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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

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%)
TOTAL 4,629 2,326 43.1 40.9-45.4 1,403 31.9 29.7-34.1 441 10.2 8.8-11.7 185 5.3 4.2- 6.5 274 9.6 8.0-11.5
GENDER
Male 2,099 799 33.0 30.0-36.1 695 33.9 30.7-37.3 280 12.2 10.3-14.3 124 7.1 5.5- 9.3 201 13.8 11.3-16.9
Female 2,530 1,527 56.0 52.9-59.0 708 29.3 26.8-32.0 161 7.6 5.7-10.1 61 2.9 2.1- 4.0 73 4.2 2.9- 6.0
RACE
White 3,847 1,947 42.8 40.3-45.2 1,176 32.6 30.3-34.9 369 10.2 8.8-11.9 142 5.1 4.0- 6.5 213 9.4 7.6-11.6
African American 534 255 42.7 36.5-49.1 163 30.4 25.0-36.3 49 11.9 7.8-17.9 33 7.4 4.4-12.2 34 7.7 4.8-12.2
Asian 48 33 66.6 49.2-80.4 11 23.2 12.4-39.2 2 5.1 0.8-27.3 0 0.0 . - . 2 5.1 1.2-19.2
Native American 68 32 43.3 27.3-60.8 15 20.2 10.2-35.9 7 10.6 3.4-28.5 4 2.4 0.7- 8.3 10 23.5 10.8-43.8
Other Minorities 107 51 45.8 31.3-61.0 26 28.4 15.1-47.0 13 6.3 2.9-13.0 4 3.7 1.1-11.2 13 15.8 7.6-30.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 131 65 46.9 33.7-60.6 33 29.1 17.1-44.9 14 6.9 3.5-13.2 3 2.4 0.5-11.3 16 14.7 7.5-26.8
-English Speaking 87 49 48.5 32.8-64.5 26 37.4 22.1-55.6 7 6.6 2.7-15.4 3 4.9 1.0-21.1 2 2.7 0.5-12.5
-Spanish Speaking 44 16 45.4 25.4-66.9 7 20.9 6.4-50.3 7 7.2 2.5-18.5 0 0.0 . - . 14 26.6 12.7-47.5
Non-Hispanic 4,487 2,258 42.9 40.7-45.2 1,365 32.0 29.9-34.2 426 10.4 9.0-12.0 181 5.4 4.3- 6.7 257 9.3 7.6-11.2
AGE
18-24 136 40 29.2 20.0-40.4 37 21.6 13.7-32.2 17 13.9 7.3-24.9 10 6.8 2.9-14.9 32 28.6 19.0-40.5
25-34 470 187 37.5 31.7-43.7 150 35.0 29.0-41.6 56 9.7 7.0-13.3 31 6.3 3.8-10.2 46 11.4 8.0-16.1
35-44 864 331 36.3 32.2-40.6 316 37.0 32.9-41.4 102 12.0 9.5-15.0 51 7.2 5.1-10.1 64 7.5 5.5-10.2
45-54 1,072 520 46.5 42.6-50.5 315 30.7 27.2-34.5 125 10.9 8.7-13.5 48 4.8 3.2- 7.0 64 7.1 5.0-10.1
55-64 1,040 561 52.3 48.2-56.3 326 33.3 29.6-37.3 78 6.9 5.1- 9.2 28 2.5 1.7- 3.8 47 5.0 3.3- 7.4
65-74 687 429 60.3 55.4-65.0 184 27.8 23.5-32.5 51 8.3 6.0-11.4 11 1.6 0.7- 3.8 12 1.9 0.9- 4.1
75+ 327 239 73.9 67.4-79.6 66 20.5 15.3-26.8 10 2.0 1.0- 4.1 5 2.2 0.7- 6.1 7 1.4 0.6- 3.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 206 66 29.1 18.9-42.0 55 25.4 17.0-36.2 39 18.4 11.6-27.9 12 3.3 1.6- 6.5 34 23.8 15.5-34.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 915 425 40.8 35.5-46.4 237 25.6 20.9-31.0 102 10.6 7.7-14.3 52 6.8 4.3-10.6 99 16.2 11.8-21.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,192 574 39.0 34.8-43.4 362 32.0 27.8-36.6 129 12.1 9.0-16.0 52 5.8 4.1- 8.2 75 11.1 8.0-15.2
College Graduate 2,312 1,259 48.5 45.6-51.4 747 36.0 33.1-38.9 171 7.8 6.4- 9.5 69 4.4 3.1- 6.2 66 3.4 2.4- 4.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 234 106 43.5 33.4-54.1 60 23.3 16.4-32.1 30 10.8 6.4-17.8 15 9.3 4.6-17.9 23 13.1 7.8-21.3
$15,000- 24,999 472 210 36.4 29.6-43.8 123 30.6 23.0-39.5 58 9.0 6.2-12.8 27 5.3 3.3- 8.5 54 18.7 12.9-26.3
$25,000- 34,999 402 209 50.5 42.2-58.8 106 22.4 17.0-28.9 31 7.1 4.5-11.2 25 8.6 4.0-17.4 31 11.4 6.9-18.0
$35,000- 49,999 615 310 44.0 38.1-50.0 161 30.4 24.6-36.9 75 13.6 9.9-18.2 24 4.8 2.8- 8.2 45 7.3 4.9-10.6
$50,000-74,999 773 401 45.5 40.6-50.5 243 30.7 26.4-35.4 58 8.9 6.4-12.2 36 8.7 5.4-13.7 35 6.2 3.9- 9.6
$75,000+ 1,647 802 41.5 38.1-44.9 590 39.5 36.0-43.1 150 9.4 7.6-11.6 47 3.6 2.5- 5.3 58 5.9 4.1- 8.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,250 629 41.5 37.1-46.1 346 30.0 25.9-34.4 137 10.3 8.1-13.0 60 5.4 3.8- 7.6 78 12.8 8.9-18.0
No 3,208 1,610 43.6 41.0-46.3 1,005 32.3 29.8-34.9 291 10.2 8.6-12.2 118 5.2 4.0- 6.9 184 8.6 6.9-10.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 738 317 37.2 32.3-42.4 230 34.4 29.3-39.9 99 13.1 10.1-16.7 33 6.4 4.0-10.0 59 9.0 6.3-12.6
Non-Veteran 3,891 2,009 44.1 41.6-46.7 1,173 31.4 29.1-33.9 342 9.7 8.2-11.4 152 5.1 4.0- 6.4 215 9.7 7.9-11.8

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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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