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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage?*

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,270 48 0.9 0.6- 1.4 1,544 29.6 27.6-31.7 1,542 31.4 29.3-33.7 1,610 29.9 27.9-32.0 526 8.2 7.1- 9.4
GENDER
Male 2,459 20 0.7 0.4- 1.3 571 26.2 23.4-29.2 704 30.7 27.6-34.0 843 32.5 29.5-35.7 321 9.9 8.2-11.9
Female 2,811 28 1.2 0.7- 2.1 973 34.2 31.5-36.9 838 32.5 29.6-35.5 767 26.3 24.0-28.8 205 5.8 4.7- 7.2
RACE
White 4,435 31 0.6 0.4- 1.0 1,248 28.3 26.1-30.5 1,265 31.4 29.0-34.0 1,405 30.7 28.6-32.9 486 9.0 7.8-10.3
African American 537 10 1.4 0.5- 3.8 209 36.6 30.7-42.9 171 31.1 25.5-37.4 126 24.5 19.2-30.8 21 6.3 3.3-11.8
Asian 39 0 0.0 . - . 10 30.2 14.5-52.4 12 17.8 8.9-32.4 12 38.0 21.1-58.4 5 14.1 3.8-40.7
Native American 83 1 1.3 0.2- 8.8 25 40.3 22.9-60.7 23 29.9 11.8-57.7 27 25.6 13.9-42.2 7 2.9 1.1- 7.5
Other Minorities 144 5 3.9 1.3-11.2 44 26.7 17.2-38.9 59 36.4 24.7-49.9 30 30.0 17.0-47.3 6 3.1 1.2- 7.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 155 7 3.8 1.4- 9.8 46 34.3 23.3-47.2 56 25.1 17.2-35.0 36 31.5 19.1-47.2 10 5.4 2.4-11.8
-English Speaking 103 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0 27 39.1 25.1-55.2 39 29.2 19.0-41.9 27 22.7 13.8-35.0 9 8.9 3.7-19.9
-Spanish Speaking 52 6 7.8 2.7-20.4 19 29.0 14.8-48.9 17 20.6 10.5-36.5 9 41.1 20.2-65.8 1 1.5 0.2-10.5
Non-Hispanic 5,100 41 0.7 0.5- 1.2 1,493 29.4 27.4-31.4 1,483 31.8 29.6-34.2 1,568 29.7 27.8-31.8 515 8.4 7.2- 9.7
AGE
18-24 170 0 0.0 . - . 67 32.3 23.5-42.5 50 35.8 25.5-47.7 46 25.8 18.0-35.6 7 6.0 2.8-12.7
25-34 600 4 0.4 0.1- 1.1 215 32.0 27.0-37.4 197 34.8 29.3-40.7 167 28.5 23.4-34.1 17 4.4 2.2- 8.5
35-44 1,022 5 1.2 0.4- 2.9 359 33.7 29.7-38.0 339 32.7 28.6-37.0 295 28.8 24.7-33.2 24 3.7 2.0- 6.9
45-54 1,193 7 0.9 0.3- 2.8 311 25.2 21.7-29.0 362 31.3 27.6-35.3 419 35.3 31.3-39.5 94 7.3 5.6- 9.6
55-64 1,106 9 0.5 0.2- 1.0 308 28.2 24.5-32.3 315 28.4 24.9-32.2 352 31.2 27.5-35.2 122 11.7 9.3-14.7
65-74 730 6 0.8 0.3- 2.1 187 24.9 21.0-29.3 163 22.6 18.6-27.2 228 31.0 26.6-35.8 146 20.6 16.7-25.2
75+ 414 16 7.1 3.6-13.5 85 20.7 16.0-26.3 105 21.1 16.3-26.8 94 20.2 15.5-26.0 114 30.9 24.5-38.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 289 7 2.3 0.8- 6.5 91 34.3 24.4-45.9 86 28.8 19.6-40.1 68 16.6 9.8-26.7 37 18.1 10.9-28.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,161 16 1.3 0.6- 2.9 404 33.4 29.2-37.7 356 29.5 25.3-34.0 300 30.2 25.6-35.2 85 5.6 3.9- 8.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,353 15 0.8 0.4- 1.5 454 33.5 29.3-38.0 377 33.5 28.6-38.7 378 26.3 22.5-30.5 129 5.9 4.5- 7.7
College Graduate 2,466 10 0.6 0.2- 1.3 595 24.3 21.9-26.8 722 31.7 29.0-34.5 864 34.5 31.8-37.3 275 9.0 7.5-10.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 267 8 3.1 1.0- 9.0 86 29.4 21.0-39.6 82 27.1 17.8-38.9 66 28.2 18.4-40.6 25 12.1 5.8-23.6
$15,000- 24,999 557 7 0.7 0.3- 1.5 189 31.3 25.2-38.1 175 30.7 24.1-38.2 134 27.3 20.2-35.8 52 10.1 6.1-16.2
$25,000- 34,999 478 5 0.7 0.2- 2.1 160 36.1 28.8-44.0 129 27.6 20.6-35.8 132 29.3 21.9-37.9 52 6.4 3.8-10.5
$35,000- 49,999 688 6 1.1 0.3- 3.2 242 37.6 32.0-43.5 213 32.2 27.1-37.8 172 22.8 18.8-27.4 55 6.3 4.3- 9.3
$50,000-74,999 885 3 0.3 0.1- 0.8 271 29.8 25.5-34.5 256 33.6 28.5-39.1 265 27.7 23.7-32.1 90 8.7 6.4-11.6
$75,000+ 1,818 6 0.4 0.1- 1.2 413 23.3 20.4-26.5 518 33.2 29.4-37.2 701 36.5 33.2-39.9 180 6.6 5.3- 8.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,305 21 1.6 0.8- 3.3 409 32.9 28.6-37.6 371 30.6 25.6-36.2 351 25.3 20.9-30.2 153 9.5 7.2-12.5
No 3,696 25 0.6 0.4- 1.1 1,050 27.7 25.4-30.0 1,092 32.2 29.7-34.8 1,182 31.9 29.5-34.4 347 7.6 6.4- 9.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 800 6 0.7 0.3- 1.8 198 26.8 22.2-31.9 218 29.1 23.9-34.9 256 32.3 26.7-38.5 122 11.0 8.4-14.3
Non-Veteran 4,006 37 0.8 0.5- 1.3 1,196 29.6 27.4-32.0 1,177 31.9 29.4-34.6 1,237 30.2 27.9-32.6 359 7.4 6.2- 8.8

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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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