SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-WHITES

Heavy Drinking*

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  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
-WHITES 10,240 9,835 95.4 94.7-96.1 405 4.6 3.9- 5.3
GENDER
Male 3,843 3,663 94.8 93.5-95.9 180 5.2 4.1- 6.5
Female 6,397 6,172 96.0 95.1-96.7 225 4.0 3.3- 4.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 123 119 93.7 81.5-98.1 4 6.3 1.9-18.5
Non-Hispanic 10,099 9,698 95.5 94.7-96.1 401 4.5 3.9- 5.3
AGE
18-24 250 239 95.2 90.8-97.5 11 4.8 2.5- 9.2
25-34 835 803 95.2 92.1-97.1 32 4.8 2.9- 7.9
35-44 1,454 1,392 94.2 91.9-95.9 62 5.8 4.1- 8.1
45-54 1,934 1,829 94.8 93.2-96.0 105 5.2 4.0- 6.8
55-64 2,194 2,096 95.9 94.8-96.8 98 4.1 3.2- 5.2
65+ 3,493 3,399 97.3 96.4-97.9 94 2.7 2.1- 3.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,131 1,105 95.8 92.1-97.9 26 4.2 2.1- 7.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,986 2,904 96.2 94.6-97.4 82 3.8 2.6- 5.4
Some Post-H.S. 2,628 2,540 96.1 94.7-97.2 88 3.9 2.8- 5.3
College Graduate 3,486 3,277 94.1 92.8-95.2 209 5.9 4.8- 7.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 909 892 93.5 87.0-96.8 17 6.5 3.2-13.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,463 1,423 97.2 95.7-98.2 40 2.8 1.8- 4.3
$25,000- 34,999 1,041 1,007 95.2 91.4-97.4 34 4.8 2.6- 8.6
$35,000-49,999 1,382 1,338 97.0 95.5-98.0 44 3.0 2.0- 4.5
$50,000- 74,999 1,487 1,421 95.9 94.3-97.1 66 4.1 2.9- 5.7
$75,000+ 2,437 2,271 93.8 92.2-95.1 166 6.2 4.9- 7.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,510 3,410 96.4 94.9-97.4 100 3.6 2.6- 5.1
No 6,285 5,992 94.9 93.9-95.7 293 5.1 4.3- 6.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,367 1,319 96.5 94.8-97.7 48 3.5 2.3- 5.2
Non-Veteran 8,020 7,691 95.3 94.5-96.1 329 4.7 3.9- 5.5

Back to Derived Variables and Risk Factors.

*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

^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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 09JUN10.

SCHS Home | Search | FAQs | Guestbook