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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-FEMALES

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%)
North Carolina 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
-FEMALES 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 2,371 1,370 52.7 49.6-55.8 713 32.6 29.6-35.7 166 7.8 6.2- 9.7 59 2.9 1.9- 4.3 63 4.1 2.9- 5.7
African American 287 143 45.5 36.6-54.6 82 28.7 21.4-37.2 39 12.5 8.0-19.0 13 5.0 2.3-10.4 10 8.3 2.8-22.3
Other Minorities 106 58 49.8 37.4-62.3 32 36.0 24.4-49.4 7 6.9 2.6-17.4 5 3.7 1.3-10.0 4 3.6 1.0-11.8
AGE
18-24 80 27 25.4 15.6-38.7 22 31.7 18.7-48.4 11 13.3 6.5-25.3 7 8.9 3.4-21.0 13 20.7 10.1-37.8
25-34 331 149 46.9 39.7-54.1 117 37.4 30.5-44.8 32 8.7 5.3-13.8 14 2.4 1.4- 4.3 19 4.7 2.9- 7.6
35-44 585 289 48.7 43.2-54.2 188 33.3 28.4-38.5 62 10.6 7.7-14.3 28 4.8 3.1- 7.5 18 2.6 1.4- 4.8
45-54 609 302 48.7 43.3-54.2 217 36.8 31.6-42.3 59 8.8 6.3-12.1 14 1.9 1.0- 3.5 17 3.8 2.1- 7.1
55-64 587 376 66.7 61.5-71.4 162 25.1 21.0-29.7 33 5.8 3.6- 9.2 11 1.6 0.8- 3.0 5 0.9 0.3- 2.8
65+ 558 418 73.3 68.0-78.0 117 23.0 18.5-28.1 15 2.3 1.3- 4.0 3 0.6 0.2- 2.3 5 0.8 0.3- 2.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 83 31 29.9 15.0-50.8 26 40.6 21.4-63.2 10 10.5 3.7-26.5 5 6.5 2.1-17.9 11 12.5 4.4-30.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 554 304 49.4 43.0-55.8 142 24.9 19.7-31.1 52 10.8 7.6-15.1 31 6.8 4.1-11.2 25 8.1 4.7-13.6
Some Post-H.S. 777 454 50.7 44.9-56.4 217 29.1 24.3-34.5 63 10.2 6.9-14.7 18 3.1 1.4- 6.9 25 6.9 3.3-13.9
College Graduate 1,359 787 54.6 50.8-58.4 446 36.2 32.5-40.0 87 6.3 4.8- 8.3 23 1.6 1.0- 2.5 16 1.3 0.7- 2.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 140 60 36.6 24.0-51.4 34 18.7 10.8-30.3 24 18.1 9.2-32.4 9 5.1 2.2-11.6 13 21.5 8.5-44.5
$15,000- 24,999 269 151 41.8 32.6-51.6 78 42.5 31.8-53.9 23 9.1 5.1-15.7 8 3.5 1.4- 8.7 9 3.1 1.3- 7.2
$25,000- 34,999 258 147 43.3 33.5-53.7 74 39.7 28.1-52.5 19 9.4 5.2-16.4 10 3.6 1.7- 7.3 8 4.0 1.7- 9.1
$35,000- 49,999 382 214 49.9 42.8-57.1 113 33.7 27.2-40.7 29 9.4 5.8-14.7 13 3.4 1.7- 6.6 13 3.7 1.8- 7.3
$50,000- 74,999 498 297 55.9 49.3-62.3 141 32.0 26.0-38.7 37 6.7 4.4-10.1 12 2.2 1.1- 4.2 11 3.2 1.5- 7.0
$75,000+ 896 494 55.1 50.5-59.7 316 32.9 28.9-37.2 61 7.8 5.4-11.1 15 2.5 1.1- 5.8 10 1.7 0.8- 3.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 634 382 55.5 48.8-62.1 170 25.6 21.0-30.8 51 8.1 5.6-11.6 14 2.4 1.3- 4.6 17 8.3 3.4-19.1
No 2,024 1,128 50.2 46.8-53.6 627 34.0 30.7-37.4 150 8.4 6.6-10.6 62 3.6 2.5- 5.3 57 3.8 2.7- 5.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 77 38 49.7 36.4-63.0 29 34.1 22.6-47.9 5 10.6 4.2-24.2 2 2.4 0.5-10.1 3 3.1 0.9- 9.9
Non-Veteran 2,452 1,393 50.9 47.8-54.1 731 32.3 29.4-35.5 188 8.4 6.8-10.3 71 3.4 2.4- 4.8 69 4.9 3.2- 7.4

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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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