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2011 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 4,430 1,300 23.4 21.6-25.4 1,318 24.8 22.9-26.7 707 16.8 15.1-18.5 348 8.7 7.5-10.2 757 26.3 24.2-28.6
GENDER
Male 1,991 399 15.4 13.2-17.9 486 21.0 18.4-23.8 380 19.4 16.9-22.2 166 8.1 6.5-10.1 560 36.1 32.9-39.5
Female 2,439 901 33.4 30.5-36.3 832 29.5 26.9-32.2 327 13.5 11.6-15.6 182 9.5 7.6-11.7 197 14.2 11.8-16.9
RACE
White 3,647 1,032 22.5 20.5-24.6 1,105 25.8 23.7-28.0 600 16.5 14.8-18.4 296 9.0 7.6-10.6 614 26.2 23.8-28.7
African American 506 176 27.8 22.8-33.5 148 24.1 19.0-30.1 74 19.9 15.0-26.1 32 6.7 4.0-11.1 76 21.4 16.1-27.8
Native American 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other Minorities 190 62 25.5 17.7-35.4 46 16.9 11.3-24.6 21 9.7 4.9-18.4 13 10.9 5.5-20.4 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 171 42 19.4 12.4-29.1 40 14.0 8.8-21.6 22 13.5 7.9-22.2 14 8.3 4.2-15.7 *** *** ***
-English Speaking 96 *** *** *** 28 15.9 9.3-25.9 15 17.9 10.0-30.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
-Spanish Speaking 75 *** *** *** 12 12.7 6.0-24.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 4,251 1,254 23.7 21.8-25.7 1,276 25.5 23.5-27.5 684 17.0 15.3-18.8 334 8.8 7.5-10.2 703 25.1 23.0-27.4
AGE
18-34 697 152 18.0 14.6-22.1 140 17.7 14.3-21.7 97 15.4 12.3-19.1 66 9.0 6.7-11.8 242 39.9 35.3-44.7
35-44 758 166 19.3 15.9-23.4 216 26.7 22.7-31.1 140 19.2 15.6-23.3 68 9.4 6.5-13.2 168 25.4 21.1-30.3
45-54 960 253 25.4 21.7-29.6 287 27.1 23.2-31.2 159 16.0 12.8-19.8 87 9.4 6.9-12.6 174 22.1 18.2-26.7
55-64 961 288 27.2 23.1-31.6 332 32.4 28.2-37.0 148 16.9 13.5-20.8 67 7.5 5.4-10.5 126 16.0 12.8-19.8
65-74 660 246 36.0 30.9-41.5 226 31.5 27.0-36.4 110 20.0 15.9-25.0 42 6.8 4.5-10.0 36 5.7 3.6- 8.9
75+ 358 178 47.9 40.1-55.8 105 26.6 20.6-33.6 48 13.2 9.2-18.8 16 8.6 3.6-18.9 11 3.7 1.7- 7.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 241 77 27.7 20.2-36.8 40 13.8 8.8-21.0 30 9.7 5.7-16.1 19 8.8 5.0-14.9 75 39.9 31.1-49.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 881 262 21.6 17.9-25.9 223 20.2 16.7-24.4 134 17.3 13.8-21.5 62 7.5 5.3-10.6 200 33.3 28.4-38.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,136 348 24.0 20.6-27.7 331 26.3 22.7-30.2 186 18.3 15.1-22.0 78 8.5 6.1-11.7 193 23.0 19.3-27.1
College Graduate 2,169 612 22.9 20.6-25.4 724 29.6 26.9-32.4 356 16.8 14.7-19.2 188 9.7 8.0-11.7 289 21.0 18.4-23.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 290 98 28.5 21.1-37.1 59 11.4 7.6-16.9 34 11.9 7.2-19.1 21 8.1 4.5-14.3 78 40.0 31.6-49.1
$15,000- 24,999 516 163 23.7 18.8-29.4 148 24.7 19.5-30.6 69 13.0 9.2-18.0 40 10.9 7.3-16.1 96 27.7 21.7-34.6
$25,000- 34,999 392 129 22.4 17.4-28.3 99 23.3 17.9-29.8 63 19.0 13.5-26.2 35 9.8 6.0-15.7 66 25.4 18.8-33.4
$35,000- 49,999 580 187 24.8 19.9-30.4 168 25.9 21.0-31.5 92 15.8 11.8-20.9 31 6.7 4.2-10.7 102 26.7 21.4-32.9
$50,000-74,999 657 207 25.6 20.9-31.0 183 25.4 20.2-31.5 120 18.9 14.7-24.0 50 9.2 6.1-13.7 97 20.8 16.2-26.3
$75,000+ 1,455 321 18.6 15.9-21.7 484 28.5 25.2-32.1 255 17.9 15.1-21.0 144 10.0 7.8-12.8 251 25.0 21.4-29.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 996 346 29.0 24.7-33.7 278 22.4 18.9-26.4 151 15.6 12.5-19.4 67 6.3 4.5- 8.8 154 26.7 21.8-32.3
No 3,418 951 22.2 20.2-24.3 1,034 25.3 23.2-27.6 554 17.0 15.1-19.0 280 9.3 7.8-10.9 599 26.2 23.9-28.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 691 184 21.2 17.1-26.1 195 24.9 20.5-30.0 138 22.8 18.2-28.1 59 10.2 6.9-14.8 115 20.9 16.3-26.3
Non-Veteran 3,738 1,116 23.8 21.8-25.9 1,123 24.8 22.7-26.9 569 15.9 14.1-17.8 289 8.5 7.2-10.0 641 27.1 24.8-29.6

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*This question asked only of respondents who reported drinking at least one drink in the last month.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).

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