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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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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%)
TOTAL 5,091 1,475 23.2 21.5-25.0 1,542 27.0 25.1-28.9 856 17.0 15.3-18.8 394 9.4 8.0-10.9 824 23.5 21.2-25.9
GENDER
Male 2,344 484 17.0 14.9-19.3 588 22.2 19.8-24.9 480 18.9 16.4-21.6 194 9.6 7.7-11.9 598 32.3 28.9-35.9
Female 2,747 991 31.5 29.0-34.1 954 33.4 30.7-36.1 376 14.4 12.3-16.7 200 9.0 7.4-11.0 226 11.7 9.5-14.4
RACE
White 4,326 1,269 23.3 21.5-25.1 1,335 27.8 25.7-29.9 721 16.5 14.8-18.3 323 8.9 7.5-10.6 678 23.6 21.1-26.2
African American 496 143 25.4 20.3-31.3 138 25.4 20.4-31.2 81 13.9 10.1-18.7 45 11.9 8.1-17.2 89 23.4 17.4-30.6
Asian 37 10 32.0 15.8-54.1 12 17.8 8.9-32.4 9 31.9 15.5-54.5 1 3.2 0.4-19.8 5 15.1 5.3-36.2
Native American 73 15 23.4 10.8-43.5 16 20.7 9.5-39.4 17 37.8 17.8-63.0 5 4.3 0.9-17.7 20 13.9 6.9-25.9
Other Minorities 127 30 13.2 7.7-21.6 32 23.5 14.6-35.5 22 19.4 8.5-38.4 15 11.4 5.5-22.2 28 32.6 19.2-49.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 140 35 12.1 7.5-18.8 35 22.4 14.5-33.1 30 25.7 14.0-42.3 11 9.5 4.3-19.6 29 30.3 18.4-45.7
-English Speaking 101 24 9.9 5.9-16.1 28 29.8 19.1-43.3 23 17.7 9.7-30.2 7 10.8 4.1-25.6 19 31.7 18.4-48.9
-Spanish Speaking 39 11 15.0 6.6-30.7 7 12.4 4.4-30.6 7 36.5 14.6-66.0 4 7.6 2.0-25.3 10 28.4 10.4-57.5
Non-Hispanic 4,936 1,433 23.8 22.1-25.6 1,505 27.2 25.4-29.2 822 16.4 14.8-18.1 382 9.4 8.0-10.9 794 23.2 20.9-25.6
AGE
18-24 162 27 10.7 6.7-16.6 26 13.1 8.0-20.6 21 11.9 6.6-20.6 24 16.7 10.0-26.6 64 47.6 36.6-58.8
25-34 575 132 20.2 16.2-25.0 135 22.4 18.0-27.7 104 18.0 13.8-23.2 56 8.9 6.4-12.4 148 30.4 24.9-36.5
35-44 994 245 21.9 18.5-25.7 276 26.9 23.4-30.8 170 17.0 13.4-21.4 84 9.8 7.4-12.8 219 24.4 20.6-28.7
45-54 1,153 265 21.3 18.2-24.8 341 30.2 26.3-34.3 204 17.6 14.8-20.9 108 8.5 6.7-10.7 235 22.4 18.7-26.7
55-64 1,078 339 29.9 26.2-33.8 382 32.8 29.0-36.7 178 18.6 15.4-22.3 71 8.6 6.1-11.9 108 10.2 8.1-12.8
65-74 703 268 36.8 32.1-41.9 232 33.8 29.2-38.7 129 19.9 15.9-24.6 36 4.8 3.1- 7.4 38 4.7 3.1- 7.0
75+ 392 187 43.0 36.2-50.0 136 39.4 32.4-46.8 45 10.2 7.3-13.9 14 3.8 1.9- 7.4 10 3.7 1.7- 7.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 243 57 17.4 11.1-26.2 51 16.3 10.0-25.4 37 17.2 9.2-29.8 26 16.8 8.3-30.9 72 32.4 21.4-45.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,118 330 23.6 20.0-27.5 319 25.9 22.0-30.3 162 13.7 10.7-17.3 83 8.3 6.0-11.3 224 28.6 23.9-33.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,314 417 23.2 20.0-26.7 409 27.8 24.1-32.0 189 16.3 12.7-20.7 86 7.9 5.8-10.7 213 24.7 19.8-30.3
College Graduate 2,415 671 23.9 21.6-26.4 763 28.7 26.3-31.3 468 19.0 17.0-21.2 199 9.6 8.0-11.5 314 18.7 16.1-21.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 242 67 21.2 14.1-30.6 60 20.7 13.8-29.8 34 13.5 7.2-23.8 22 6.3 3.5-11.0 59 38.3 26.2-52.0
$15,000- 24,999 516 178 21.8 17.3-27.3 132 24.9 19.4-31.3 82 20.6 13.4-30.4 29 6.9 4.1-11.3 95 25.8 19.0-34.0
$25,000- 34,999 456 151 21.3 16.6-26.9 127 30.9 23.8-39.1 72 17.3 11.1-25.9 32 7.1 3.5-13.9 74 23.4 16.2-32.4
$35,000- 49,999 681 198 26.3 21.6-31.6 229 27.2 22.9-31.9 96 16.2 12.5-20.9 47 9.0 6.0-13.3 111 21.3 16.4-27.4
$50,000-74,999 869 261 24.3 20.7-28.4 270 28.4 24.2-33.1 139 15.0 11.6-19.2 56 7.1 5.0- 9.9 143 25.1 20.3-30.6
$75,000+ 1,786 418 21.5 18.8-24.5 561 26.7 23.8-29.7 363 18.9 16.5-21.6 165 11.2 9.1-13.6 279 21.8 18.1-26.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,248 406 26.5 22.7-30.7 378 26.9 22.9-31.2 203 13.4 11.0-16.3 82 6.4 4.8- 8.7 179 26.7 21.0-33.3
No 3,603 1,001 21.6 19.8-23.6 1,081 27.0 24.9-29.2 619 18.3 16.2-20.6 293 9.8 8.3-11.5 609 23.3 20.8-25.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 777 206 22.3 18.3-26.9 227 27.0 22.5-32.0 167 24.8 19.3-31.4 45 4.3 2.9- 6.3 132 21.6 16.8-27.3
Non-Veteran 3,863 1,118 23.1 21.2-25.1 1,193 27.1 25.0-29.3 602 15.2 13.5-17.0 326 10.8 9.1-12.6 624 23.9 21.3-26.8

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*This question 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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