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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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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%)
TOTAL 4,541 1,386 26.3 24.4-28.3 1,373 27.2 25.2-29.2 698 15.6 13.9-17.4 375 8.8 7.6-10.2 709 22.1 20.0-24.5
GENDER
Male 2,038 432 18.5 16.2-21.1 513 22.6 20.0-25.5 390 17.2 14.8-19.8 175 9.0 7.2-11.1 528 32.8 29.3-36.4
Female 2,503 954 36.0 33.1-39.0 860 32.9 30.1-35.7 308 13.6 11.4-16.2 200 8.6 7.2-10.3 181 9.0 7.2-11.1
RACE
White 3,780 1,142 25.5 23.5-27.6 1,133 27.3 25.1-29.6 598 15.9 14.1-17.8 308 8.8 7.5-10.2 599 22.6 20.2-25.1
African American 524 161 27.8 22.4-33.8 185 32.6 27.1-38.6 65 16.3 11.4-22.7 51 9.0 6.1-12.9 62 14.4 10.6-19.3
Asian 46 21 44.0 28.0-61.5 16 38.1 22.2-57.0 5 8.2 2.8-21.7 2 4.4 1.1-16.8 2 5.2 0.8-27.9
Native American 67 25 41.3 25.5-59.2 14 14.5 6.5-29.2 7 11.2 3.9-28.3 3 1.2 0.3- 4.4 18 31.7 17.7-50.2
Other Minorities 102 31 27.9 17.0-42.2 23 13.9 8.0-23.1 16 11.1 4.8-23.6 9 11.6 4.5-27.0 23 35.5 21.1-53.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 126 34 25.8 16.1-38.7 33 18.9 11.8-28.7 25 18.5 10.1-31.3 8 2.7 1.2- 5.8 26 34.1 20.9-50.5
-English Speaking 87 22 20.7 10.8-36.1 28 29.7 18.2-44.6 19 23.0 12.0-39.6 8 5.4 2.5-11.5 10 21.1 8.6-43.3
-Spanish Speaking 39 12 30.9 15.3-52.4 5 8.1 2.8-20.9 6 14.0 4.3-37.1 0 0.0 . - . 16 47.1 26.0-69.3
Non-Hispanic 4,406 1,349 26.4 24.5-28.3 1,340 27.8 25.8-29.9 669 15.3 13.7-17.1 367 9.2 7.9-10.7 681 21.4 19.3-23.6
AGE
18-24 127 30 21.5 13.9-31.7 28 21.5 13.3-33.0 9 10.8 4.7-23.2 12 7.4 3.2-16.0 48 38.7 27.8-51.0
25-34 464 113 22.0 17.4-27.3 114 22.6 18.1-27.8 67 16.3 12.0-21.8 41 7.8 5.2-11.4 129 31.4 25.4-38.1
35-44 846 179 22.0 18.4-26.0 254 29.3 25.4-33.5 143 15.0 12.4-18.0 87 10.7 8.3-13.8 183 23.1 19.5-27.1
45-54 1,054 289 26.8 23.5-30.4 318 28.3 25.0-31.8 165 16.3 13.6-19.4 96 9.6 7.4-12.5 186 19.0 15.9-22.4
55-64 1,030 347 31.8 28.1-35.7 307 28.7 25.2-32.4 178 18.8 15.8-22.2 81 8.6 6.5-11.2 117 12.2 9.6-15.4
65-74 677 253 35.5 31.0-40.2 239 31.3 27.1-35.8 105 18.5 14.8-22.8 43 8.0 5.4-11.6 37 6.8 4.6- 9.9
75+ 313 165 53.0 45.8-60.2 104 35.5 28.8-42.7 28 7.2 4.5-11.3 11 3.0 1.5- 5.9 5 1.3 0.5- 3.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 192 57 30.4 20.8-42.1 39 17.9 9.2-31.9 30 17.5 10.1-28.6 13 5.5 2.7-10.9 53 28.7 20.0-39.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 894 268 24.8 20.5-29.7 243 22.8 18.8-27.5 115 13.1 9.7-17.4 65 7.3 4.8-11.1 203 31.9 26.3-38.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,175 372 25.1 21.7-28.9 349 27.5 23.6-31.8 164 14.3 11.0-18.3 90 9.1 7.0-11.8 200 23.9 19.7-28.7
College Graduate 2,276 689 27.3 24.8-30.0 740 30.4 27.9-33.0 388 17.4 15.3-19.7 206 9.8 8.1-11.7 253 15.2 12.9-17.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 226 74 29.7 21.4-39.6 51 15.8 10.5-23.2 32 21.1 12.4-33.6 20 9.6 4.8-18.3 49 23.7 16.5-32.7
$15,000- 24,999 461 146 28.3 22.0-35.6 120 23.0 17.5-29.7 63 10.5 7.4-14.7 44 7.4 4.9-11.1 88 30.8 22.6-40.4
$25,000- 34,999 390 137 30.7 23.6-38.8 114 29.1 21.8-37.8 45 9.4 5.9-14.7 23 4.7 2.8- 7.9 71 26.0 19.2-34.4
$35,000- 49,999 605 184 25.0 20.5-30.2 182 28.3 23.2-34.1 92 15.3 11.6-19.9 44 11.1 6.7-17.9 103 20.3 15.7-25.7
$50,000-74,999 771 241 27.1 23.2-31.4 245 29.3 25.2-33.8 106 13.8 10.6-17.9 57 9.4 6.7-13.2 122 20.3 16.2-25.1
$75,000+ 1,616 417 23.3 20.5-26.4 500 27.8 24.9-30.9 313 18.7 16.2-21.5 158 10.1 8.2-12.4 228 20.1 16.9-23.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,226 428 27.8 24.2-31.7 332 25.2 21.3-29.6 168 12.8 10.3-15.7 109 11.8 8.7-15.8 189 22.5 18.2-27.4
No 3,158 906 25.7 23.4-28.0 994 27.7 25.4-30.0 513 17.0 14.9-19.3 249 7.7 6.5- 9.1 496 22.0 19.5-24.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 725 192 23.3 19.2-27.9 204 27.2 22.6-32.4 139 16.6 13.4-20.4 53 10.4 7.2-14.9 137 22.4 18.1-27.4
Non-Veteran 3,816 1,194 26.8 24.7-29.1 1,169 27.2 25.0-29.4 559 15.4 13.6-17.4 322 8.5 7.3-10.0 572 22.1 19.7-24.7

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*This question 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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