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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have
'5 or more drinks' [for men] OR '4 or more drinks' [for women] on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,633 3,693 74.3 72.1-76.4 358 9.7 8.3-11.4 193 5.3 4.3- 6.5 281 8.2 6.9- 9.7 108 2.5 1.9- 3.3
GENDER
Male 2,104 1,548 67.8 64.4-71.0 199 11.7 9.4-14.5 100 6.3 4.8- 8.3 180 10.8 8.7-13.2 77 3.4 2.4- 4.7
Female 2,529 2,145 82.5 80.0-84.7 159 7.2 5.9- 8.9 93 4.0 2.8- 5.7 101 5.0 3.8- 6.4 31 1.3 0.8- 2.1
RACE
White 3,850 3,063 73.7 71.3-75.9 296 9.7 8.3-11.5 159 5.4 4.2- 6.8 239 8.7 7.3-10.4 93 2.5 1.9- 3.3
African American 533 432 79.4 73.8-84.1 39 5.4 3.6- 8.1 22 6.0 3.2-10.7 29 6.4 4.1- 9.8 11 2.8 1.2- 6.6
Asian 48 45 92.3 73.3-98.1 2 7.6 1.8-26.8 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.1 0.0- 0.9 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 67 51 76.8 59.3-88.3 5 8.8 3.1-22.8 5 2.2 0.6- 7.5 5 11.1 3.4-30.6 1 1.1 0.1- 7.3
Other Minorities 110 83 66.3 49.7-79.7 15 20.2 9.4-38.0 6 4.4 1.6-11.7 4 6.8 1.6-24.0 2 2.4 0.3-14.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 135 103 69.0 53.5-81.1 18 18.7 8.8-35.3 4 3.7 1.2-10.6 7 7.3 2.2-21.9 3 1.4 0.3- 6.1
-English Speaking 87 71 73.5 53.5-87.0 7 8.5 3.0-21.9 1 2.0 0.3-12.8 5 13.1 3.3-39.4 3 2.9 0.6-12.2
-Spanish Speaking 48 32 64.9 41.7-82.7 11 27.9 11.4-53.7 3 5.2 1.4-18.0 2 2.0 0.4- 9.2 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 4,487 3,582 74.6 72.5-76.7 340 9.2 7.9-10.6 188 5.4 4.3- 6.7 273 8.3 7.0- 9.8 104 2.6 1.9- 3.4
AGE
18-24 136 78 61.3 50.2-71.3 22 12.7 7.0-21.8 12 10.5 5.3-19.6 19 12.0 7.0-19.7 5 3.6 1.3- 9.3
25-34 466 317 65.2 58.5-71.3 55 13.8 9.3-19.8 32 5.7 3.5- 9.4 47 12.4 8.4-17.8 15 2.9 1.4- 5.9
35-44 864 631 72.2 68.2-76.0 84 10.3 7.9-13.4 45 5.3 3.8- 7.5 76 9.1 6.8-12.1 28 3.0 1.8- 4.7
45-54 1,074 819 76.6 73.2-79.7 95 9.2 7.1-11.7 63 5.3 3.9- 7.3 75 7.2 5.4- 9.4 22 1.8 1.1- 2.9
55-64 1,042 880 84.2 80.9-87.0 69 6.8 5.1- 8.9 26 3.2 1.7- 6.0 39 3.5 2.3- 5.2 28 2.3 1.5- 3.6
65-74 688 624 89.5 86.1-92.1 28 4.2 2.7- 6.4 12 2.3 1.1- 4.7 16 2.7 1.5- 4.8 8 1.4 0.6- 3.1
75+ 329 317 97.2 94.5-98.6 5 1.3 0.5- 3.3 2 0.5 0.1- 2.4 4 0.9 0.2- 3.4 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 206 145 70.8 60.5-79.3 19 8.8 4.9-15.2 13 6.6 3.2-13.1 16 8.6 4.4-16.3 13 5.2 2.0-12.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 912 664 67.1 61.5-72.3 83 11.1 7.4-16.3 41 6.8 4.4-10.6 88 11.0 8.3-14.5 36 3.9 2.5- 6.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,195 940 72.0 67.2-76.3 97 10.4 7.5-14.3 54 4.8 3.1- 7.4 73 10.0 7.2-13.6 31 2.8 1.7- 4.6
College Graduate 2,317 1,941 79.8 77.0-82.3 159 8.8 7.2-10.6 85 4.6 3.3- 6.3 104 5.7 4.1- 7.8 28 1.2 0.7- 2.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 231 171 72.5 63.2-80.1 23 10.1 5.8-17.0 7 3.0 1.1- 8.0 20 9.8 5.5-17.0 10 4.6 2.0-10.4
$15,000- 24,999 474 353 65.0 56.1-73.1 44 12.7 6.7-22.8 24 10.3 5.6-18.1 33 8.2 5.0-13.1 20 3.8 2.2- 6.4
$25,000- 34,999 400 314 72.5 64.2-79.6 33 10.2 5.7-17.6 15 3.1 1.6- 5.9 22 9.1 5.2-15.5 16 5.1 2.3-10.7
$35,000- 49,999 611 487 76.4 70.8-81.1 39 7.8 5.1-11.9 25 4.6 2.7- 7.9 43 8.1 5.5-11.8 17 3.0 1.4- 6.4
$50,000-74,999 775 622 76.1 71.0-80.6 66 10.5 7.7-14.1 33 5.0 2.8- 8.7 40 6.7 4.1-10.7 14 1.8 1.0- 3.2
$75,000+ 1,647 1,325 74.3 70.7-77.6 128 10.3 8.0-13.3 73 6.1 4.4- 8.4 98 7.7 5.9-10.0 23 1.6 0.9- 2.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,246 1,003 75.4 71.3-79.1 88 7.6 5.8-10.0 52 5.9 3.7- 9.2 68 8.0 5.9-10.7 35 3.1 1.8- 5.1
No 3,219 2,558 74.0 71.4-76.5 258 10.0 8.4-12.0 135 5.2 4.1- 6.7 202 8.5 6.9-10.4 66 2.2 1.5- 3.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 748 597 77.1 72.1-81.3 53 8.4 5.7-12.2 20 3.3 1.9- 5.6 54 8.7 5.9-12.5 24 2.5 1.5- 4.2
Non-Veteran 3,885 3,096 73.8 71.3-76.2 305 10.0 8.3-11.9 173 5.6 4.5- 7.1 227 8.1 6.7- 9.8 84 2.5 1.8- 3.4

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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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