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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage?*

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,708 50 0.7 0.4- 1.1 1,286 28.9 26.8-31.0 1,394 31.4 29.2-33.7 1,484 31.1 29.0-33.3 494 7.9 6.9- 9.0
GENDER
Male 2,141 17 0.7 0.3- 1.5 458 23.9 21.2-26.9 607 31.1 27.9-34.5 773 35.0 31.8-38.3 286 9.4 7.9-11.0
Female 2,567 33 0.8 0.5- 1.2 828 35.3 32.4-38.3 787 31.7 29.0-34.6 711 26.1 23.6-28.8 208 6.0 4.9- 7.5
RACE
White 3,908 39 0.5 0.4- 0.7 996 26.8 24.7-29.1 1,141 30.4 28.1-32.8 1,306 33.8 31.5-36.3 426 8.4 7.3- 9.7
African American 546 8 0.8 0.4- 1.6 202 38.1 32.0-44.6 168 29.7 24.1-35.9 126 24.6 19.2-31.0 42 6.9 4.3-10.8
Asian 48 0 0.0 . - . 19 29.8 16.9-46.9 10 29.3 12.4-54.7 15 34.9 19.0-55.2 4 6.0 1.8-18.5
Native American 71 1 0.7 0.1- 4.7 23 32.5 18.6-50.4 27 38.1 23.6-55.2 13 21.7 10.3-40.2 7 7.0 2.6-17.5
Other Minorities 109 2 3.3 0.8-13.5 41 33.1 21.2-47.7 37 47.2 32.9-61.9 16 11.8 5.1-25.0 13 4.6 2.3- 9.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 135 1 2.1 0.3-13.6 50 33.8 23.0-46.5 43 42.9 30.0-56.9 30 17.3 9.4-29.6 11 3.9 1.9- 7.7
-English Speaking 86 0 0.0 . - . 24 24.5 13.9-39.5 28 35.4 21.8-51.9 24 32.4 17.8-51.6 10 7.6 3.6-15.4
-Spanish Speaking 49 1 4.0 0.6-23.4 26 41.8 24.5-61.4 15 49.4 29.9-69.0 6 4.2 1.7-10.1 1 0.7 0.1- 4.7
Non-Hispanic 4,561 49 0.6 0.4- 0.9 1,232 28.6 26.5-30.7 1,349 30.6 28.5-32.8 1,448 32.0 29.8-34.2 483 8.2 7.2- 9.3
AGE
18-24 141 0 0.0 . - . 50 34.7 25.1-45.7 46 31.9 22.3-43.4 40 28.9 19.5-40.7 5 4.4 1.7-11.3
25-34 481 2 0.1 0.0- 0.6 164 29.7 24.7-35.3 170 39.1 32.9-45.6 131 28.2 22.9-34.2 14 2.9 1.5- 5.6
35-44 875 3 0.9 0.2- 3.4 272 31.4 27.4-35.7 287 32.4 28.4-36.6 276 31.3 27.5-35.4 37 4.0 2.6- 6.0
45-54 1,090 6 0.4 0.2- 0.9 297 27.9 24.4-31.6 315 27.6 24.3-31.2 381 35.2 31.3-39.4 91 8.9 7.0-11.2
55-64 1,061 14 1.0 0.5- 1.8 282 26.5 23.0-30.3 279 25.9 22.6-29.5 366 34.6 30.9-38.4 120 12.0 9.4-15.4
65-74 694 11 1.7 0.9- 3.4 152 20.2 16.8-24.1 182 26.5 22.5-31.0 200 28.3 24.2-32.8 149 23.3 19.4-27.8
75+ 333 13 3.5 1.8- 6.7 61 20.7 15.0-27.8 107 33.0 26.9-39.8 79 20.6 16.0-26.0 73 22.2 17.1-28.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 214 5 2.9 0.7-11.6 82 33.7 24.8-44.0 56 37.4 26.3-50.0 46 19.7 12.2-30.1 25 6.3 3.4-11.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 956 16 0.9 0.4- 1.7 298 33.0 27.9-38.5 292 33.2 27.9-38.9 234 24.6 20.1-29.8 116 8.4 6.2-11.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,207 13 0.5 0.3- 0.9 365 32.0 28.0-36.3 362 31.1 27.0-35.5 352 29.8 25.4-34.6 115 6.6 5.0- 8.7
College Graduate 2,327 16 0.4 0.3- 0.8 539 24.1 21.6-26.7 683 29.7 27.1-32.4 852 37.2 34.4-40.1 237 8.6 7.2-10.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 236 5 3.4 0.7-15.0 88 38.6 29.2-48.9 61 29.9 20.9-40.8 52 18.6 12.6-26.7 30 9.5 5.4-16.2
$15,000- 24,999 488 6 1.2 0.4- 3.6 169 36.6 29.5-44.5 145 36.2 28.5-44.8 108 18.0 12.8-24.6 60 7.9 5.6-11.1
$25,000- 34,999 412 7 0.8 0.3- 2.0 129 31.5 24.8-39.1 115 31.4 23.6-40.4 115 27.5 21.1-34.9 46 8.8 4.9-15.3
$35,000- 49,999 620 3 0.1 0.0- 0.5 159 28.5 22.9-34.9 204 33.4 27.9-39.4 177 27.7 22.5-33.6 77 10.3 7.6-13.8
$50,000-74,999 782 6 0.4 0.1- 0.9 211 26.2 22.1-30.7 243 33.4 28.7-38.5 250 32.5 27.8-37.5 72 7.6 5.7-10.1
$75,000+ 1,660 6 0.2 0.1- 0.5 371 25.2 22.2-28.6 487 29.3 26.2-32.7 636 37.3 33.9-40.7 160 8.0 6.3-10.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,276 25 1.1 0.7- 1.7 384 33.0 28.8-37.6 373 30.1 26.0-34.5 337 26.2 22.1-30.7 157 9.6 7.7-11.8
No 3,250 24 0.4 0.3- 0.7 845 27.6 25.3-30.1 966 31.6 29.1-34.3 1,095 32.8 30.3-35.4 320 7.6 6.4- 8.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 752 8 0.6 0.3- 1.4 170 25.6 21.2-30.6 197 28.4 23.7-33.7 254 33.3 28.5-38.5 123 12.0 9.5-15.1
Non-Veteran 3,955 42 0.7 0.4- 1.2 1,115 29.4 27.1-31.7 1,197 31.9 29.5-34.4 1,230 30.7 28.4-33.2 371 7.2 6.2- 8.4

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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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