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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have 5 or more drinks on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,215 4,119 71.2 68.8-73.5 398 10.4 8.9-12.0 257 6.6 5.2- 8.2 309 8.6 7.0-10.5 132 3.3 2.5- 4.2
GENDER
Male 2,428 1,774 65.8 62.2-69.2 212 10.7 8.7-13.1 149 8.1 6.0-10.9 200 11.3 8.9-14.2 93 4.2 3.1- 5.6
Female 2,787 2,345 78.7 75.8-81.3 186 9.9 8.0-12.3 108 4.4 3.4- 5.8 109 4.9 3.4- 6.9 39 2.1 1.3- 3.2
RACE
White 4,406 3,522 72.0 69.4-74.5 323 10.4 8.8-12.3 210 6.4 4.9- 8.3 244 7.8 6.3- 9.6 107 3.4 2.6- 4.4
African American 521 390 68.9 61.8-75.2 49 10.3 7.1-14.7 28 7.7 4.2-14.0 38 9.4 5.6-15.4 16 3.7 1.7- 7.8
Asian 38 32 83.2 61.4-93.9 0 0.0 . - . 2 11.8 3.0-36.5 4 5.0 1.4-16.5 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 80 51 75.6 58.4-87.3 7 9.6 2.8-28.4 8 7.1 2.7-17.2 9 4.6 1.8-11.5 5 3.0 0.9- 9.8
Other Minorities 136 94 56.1 40.4-70.6 16 14.4 6.6-28.5 8 5.2 2.1-12.3 14 22.6 10.0-43.6 4 1.6 0.6- 4.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 150 107 57.7 43.3-70.9 18 15.3 7.9-27.6 10 7.0 2.9-15.9 11 16.4 6.3-36.4 4 3.6 1.1-10.9
-English Speaking 106 78 57.2 42.1-71.1 14 24.7 12.9-42.2 7 10.3 3.8-25.1 4 2.1 0.7- 6.7 3 5.6 1.6-18.1
-Spanish Speaking 44 29 58.4 32.4-80.5 4 3.2 1.0- 9.9 3 2.6 0.7- 9.6 7 34.7 13.6-64.2 1 1.0 0.1- 7.3
Non-Hispanic 5,049 3,997 71.9 69.5-74.2 379 10.1 8.7-11.7 247 6.6 5.2- 8.3 298 8.1 6.7- 9.8 128 3.3 2.5- 4.2
AGE
18-24 170 89 46.0 35.7-56.7 31 17.8 11.3-26.8 19 12.9 6.2-25.0 22 18.6 10.7-30.2 9 4.8 2.3- 9.4
25-34 595 399 64.2 58.3-69.8 81 15.2 11.0-20.5 43 7.7 5.1-11.3 58 11.2 7.8-15.7 14 1.8 0.9- 3.4
35-44 1,016 728 68.3 63.6-72.8 113 11.3 8.9-14.3 73 6.4 4.6- 8.9 72 9.2 6.1-13.7 30 4.7 2.8- 7.9
45-54 1,173 876 73.9 69.7-77.7 103 9.2 7.1-11.8 54 5.5 3.1- 9.5 86 6.6 4.9- 8.9 54 4.8 3.3- 6.9
55-64 1,095 937 84.4 80.9-87.4 53 4.9 3.5- 7.0 45 5.4 3.4- 8.5 47 3.8 2.6- 5.4 13 1.4 0.7- 2.9
65-74 724 666 92.7 89.4-95.0 13 1.5 0.8- 2.9 20 2.3 1.4- 3.9 17 2.7 1.2- 6.2 8 0.8 0.4- 1.7
75+ 407 391 95.6 92.4-97.6 3 0.5 0.2- 1.9 3 1.1 0.3- 3.6 7 1.3 0.6- 2.7 3 1.4 0.4- 4.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 276 179 59.5 47.6-70.4 27 7.2 4.3-11.8 21 6.1 3.0-11.9 29 18.7 10.0-32.1 20 8.6 4.0-17.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,143 860 67.2 62.2-71.9 92 12.4 9.1-16.7 64 8.5 5.5-12.9 82 7.4 5.5- 9.9 45 4.5 3.0- 6.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,342 1,061 69.6 64.0-74.6 106 10.1 7.5-13.5 65 7.6 4.4-12.7 73 9.4 6.0-14.4 37 3.3 2.2- 5.0
College Graduate 2,453 2,018 76.5 73.5-79.2 173 10.0 8.0-12.5 107 5.1 3.9- 6.5 125 6.8 5.2- 8.8 30 1.6 1.0- 2.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 260 183 55.9 43.4-67.6 23 7.6 3.8-14.6 12 4.1 1.8- 8.9 32 26.4 15.4-41.5 10 6.1 2.1-16.1
$15,000- 24,999 545 418 66.5 57.6-74.3 40 11.5 7.1-18.1 31 5.6 3.5- 8.8 27 10.6 4.9-21.5 29 5.8 3.0-11.1
$25,000- 34,999 464 364 71.1 62.2-78.6 37 10.1 6.4-15.5 24 10.1 4.6-20.6 25 4.8 2.9- 7.8 14 4.0 2.0- 7.8
$35,000- 49,999 680 540 72.1 65.8-77.5 51 12.0 7.7-18.2 34 6.2 3.7-10.1 41 7.2 4.8-10.5 14 2.6 1.3- 5.1
$50,000-74,999 882 698 70.6 65.1-75.5 62 10.5 7.5-14.4 37 6.2 3.9- 9.8 57 8.5 5.4-13.2 28 4.2 2.5- 7.0
$75,000+ 1,814 1,444 73.8 69.7-77.5 143 10.1 7.9-12.8 99 7.4 4.9-11.1 103 7.0 5.0- 9.7 25 1.8 1.1- 2.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,297 1,059 70.0 63.8-75.6 70 6.9 4.9- 9.5 51 9.1 5.1-15.9 75 10.1 6.5-15.3 42 3.8 2.4- 6.0
No 3,658 2,853 70.7 67.9-73.3 306 11.8 9.9-13.9 193 5.8 4.7- 7.1 221 8.5 6.7-10.7 85 3.3 2.4- 4.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 797 646 74.0 67.1-80.0 56 11.8 7.8-17.5 32 3.0 1.9- 4.6 45 8.0 4.0-15.5 18 3.2 1.6- 6.0
Non-Veteran 3,958 3,099 70.4 67.6-73.1 309 10.4 8.8-12.3 197 7.0 5.4- 9.1 246 8.7 7.0-10.8 107 3.4 2.6- 4.6

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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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