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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-FEMALES

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%)
North Carolina 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
-FEMALES 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 2,384 2,026 79.6 76.7-82.3 151 9.6 7.5-12.2 90 4.2 3.2- 5.6 87 4.4 3.3- 5.8 30 2.2 1.3- 3.6
African American 288 229 74.3 63.6-82.8 25 10.9 6.2-18.5 14 5.8 2.7-12.2 13 6.9 2.0-21.6 7 2.1 0.9- 4.9
Other Minorities 105 81 75.6 62.4-85.3 9 12.9 5.5-27.0 4 3.1 1.1- 8.6 9 7.5 3.2-16.8 2 0.9 0.2- 3.7
AGE
18-24 83 46 48.9 34.4-63.6 17 24.3 13.6-39.5 7 7.6 3.1-17.3 7 10.9 3.4-30.2 6 8.3 3.5-18.4
25-34 334 245 73.7 66.9-79.6 42 13.1 8.9-19.1 20 5.3 2.9- 9.5 22 7.0 4.1-11.7 5 0.8 0.3- 2.2
35-44 589 460 77.9 73.2-82.1 58 11.7 8.4-16.0 36 4.4 3.0- 6.4 29 4.6 3.0- 7.0 6 1.4 0.5- 3.6
45-54 606 499 82.8 78.2-86.7 38 6.1 4.0- 9.3 25 4.2 2.5- 7.0 28 3.9 2.1- 7.1 16 2.9 1.5- 5.5
55-64 586 530 88.8 84.4-92.1 22 4.2 2.4- 7.3 13 3.6 1.7- 7.5 18 2.9 1.6- 5.1 3 0.5 0.1- 2.0
65+ 565 541 96.3 94.1-97.7 9 1.3 0.6- 2.9 7 1.5 0.6- 3.4 5 0.6 0.2- 1.4 3 0.4 0.1- 1.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 87 62 75.3 59.0-86.6 9 8.7 3.8-18.9 7 6.5 2.4-16.3 6 7.9 2.3-23.3 3 1.6 0.4- 5.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 551 442 70.2 63.1-76.4 41 13.0 8.4-19.5 32 7.3 4.3-12.2 23 4.5 2.7- 7.5 13 5.0 2.3-10.5
Some Post-H.S. 782 668 79.1 72.5-84.4 48 9.1 5.8-14.0 24 3.0 1.7- 5.3 28 5.8 2.5-12.9 14 3.0 1.6- 5.6
College Graduate 1,366 1,172 82.1 78.4-85.2 88 9.3 6.8-12.7 45 3.9 2.6- 5.8 52 4.2 2.9- 6.2 9 0.4 0.2- 1.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 142 102 58.5 41.4-73.8 15 11.2 4.6-24.8 8 4.6 1.8-11.2 14 22.5 9.4-44.9 3 3.3 0.6-16.9
$15,000- 24,999 274 233 74.4 61.0-84.4 16 17.5 8.3-33.2 12 3.5 1.8- 6.9 9 4.0 1.7- 9.0 4 0.6 0.2- 1.6
$25,000- 34,999 257 218 83.8 76.2-89.3 19 8.9 4.9-15.6 10 2.8 1.3- 5.9 8 3.3 1.4- 7.4 2 1.2 0.3- 5.1
$35,000- 49,999 385 323 76.7 69.0-83.0 26 12.0 7.1-19.7 14 3.7 1.9- 6.9 16 5.2 2.8- 9.4 6 2.4 0.8- 7.1
$50,000- 74,999 499 428 82.5 76.7-87.1 26 8.5 5.3-13.6 15 3.9 1.8- 8.3 22 2.9 1.8- 4.7 8 2.1 0.9- 5.1
$75,000+ 893 751 81.1 76.8-84.8 60 8.2 5.6-11.8 37 4.7 3.0- 7.1 34 4.2 2.6- 6.7 11 1.8 0.9- 3.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 643 555 78.6 70.5-85.0 30 5.0 3.2- 7.8 20 5.6 3.1- 9.7 25 7.2 2.8-17.5 13 3.6 1.5- 8.3
No 2,025 1,690 78.4 75.2-81.3 148 11.4 8.9-14.4 85 4.3 3.1- 5.8 78 4.3 3.2- 5.8 24 1.6 1.0- 2.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 79 66 84.9 73.1-92.1 3 5.3 1.6-16.3 4 3.7 1.3-10.3 5 5.3 1.7-15.3 1 0.9 0.1- 6.0
Non-Veteran 2,461 2,059 77.8 74.6-80.7 172 10.6 8.5-13.2 95 4.5 3.3- 5.9 99 4.9 3.4- 7.1 36 2.2 1.4- 3.5

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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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