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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Heavy Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,878 11,479 96.5 95.8-97.0 399 3.5 3.0- 4.2
GENDER
Male 4,359 4,187 95.9 94.7-96.8 172 4.1 3.2- 5.3
Female 7,519 7,292 97.0 96.4-97.5 227 3.0 2.5- 3.6
RACE
White 9,283 8,935 95.9 95.1-96.6 348 4.1 3.4- 4.9
African American 1,824 1,786 97.3 95.7-98.4 38 2.7 1.6- 4.3
Asian 103 101 98.7 91.9-99.8 2 1.3 0.2- 8.1
Native American 261 256 97.0 90.1-99.1 5 3.0 0.9- 9.9
Other Minorities 340 336 99.3 97.8-99.8 4 0.7 0.2- 2.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 410 406 99.4 97.7-99.9 4 0.6 0.1- 2.3
-English Speaking 235 232 99.1 95.1-99.8 3 0.9 0.2- 4.9
-Spanish Speaking 175 174 99.8 98.5- 100 1 0.2 0.0- 1.5
Non-Hispanic 11,438 11,043 96.2 95.5-96.8 395 3.8 3.2- 4.5
AGE
18-24 338 329 96.3 91.2-98.5 9 3.7 1.5- 8.8
25-34 958 925 96.6 94.7-97.8 33 3.4 2.2- 5.3
35-44 1,676 1,603 96.1 94.8-97.1 73 3.9 2.9- 5.2
45-54 2,242 2,148 95.8 94.3-96.9 94 4.2 3.1- 5.7
55-64 2,641 2,539 96.2 95.1-97.0 102 3.8 3.0- 4.9
65-74 2,217 2,151 96.9 95.9-97.7 66 3.1 2.3- 4.1
75+ 1,693 1,674 99.1 98.5-99.5 19 0.9 0.5- 1.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,507 1,486 98.7 97.3-99.3 21 1.3 0.7- 2.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,424 3,325 95.9 94.0-97.2 99 4.1 2.8- 6.0
Some Post-H.S. 2,965 2,860 96.6 95.6-97.4 105 3.4 2.6- 4.4
College Graduate 3,964 3,791 96.1 95.2-96.8 173 3.9 3.2- 4.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,305 1,277 97.3 95.5-98.4 28 2.7 1.6- 4.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,875 1,831 97.9 96.9-98.5 44 2.1 1.5- 3.1
$25,000- 34,999 1,270 1,233 96.6 94.2-98.0 37 3.4 2.0- 5.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,484 1,420 95.4 93.5-96.8 64 4.6 3.2- 6.5
$50,000-74,999 1,575 1,511 96.8 95.4-97.7 64 3.2 2.3- 4.6
$75,000+ 2,491 2,363 95.5 94.2-96.4 128 4.5 3.6- 5.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,486 4,379 96.5 94.9-97.7 107 3.5 2.3- 5.1
No 6,938 6,663 96.5 95.8-97.1 275 3.5 2.9- 4.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,631 1,565 96.0 94.5-97.1 66 4.0 2.9- 5.5
Non-Veteran 10,244 9,911 96.5 95.8-97.1 333 3.5 2.9- 4.2

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*Heavy drinkers--males having more than two drinks per day OR females having more than one drink per day.

^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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