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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 12,921 12,448 95.6 94.9-96.3 473 4.4 3.7- 5.1
GENDER
Male 4,802 4,590 95.0 93.7-96.1 212 5.0 3.9- 6.3
Female 8,119 7,858 96.2 95.3-96.9 261 3.8 3.1- 4.7
RACE
White 10,240 9,835 95.4 94.7-96.1 405 4.6 3.9- 5.3
African American 1,801 1,757 95.9 93.4-97.5 44 4.1 2.5- 6.6
Asian 101 97 92.3 75.4-97.9 4 7.7 2.1-24.6
Native American 301 293 97.7 94.6-99.0 8 2.3 1.0- 5.4
Other Minorities 400 390 96.4 88.7-98.9 10 3.6 1.1-11.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 429 420 95.9 89.0-98.5 9 4.1 1.5-11.0
-English Speaking 225 220 95.8 88.6-98.5 5 4.2 1.5-11.4
-Spanish Speaking 204 200 96.0 83.8-99.1 4 4.0 0.9-16.2
Non-Hispanic 12,460 11,996 95.6 94.8-96.2 464 4.4 3.8- 5.2
AGE
18-24 393 370 92.8 87.9-95.8 23 7.2 4.2-12.1
25-34 1,195 1,143 95.4 93.3-96.9 52 4.6 3.1- 6.7
35-44 1,946 1,872 95.2 93.3-96.6 74 4.8 3.4- 6.7
45-54 2,490 2,367 95.3 93.9-96.3 123 4.7 3.7- 6.1
55-64 2,713 2,613 96.8 95.9-97.5 100 3.2 2.5- 4.1
65-74 2,291 2,222 97.4 96.4-98.1 69 2.6 1.9- 3.6
75+ 1,782 1,753 98.1 97.1-98.8 29 1.9 1.2- 2.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,679 1,640 95.0 91.2-97.2 39 5.0 2.8- 8.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,854 3,752 96.7 95.4-97.6 102 3.3 2.4- 4.6
Some Post-H.S. 3,260 3,157 96.1 94.5-97.3 103 3.9 2.7- 5.5
College Graduate 4,110 3,881 94.5 93.3-95.5 229 5.5 4.5- 6.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,417 1,382 92.7 86.9-96.0 35 7.3 4.0-13.1
$15,000- 24,999 2,041 1,993 97.2 95.2-98.4 48 2.8 1.6- 4.8
$25,000- 34,999 1,335 1,292 95.9 93.2-97.6 43 4.1 2.4- 6.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,672 1,623 97.1 95.7-98.1 49 2.9 1.9- 4.3
$50,000-74,999 1,778 1,701 96.2 94.8-97.2 77 3.8 2.8- 5.2
$75,000+ 2,742 2,565 94.2 92.7-95.3 177 5.8 4.7- 7.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,513 4,392 96.0 94.0-97.3 121 4.0 2.7- 6.0
No 7,757 7,420 95.2 94.3-95.9 337 4.8 4.1- 5.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,666 1,609 96.6 95.1-97.7 57 3.4 2.3- 4.9
Non-Veteran 10,179 9,797 95.5 94.6-96.2 382 4.5 3.8- 5.4

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*Heavy drinkers--adult men having more than two drinks per day and adult women having more than one drink per day.

^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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