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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-WHITES

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
-WHITES 4,384 2,150 41.5 39.2-43.9 1,385 31.0 28.9-33.2 420 11.4 10.0-13.0 161 4.7 3.5- 6.2 268 11.4 9.3-13.9
GENDER
Male 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
Female 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
HISPANIC
Hispanic 55 20 25.7 14.0-42.2 25 35.3 19.6-54.9 6 11.4 3.5-31.1 1 5.1 0.7-28.6 3 22.5 7.0-53.1
Non-Hispanic 4,323 2,126 41.9 39.5-44.3 1,359 30.9 28.8-33.1 413 11.4 10.0-13.1 160 4.7 3.5- 6.2 265 11.1 9.0-13.6
AGE
18-24 105 28 19.4 12.0-29.9 20 17.2 9.2-29.8 19 14.5 8.4-24.0 7 10.9 4.1-25.7 31 37.9 24.6-53.3
25-34 438 154 32.9 26.8-39.6 149 32.5 26.6-39.1 64 14.1 10.3-19.1 25 6.1 3.4-10.5 46 14.4 9.6-21.0
35-44 814 318 35.9 31.5-40.4 281 32.8 28.7-37.2 104 13.9 10.8-17.6 39 4.4 2.9- 6.7 72 13.1 9.5-17.8
45-54 987 407 39.8 35.5-44.2 366 37.1 32.9-41.5 106 12.6 9.7-16.2 42 3.4 2.3- 5.0 66 7.1 5.2- 9.7
55-64 965 525 55.3 50.9-59.6 307 30.8 27.0-34.8 72 7.0 5.1- 9.6 31 3.8 2.4- 5.9 30 3.1 2.0- 4.9
65+ 1,046 701 65.9 61.8-69.8 252 26.0 22.5-29.8 55 4.8 3.1- 7.2 17 1.7 0.9- 3.3 21 1.6 1.0- 2.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 170 57 25.9 15.2-40.6 41 22.1 11.3-38.8 20 10.7 5.5-19.9 15 14.7 4.8-37.2 37 26.6 13.8-44.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 897 409 37.1 32.4-42.0 256 27.5 23.1-32.3 101 13.7 10.2-18.0 46 5.6 3.6- 8.5 85 16.2 12.0-21.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,128 562 38.8 34.2-43.5 343 27.9 23.8-32.4 112 13.7 10.5-17.7 35 4.4 2.7- 7.0 76 15.3 10.2-22.1
College Graduate 2,189 1,122 46.7 43.7-49.8 745 35.3 32.4-38.2 187 9.3 7.7-11.1 65 3.3 2.3- 4.8 70 5.5 3.9- 7.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 156 64 30.0 20.4-41.8 42 29.6 19.0-43.1 16 10.2 3.9-24.1 13 6.0 2.4-14.0 21 24.2 13.2-40.2
$15,000- 24,999 394 193 39.2 31.5-47.5 107 30.0 22.5-38.8 42 10.7 7.2-15.7 13 2.9 1.5- 5.7 39 17.2 9.8-28.4
$25,000- 34,999 368 183 39.5 31.2-48.5 110 33.2 24.3-43.5 31 9.7 5.8-15.6 19 5.7 3.3- 9.8 25 11.9 6.4-20.9
$35,000-49,999 590 281 38.9 33.1-45.0 190 32.1 27.0-37.8 57 12.2 8.6-17.1 22 5.7 3.4- 9.4 40 11.1 6.5-18.4
$50,000- 74,999 754 384 41.8 36.8-47.1 225 30.9 26.1-36.2 77 12.4 9.0-16.9 23 3.1 1.8- 5.3 45 11.7 7.6-17.6
$75,000+ 1,657 771 42.2 38.6-46.0 603 32.3 29.1-35.7 160 11.8 9.5-14.6 53 4.1 2.6- 6.3 70 9.5 6.2-14.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,062 558 45.4 40.0-50.9 303 25.3 21.2-29.8 93 9.1 6.8-12.0 38 5.6 3.4- 9.2 70 14.7 9.3-22.5
No 3,132 1,495 40.3 37.7-43.0 1,028 33.1 30.6-35.7 310 12.1 10.3-14.1 114 3.9 3.0- 5.1 185 10.6 8.4-13.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 671 322 44.5 39.0-50.1 221 32.4 27.5-37.7 60 12.7 8.7-18.2 25 3.9 2.2- 6.8 43 6.5 4.3- 9.6
Non-Veteran 3,334 1,639 41.3 38.6-44.0 1,041 30.5 28.1-33.0 322 11.3 9.7-13.2 127 5.1 3.7- 6.9 205 11.8 9.3-14.8

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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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