 12.1 10.1-14.5 109 5.2 4.1- 6.7 121 5.9 4.7- 7.4 28 1.3 0.8- 2.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 176 111 45.8 33.0-59.2 25 29.1 15.5-47.8 11 10.5 4.7-21.6 19 11.4 5.8-21.4 10 3.2 1.5- 6.5
$15,000- 24,999 432 322 66.4 58.6-73.3 37 11.3 6.7-18.5 24 5.2 3.1- 8.5 27 10.4 6.3-16.6 22 6.7 3.8-11.6
$25,000- 34,999 406 319 69.2 60.8-76.5 25 11.4 6.8-18.6 20 4.6 2.6- 7.9 32 13.3 7.8-21.9 10 1.5 0.8- 3.0
$35,000- 49,999 762 599 72.4 67.1-77.1 56 10.3 7.0-14.7 38 5.4 3.6- 7.8 46 8.3 5.6-12.0 23 3.8 2.0- 6.9
$50,000-74,999 965 748 72.1 67.8-76.1 88 12.0 9.4-15.3 44 4.5 2.9- 6.8 60 8.7 6.1-12.2 25 2.7 1.7- 4.4
$75,000+ 1,890 1,472 71.2 67.9-74.2 173 13.5 11.0-16.5 93 6.1 4.8- 7.7 115 6.7 5.1- 8.7 37 2.5 1.6- 3.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,408 1,127 72.4 68.4-76.0 95 10.4 8.0-13.5 52 4.4 3.2- 6.1 82 8.1 5.8-11.1 52 4.7 3.2- 6.9
No 3,598 2,785 70.3 67.8-72.6 318 13.2 11.3-15.4 184 5.3 4.4- 6.4 231 8.8 7.3-10.5 80 2.4 1.7- 3.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 980 784 75.1 70.7-78.9 60 8.5 6.1-11.8 46 5.4 3.8- 7.6 60 8.2 5.7-11.7 30 2.8 1.8- 4.4
Non-Veteran 4,118 3,193 69.7 67.4-72.0 363 13.3 11.5-15.3 197 5.4 4.5- 6.4 261 8.7 7.3-10.3 104 3.0 2.2- 3.9

Back to Alcohol Consumption.

*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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 21MAY09.

SCHS Home | Search | FAQs | Guestbook