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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

One drink is equivalent to a 12 ounce beer, a 5 ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, on the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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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 5,188 2,488 40.8 38.6-43.0 1,623 30.6 28.6-32.7 535 12.1 10.7-13.7 203 4.9 3.8- 6.3 339 11.6 9.7-13.8
GENDER
Male 2,414 912 33.1 30.2-36.1 792 29.4 26.6-32.4 322 14.8 12.7-17.2 126 6.2 4.5- 8.4 262 16.6 13.6-20.0
Female 2,774 1,576 51.3 48.4-54.3 831 32.2 29.5-35.1 213 8.5 7.0-10.3 77 3.2 2.3- 4.5 77 4.7 3.2- 6.9
RACE
White 4,384 2,150 41.5 39.2-43.9 1,385 31.0 28.9-33.2 420 11.4 10.0-13.0 161 4.7 3.5- 6.2 268 11.4 9.3-13.9
African American 521 225 41.4 35.1-47.9 157 27.2 22.1-33.0 79 14.8 10.9-19.9 24 6.9 3.5-12.9 36 9.8 5.9-15.7
Asian 39 20 50.7 31.2-70.0 12 23.1 11.3-41.5 4 12.5 4.2-31.7 1 2.7 0.4-17.2 2 10.9 2.1-41.4
Native American 75 29 35.0 18.8-55.5 20 27.2 13.8-46.6 11 29.5 10.8-59.1 3 1.2 0.3- 5.2 12 7.1 3.0-15.9
Other Minorities 137 51 26.9 17.9-38.3 38 34.5 21.2-50.9 16 9.6 5.0-17.4 13 5.1 2.6- 9.7 19 23.9 12.5-40.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 146 53 25.0 16.9-35.3 53 37.0 24.6-51.4 17 10.6 5.7-19.0 8 3.9 1.5- 9.8 15 23.6 12.4-40.1
-English Speaking 103 39 30.4 19.7-43.7 44 39.2 26.9-53.2 10 9.4 3.9-21.3 4 4.1 1.0-15.5 6 16.9 6.4-37.4
-Spanish Speaking 43 14 18.1 8.8-33.8 9 34.2 13.7-62.9 7 12.1 4.8-27.3 4 3.5 1.1-11.0 9 32.1 13.1-59.6
Non-Hispanic 5,028 2,426 41.6 39.5-43.9 1,566 30.2 28.2-32.3 517 12.2 10.8-13.8 195 5.0 3.9- 6.5 324 10.9 9.1-13.1
AGE
18-24 166 43 20.6 14.2-29.0 39 21.0 13.8-30.4 26 12.1 7.6-18.8 15 10.9 5.4-20.6 43 35.4 24.8-47.7
25-34 591 212 35.5 30.1-41.3 195 31.4 26.2-37.1 89 14.7 11.0-19.3 32 4.9 3.0- 8.0 63 13.5 9.6-18.7
35-44 1,013 396 35.9 31.8-40.2 344 33.4 29.2-38.0 138 15.1 12.1-18.7 47 3.8 2.6- 5.6 88 11.7 8.7-15.6
45-54 1,177 486 39.4 35.4-43.5 416 34.3 30.5-38.3 135 13.4 10.7-16.7 55 5.4 3.0- 9.3 85 7.5 5.6- 9.9
55-64 1,091 597 56.3 52.2-60.4 341 29.2 25.8-32.9 85 7.3 5.5- 9.6 33 3.7 2.4- 5.7 35 3.5 2.3- 5.2
65-74 715 445 60.9 55.7-65.8 195 29.6 25.1-34.5 43 5.4 3.3- 8.7 17 2.7 1.5- 5.1 15 1.4 0.8- 2.6
75+ 400 289 69.7 63.0-75.6 81 23.2 17.8-29.7 18 4.3 2.5- 7.2 4 0.5 0.2- 1.4 8 2.2 0.9- 5.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 265 90 30.5 21.3-41.6 65 21.2 13.6-31.5 39 14.6 8.9-22.9 21 9.2 3.5-22.2 50 24.5 14.7-37.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,145 497 35.6 31.4-40.0 327 28.7 24.4-33.4 139 12.7 10.0-16.0 65 7.9 5.2-12.0 117 15.1 11.8-19.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,332 649 37.4 33.3-41.8 401 29.1 25.0-33.6 142 14.7 11.5-18.5 46 4.0 2.6- 6.1 94 14.7 10.3-20.6
College Graduate 2,445 1,252 47.5 44.6-50.4 830 34.3 31.6-37.0 214 9.8 8.2-11.6 71 3.1 2.2- 4.4 78 5.4 3.9- 7.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 258 102 32.3 23.2-43.0 60 21.3 14.2-30.6 40 13.3 7.9-21.6 21 6.1 3.2-11.4 35 27.0 15.9-42.1
$15,000- 24,999 533 239 31.3 25.3-37.9 155 36.5 28.7-45.2 61 12.8 8.6-18.7 21 3.5 2.0- 6.2 57 15.9 10.2-23.9
$25,000- 34,999 467 222 40.2 32.5-48.3 139 31.2 23.8-39.7 46 10.8 7.2-15.8 24 7.7 3.2-17.1 36 10.2 6.1-16.4
$35,000- 49,999 678 321 39.8 34.4-45.4 213 31.4 26.7-36.6 70 12.4 9.0-16.7 28 5.8 3.6- 9.1 46 10.7 6.5-17.0
$50,000-74,999 881 445 42.9 38.0-47.8 259 28.6 24.3-33.2 97 14.3 10.5-19.2 25 2.7 1.6- 4.4 55 11.6 7.9-16.6
$75,000+ 1,812 845 42.8 39.3-46.3 663 33.0 29.9-36.3 171 11.7 9.5-14.3 57 3.8 2.5- 5.7 76 8.8 5.8-13.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,278 655 42.3 37.5-47.3 357 24.8 21.1-28.9 121 9.0 6.9-11.7 53 7.2 4.4-11.5 92 16.6 11.4-23.5
No 3,656 1,706 39.7 37.2-42.2 1,190 32.7 30.3-35.3 389 13.3 11.5-15.3 139 3.9 3.0- 4.9 232 10.4 8.6-12.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 782 357 39.6 34.2-45.2 266 37.1 31.1-43.5 76 12.5 8.9-17.3 29 4.2 2.5- 6.9 54 6.6 4.5- 9.5
Non-Veteran 3,949 1,905 40.8 38.4-43.3 1,212 29.3 27.1-31.5 409 12.2 10.6-14.0 163 5.4 4.0- 7.1 260 12.4 10.1-15.0

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* This question was 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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