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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-WHITE MALES

One drink is equivalent to a 12 ounce beer, a 5 ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, on the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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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 6,056 2,935 41.7 39.8-43.5 1,852 29.6 28.0-31.4 648 12.5 11.2-13.9 234 5.4 4.5- 6.4 387 10.9 9.3-12.6
-WHITE MALES 2,383 914 32.5 30.1-35.1 783 32.4 29.9-35.0 335 15.1 13.2-17.3 120 6.4 5.0- 8.1 231 13.5 11.4-16.1
AGE
18-24 53 11 19.1 9.6-34.4 9 19.6 9.9-35.3 6 11.6 4.8-25.4 4 6.7 1.9-20.5 23 43.0 28.5-58.9
25-34 246 61 24.4 18.7-31.3 75 29.7 23.5-36.7 46 17.1 12.2-23.3 23 9.9 6.1-15.8 41 18.9 13.4-26.0
35-44 421 99 23.1 18.8-28.1 147 35.1 29.8-40.7 85 20.2 16.0-25.1 34 9.6 6.5-14.2 56 12.0 8.9-16.1
45-54 500 172 32.7 27.8-37.9 176 37.4 32.2-42.9 79 16.9 13.1-21.5 23 4.5 2.7- 7.4 50 8.6 6.1-11.9
55-64 565 238 41.4 36.5-46.4 192 35.3 30.5-40.4 69 12.0 9.0-15.8 25 3.7 2.2- 5.9 41 7.8 5.5-10.9
65-74 393 194 51.3 45.5-57.1 140 35.1 29.9-40.8 33 8.1 5.5-11.8 9 2.0 0.9- 4.5 17 3.4 2.1- 5.5
75+ 198 133 72.5 65.4-78.7 44 18.9 13.8-25.4 16 6.0 3.5-10.0 2 1.1 0.3- 4.3 3 1.5 0.4- 4.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 149 51 29.7 20.6-40.8 34 26.3 15.6-40.7 26 12.9 8.0-20.3 7 3.3 1.2- 8.6 31 27.8 17.2-41.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 519 160 25.8 20.6-31.8 138 23.6 19.1-28.7 88 16.2 12.6-20.6 32 8.2 5.2-12.8 101 26.1 20.4-32.8
Some Post-H.S. 562 198 30.1 25.2-35.5 193 32.3 27.0-38.0 87 18.6 14.0-24.3 32 6.9 3.8-12.0 52 12.1 8.1-17.7
College Graduate 1,148 501 37.3 33.8-40.9 417 37.5 33.9-41.3 134 13.2 10.7-16.1 49 5.7 4.0- 8.0 47 6.3 4.4- 9.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 84 21 13.3 7.6-22.1 21 24.0 13.0-40.1 14 17.4 7.9-34.0 7 8.6 3.4-20.1 21 36.7 22.5-53.8
$15,000- 24,999 203 78 37.1 28.2-47.1 50 14.8 10.2-20.9 36 17.0 11.2-25.0 14 7.5 4.1-13.3 25 23.6 14.5-36.0
$25,000- 34,999 188 75 34.8 25.7-45.2 52 26.1 18.0-36.4 22 8.4 5.0-13.7 12 8.6 4.1-17.1 27 22.1 12.6-36.0
$35,000- 49,999 329 132 32.5 26.2-39.4 98 32.1 25.4-39.6 51 13.0 9.3-17.8 16 8.1 3.9-16.1 32 14.4 9.0-22.2
$50,000-74,999 476 185 34.0 28.9-39.6 154 30.2 25.3-35.5 71 18.6 14.3-23.8 20 6.7 3.5-12.6 46 10.5 7.4-14.6
$75,000+ 943 346 31.4 27.7-35.4 364 39.1 34.9-43.4 122 14.0 11.2-17.2 46 5.5 3.8- 8.0 65 10.1 7.2-13.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 683 283 33.7 29.1-38.6 216 33.8 28.7-39.2 81 12.1 9.2-15.9 31 5.4 3.5- 8.2 72 15.0 11.0-20.2
No 1,649 615 32.3 29.4-35.4 559 32.5 29.5-35.6 241 15.8 13.4-18.4 84 6.6 4.9- 8.9 150 12.8 10.3-15.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 912 424 44.3 40.0-48.6 273 28.5 24.8-32.4 106 11.8 9.4-14.8 48 7.1 4.8-10.5 61 8.4 6.0-11.6
Non-Veteran 1,469 489 27.7 24.7-30.8 509 34.0 30.8-37.4 229 16.5 14.1-19.3 72 6.1 4.5- 8.3 170 15.7 12.9-19.0

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*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.

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