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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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 5,188 2,488 40.8 38.6-43.0 1,623 30.6 28.6-32.7 535 12.1 10.7-13.7 203 4.9 3.8- 6.3 339 11.6 9.7-13.8
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 521 225 41.4 35.1-47.9 157 27.2 22.1-33.0 79 14.8 10.9-19.9 24 6.9 3.5-12.9 36 9.8 5.9-15.7
GENDER
Male 234 82 38.1 29.6-47.4 75 26.0 19.3-34.1 40 16.7 10.9-24.6 11 8.3 3.4-19.2 26 10.9 6.8-17.0
Female 287 143 45.5 36.6-54.6 82 28.7 21.4-37.2 39 12.5 8.0-19.0 13 5.0 2.3-10.4 10 8.3 2.8-22.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 5 1 47.9 8.9-89.6 4 52.1 10.4-91.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 516 224 41.2 35.0-47.8 153 26.7 21.6-32.5 79 15.1 11.1-20.3 24 7.0 3.6-13.1 36 9.9 6.0-15.9
AGE
18-24 42 11 26.5 13.4-45.5 14 30.6 16.4-49.8 4 6.9 2.3-19.1 7 14.1 5.8-30.5 6 21.9 8.2-46.7
25-34 92 38 49.1 35.8-62.4 24 20.4 12.9-30.8 19 19.7 11.1-32.5 2 0.9 0.2- 4.3 9 10.0 4.5-20.8
35-44 112 41 37.1 25.1-51.0 42 35.8 24.3-49.2 17 19.0 9.4-34.4 4 2.3 0.6- 8.0 8 5.8 2.4-13.4
45-54 134 59 37.8 26.7-50.4 36 24.5 16.0-35.6 23 16.0 9.4-25.8 6 13.6 3.8-38.8 10 8.0 3.5-17.3
55-64 90 51 64.4 50.5-76.2 23 16.6 9.9-26.5 12 11.3 5.7-21.0 1 3.7 0.5-22.0 3 4.0 1.0-14.8
65+ 49 23 42.0 25.5-60.6 18 45.7 27.5-65.2 4 5.9 2.1-15.4 4 6.3 1.9-18.4 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 60 23 43.8 25.5-64.0 19 27.5 14.4-46.0 10 16.6 5.9-38.8 4 3.0 0.7-11.8 4 9.0 2.5-27.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 175 64 34.8 25.2-45.7 48 24.8 16.3-35.7 32 13.7 8.9-20.5 11 15.3 6.8-30.9 20 11.5 6.6-19.2
Some Post-H.S. 133 60 37.6 26.6-50.1 38 30.2 20.4-42.3 22 18.8 10.5-31.5 5 1.8 0.7- 4.5 8 11.5 3.2-34.2
College Graduate 152 78 52.0 41.1-62.7 52 27.3 19.5-36.9 14 11.3 5.9-20.7 4 3.1 1.0- 9.2 4 6.3 2.1-17.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 72 29 43.3 24.5-64.1 13 14.7 5.8-32.3 17 14.9 6.8-29.5 7 7.5 2.7-19.4 6 19.7 5.1-52.9
$15,000- 24,999 85 28 24.0 14.4-37.4 32 41.4 27.5-56.7 14 22.3 11.0-40.1 3 4.2 1.1-14.7 8 8.1 3.3-18.9
$25,000- 34,999 66 24 40.1 22.6-60.6 22 27.7 14.5-46.4 9 10.0 4.2-21.9 4 15.3 3.1-50.9 7 6.8 2.9-15.4
$35,000-49,999 64 30 45.8 30.0-62.4 17 29.6 16.9-46.4 12 13.6 6.6-26.0 1 1.7 0.2-11.1 4 9.3 2.3-30.9
$50,000- 74,999 88 46 52.5 39.0-65.6 25 21.0 13.0-32.1 12 17.4 8.9-31.0 1 1.1 0.2- 7.6 4 8.1 2.6-22.4
$75,000+ 91 45 50.5 36.6-64.3 35 31.1 20.6-44.1 7 12.9 5.3-28.2 1 0.6 0.1- 4.1 3 4.9 1.4-15.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 152 73 37.6 26.5-50.1 36 24.6 15.8-36.3 21 10.2 5.1-19.3 11 15.3 6.0-33.8 11 12.4 4.1-32.1
No 326 129 39.5 32.0-47.5 109 29.7 23.2-37.1 53 18.1 12.7-25.2 12 3.3 1.5- 7.1 23 9.4 5.7-15.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 77 24 25.6 15.8-38.7 31 41.8 28.1-56.9 13 17.2 7.8-33.8 2 6.0 1.5-20.9 7 9.4 3.5-23.1
Non-Veteran 398 175 41.2 34.1-48.6 116 26.3 20.6-32.9 59 14.5 10.1-20.4 22 7.6 3.7-15.0 26 10.4 5.9-17.7

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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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