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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-FEMALES

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 12,921 12,448 95.6 94.9-96.3 473 4.4 3.7- 5.1
-FEMALES 8,119 7,858 96.2 95.3-96.9 261 3.8 3.1- 4.7
RACE
White 6,397 6,172 96.0 95.1-96.7 225 4.0 3.3- 4.9
African American 1,219 1,190 95.9 91.9-98.0 29 4.1 2.0- 8.1
Other Minorities 466 459 98.8 96.9-99.5 7 1.2 0.5- 3.1
AGE
18-24 197 184 91.7 83.9-95.9 13 8.3 4.1-16.1
25-34 787 757 96.6 94.6-97.8 30 3.4 2.2- 5.4
35-44 1,240 1,202 96.6 95.0-97.7 38 3.4 2.3- 5.0
45-54 1,492 1,428 96.0 94.4-97.2 64 4.0 2.8- 5.6
55-64 1,656 1,596 96.6 95.4-97.6 60 3.4 2.4- 4.6
65+ 2,654 2,600 97.9 96.9-98.5 54 2.1 1.5- 3.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,024 1,013 97.7 94.2-99.1 11 2.3 0.9- 5.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,448 2,401 97.2 95.7-98.2 47 2.8 1.8- 4.3
Some Post-H.S. 2,131 2,072 96.0 93.2-97.7 59 4.0 2.3- 6.8
College Graduate 2,506 2,362 94.8 93.6-95.9 144 5.2 4.1- 6.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,009 988 92.6 85.2-96.4 21 7.4 3.6-14.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,338 1,321 98.9 98.0-99.4 17 1.1 0.6- 2.0
$25,000- 34,999 840 819 97.9 96.3-98.8 21 2.1 1.2- 3.7
$35,000- 49,999 1,044 1,016 97.3 95.5-98.4 28 2.7 1.6- 4.5
$50,000- 74,999 1,074 1,028 96.6 95.0-97.7 46 3.4 2.3- 5.0
$75,000+ 1,436 1,335 94.0 92.2-95.4 101 6.0 4.6- 7.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,923 2,859 96.8 94.2-98.2 64 3.2 1.8- 5.8
No 4,813 4,623 95.7 94.7-96.6 190 4.3 3.4- 5.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 180 170 94.8 89.0-97.6 10 5.2 2.4-11.0
Non-Veteran 7,250 7,019 96.2 95.2-97.0 231 3.8 3.0- 4.8

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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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