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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICANS

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 12,921 12,448 95.6 94.9-96.3 473 4.4 3.7- 5.1
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,801 1,757 95.9 93.4-97.5 44 4.1 2.5- 6.6
GENDER
Male 582 567 96.0 92.1-98.0 15 4.0 2.0- 7.9
Female 1,219 1,190 95.9 91.9-98.0 29 4.1 2.0- 8.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 16 16 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 1,784 1,740 95.9 93.3-97.5 44 4.1 2.5- 6.7
AGE
18-24 87 79 90.4 76.8-96.4 8 9.6 3.6-23.2
25-34 203 190 94.0 87.7-97.1 13 6.0 2.9-12.3
35-44 282 273 96.0 88.0-98.7 9 4.0 1.3-12.0
45-54 388 377 96.7 92.9-98.5 11 3.3 1.5- 7.1
55-64 393 391 99.7 98.6-99.9 2 0.3 0.1- 1.4
65+ 431 430 99.8 98.8- 100 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 301 294 92.9 81.8-97.5 7 7.1 2.5-18.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 644 631 97.9 95.5-99.0 13 2.1 1.0- 4.5
Some Post-H.S. 445 434 95.4 85.5-98.7 11 4.6 1.3-14.5
College Graduate 407 394 95.1 90.1-97.6 13 4.9 2.4- 9.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 348 337 93.1 78.8-98.0 11 6.9 2.0-21.2
$15,000- 24,999 378 374 97.2 87.9-99.4 4 2.8 0.6-12.1
$25,000- 34,999 199 192 97.0 93.4-98.7 7 3.0 1.3- 6.6
$35,000-49,999 213 209 97.4 88.8-99.4 4 2.6 0.6-11.2
$50,000- 74,999 201 194 96.3 90.6-98.6 7 3.7 1.4- 9.4
$75,000+ 189 183 95.2 87.5-98.2 6 4.8 1.8-12.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 701 688 96.2 88.5-98.8 13 3.8 1.2-11.5
No 963 935 95.3 92.2-97.3 28 4.7 2.7- 7.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 215 209 96.0 88.8-98.6 6 4.0 1.4-11.2
Non-Veteran 1,436 1,402 95.7 92.6-97.5 34 4.3 2.5- 7.4

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

^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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