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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, have you had at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage, or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 13,127 5,382 45.5 44.0-47.1 7,745 54.5 52.9-56.0
GENDER
Male 4,921 2,523 54.5 51.9-57.0 2,398 45.5 43.0-48.1
Female 8,206 2,859 37.1 35.4-38.9 5,347 62.9 61.1-64.6
RACE
White 10,392 4,520 48.7 47.0-50.4 5,872 51.3 49.6-53.0
African American 1,834 556 37.7 34.0-41.6 1,278 62.3 58.4-66.0
Asian 101 39 50.0 37.2-62.8 62 50.0 37.2-62.8
Native American 311 85 38.5 28.4-49.8 226 61.5 50.2-71.6
Other Minorities 406 146 33.8 26.0-42.6 260 66.2 57.4-74.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 439 160 36.8 29.1-45.3 279 63.2 54.7-70.9
-English Speaking 232 108 56.4 46.3-65.9 124 43.6 34.1-53.7
-Spanish Speaking 207 52 26.2 17.1-37.9 155 73.8 62.1-82.9
Non-Hispanic 12,653 5,205 46.2 44.6-47.7 7,448 53.8 52.3-55.4
AGE
18-24 404 175 41.0 34.1-48.2 229 59.0 51.8-65.9
25-34 1,212 607 51.4 47.0-55.8 605 48.6 44.2-53.0
35-44 1,966 1,034 55.4 52.0-58.7 932 44.6 41.3-48.0
45-54 2,538 1,218 50.1 47.2-53.0 1,320 49.9 47.0-52.8
55-64 2,757 1,131 43.6 40.9-46.3 1,626 56.4 53.7-59.1
65-74 2,330 750 33.1 30.5-35.9 1,580 66.9 64.1-69.5
75+ 1,807 430 23.4 20.6-26.4 1,377 76.6 73.6-79.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,717 302 27.5 22.8-32.8 1,415 72.5 67.2-77.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,907 1,195 35.4 32.6-38.2 2,712 64.6 61.8-67.4
Some Post-H.S. 3,317 1,384 47.3 44.1-50.4 1,933 52.7 49.6-55.9
College Graduate 4,167 2,499 61.6 59.4-63.8 1,668 38.4 36.2-40.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,440 280 27.7 22.8-33.2 1,160 72.3 66.8-77.2
$15,000- 24,999 2,075 568 33.0 29.1-37.1 1,507 67.0 62.9-70.9
$25,000- 34,999 1,353 485 43.3 38.3-48.4 868 56.7 51.6-61.7
$35,000- 49,999 1,690 699 42.6 38.5-46.8 991 57.4 53.2-61.5
$50,000-74,999 1,800 898 49.7 46.0-53.4 902 50.3 46.6-54.0
$75,000+ 2,775 1,837 66.2 63.3-68.9 938 33.8 31.1-36.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,588 1,348 36.0 33.3-38.8 3,240 64.0 61.2-66.7
No 7,853 3,748 50.4 48.4-52.3 4,105 49.6 47.7-51.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,711 822 50.9 46.9-54.9 889 49.1 45.1-53.1
Non-Veteran 10,321 4,085 44.5 42.8-46.2 6,236 55.5 53.8-57.2

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^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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