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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-MALES

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
-MALES 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
RACE
White 2,013 780 32.8 29.7-36.1 672 29.8 26.9-32.9 254 14.3 12.0-16.8 102 6.1 4.2- 8.6 205 17.0 13.6-21.1
African American 234 82 38.1 29.6-47.4 75 26.0 19.3-34.1 40 16.7 10.9-24.6 11 8.3 3.4-19.2 26 10.9 6.8-17.0
Other Minorities 145 42 27.5 18.3-38.9 38 29.4 17.8-44.6 24 16.0 8.6-27.6 12 4.0 1.9- 8.1 29 23.2 12.8-38.2
AGE
18-24 86 16 17.3 9.7-28.8 17 13.6 7.6-23.2 15 11.3 6.1-20.0 8 12.3 4.8-27.8 30 45.5 30.7-61.2
25-34 260 63 28.0 20.8-36.4 78 27.5 20.6-35.7 57 18.7 13.2-25.8 18 6.6 3.6-11.7 44 19.3 13.1-27.4
35-44 428 107 26.1 20.9-32.0 156 33.6 27.3-40.6 76 18.6 13.8-24.5 19 3.1 1.6- 5.8 70 18.7 13.7-25.0
45-54 568 184 32.8 27.5-38.5 199 32.6 27.3-38.3 76 16.8 12.6-21.9 41 7.9 4.1-14.6 68 10.0 7.2-13.8
55-64 504 221 48.2 42.0-54.3 179 32.5 27.4-38.1 52 8.5 6.0-12.0 22 5.4 3.2- 9.0 30 5.5 3.5- 8.5
65+ 557 316 56.8 51.0-62.5 159 30.8 25.6-36.4 46 7.0 4.5-10.9 18 3.0 1.6- 5.6 18 2.4 1.3- 4.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 182 59 30.7 20.0-44.1 39 14.5 8.7-23.4 29 15.9 9.1-26.4 16 10.1 3.2-27.9 39 28.7 16.4-45.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 591 193 28.0 22.9-33.7 185 30.7 24.9-37.3 87 13.7 10.1-18.4 34 8.5 4.8-14.7 92 19.0 14.3-24.8
Some Post-H.S. 555 195 26.5 21.3-32.4 184 29.1 23.0-36.2 79 18.3 13.4-24.6 28 4.8 2.9- 7.7 69 21.3 14.3-30.4
College Graduate 1,086 465 41.2 37.0-45.5 384 32.6 29.0-36.4 127 12.8 10.3-15.9 48 4.5 2.9- 6.9 62 8.9 6.3-12.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 118 42 28.1 16.2-44.2 26 23.7 13.1-39.2 16 8.7 4.1-17.8 12 7.1 2.8-16.8 22 32.3 16.6-53.4
$15,000- 24,999 264 88 25.9 18.8-34.5 77 33.5 23.4-45.3 38 14.7 8.9-23.4 13 3.5 1.7- 7.2 48 22.4 14.1-33.7
$25,000- 34,999 209 75 37.9 27.1-50.0 65 25.2 17.1-35.5 27 11.8 6.9-19.5 14 10.6 3.7-26.5 28 14.5 8.1-24.6
$35,000- 49,999 296 107 30.2 22.9-38.7 100 29.3 22.7-36.8 41 15.2 10.0-22.4 15 8.1 4.5-14.1 33 17.3 9.9-28.4
$50,000- 74,999 383 148 32.4 26.2-39.3 118 25.8 20.3-32.2 60 20.4 14.2-28.5 13 3.1 1.5- 6.1 44 18.3 12.1-26.5
$75,000+ 916 351 34.4 29.9-39.2 347 33.1 28.6-37.8 110 14.3 11.1-18.2 42 4.6 2.8- 7.4 66 13.6 8.9-20.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 644 273 34.4 28.4-40.9 187 24.4 19.3-30.2 70 9.6 6.7-13.5 39 10.1 5.8-16.8 75 21.6 14.4-31.1
No 1,632 578 31.2 27.9-34.8 563 31.8 28.3-35.4 239 17.2 14.5-20.4 77 4.0 3.0- 5.4 175 15.7 12.6-19.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 705 319 38.9 33.3-44.8 237 37.3 31.0-44.1 71 12.7 8.9-17.8 27 4.3 2.5- 7.2 51 6.8 4.6- 9.9
Non-Veteran 1,497 512 31.4 27.9-35.2 481 26.4 23.4-29.7 221 15.7 13.1-18.8 92 7.2 4.9-10.3 191 19.3 15.4-23.8

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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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