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2011 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 such as beer, wine, a malt beverage or liquor?

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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 10,693 6,084 52.0 50.5-53.6 1,154 12.2 11.2-13.3 1,381 14.9 13.8-16.1 1,542 16.4 15.3-17.6 532 4.4 3.8- 5.0
GENDER
Male 3,979 1,889 44.1 41.7-46.5 412 12.2 10.6-14.0 594 16.3 14.6-18.2 770 21.1 19.1-23.2 314 6.3 5.3- 7.5
Female 6,714 4,195 59.3 57.4-61.2 742 12.3 11.0-13.7 787 13.6 12.4-15.0 772 12.1 10.9-13.4 218 2.6 2.1- 3.2
RACE
White 8,227 4,474 49.0 47.2-50.7 839 11.4 10.2-12.6 1,089 15.3 14.1-16.6 1,334 19.2 17.8-20.7 491 5.2 4.5- 5.9
African American 1,648 1,106 62.0 58.2-65.6 210 13.7 11.3-16.4 173 12.9 10.5-15.8 134 8.6 6.7-11.1 25 2.9 1.6- 5.0
Native American 250 *** *** *** 29 14.5 8.4-24.0 22 10.4 5.2-19.9 12 13.8 6.8-26.0 *** *** ***
Other Minorities 495 277 52.5 45.6-59.3 69 17.7 12.7-24.2 90 18.8 14.1-24.7 48 9.5 6.3-14.2 11 1.4 0.6- 3.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 481 283 53.4 46.5-60.1 68 19.9 14.7-26.3 78 17.6 13.0-23.4 43 7.9 5.4-11.6 *** *** ***
-English Speaking 215 *** *** *** 22 15.1 8.8-24.5 43 19.4 12.7-28.5 32 15.1 9.5-23.2 *** *** ***
-Spanish Speaking 266 170 55.9 47.0-64.5 46 22.4 15.5-31.1 35 16.7 11.0-24.6 11 4.3 2.1- 8.4 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 10,186 5,783 51.9 50.3-53.5 1,084 11.7 10.7-12.8 1,301 14.7 13.6-15.9 1,495 17.0 15.8-18.3 523 4.6 4.0- 5.3
AGE
18-34 1,312 571 42.1 38.7-45.7 213 15.5 13.0-18.3 249 19.4 16.8-22.3 249 20.2 17.5-23.2 30 2.8 1.8- 4.4
35-44 1,436 645 46.3 42.6-50.1 217 14.7 12.3-17.5 266 17.0 14.5-19.8 265 18.5 15.8-21.5 43 3.6 2.4- 5.2
45-54 1,967 971 50.3 46.9-53.6 250 12.4 10.5-14.7 298 15.6 13.4-18.2 361 17.5 15.0-20.2 87 4.2 3.2- 5.5
55-64 2,309 1,316 56.8 53.7-59.8 238 10.4 8.6-12.5 264 11.4 9.6-13.5 346 14.5 12.6-16.6 145 7.0 5.5- 8.8
65-74 1,987 1,313 67.3 64.2-70.2 135 6.1 4.8- 7.8 195 9.7 8.0-11.7 206 10.2 8.4-12.2 138 6.7 5.3- 8.4
75+ 1,567 1,192 77.9 74.6-80.8 88 5.4 4.0- 7.3 98 5.0 3.6- 7.1 102 6.5 4.9- 8.4 87 5.2 3.8- 7.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,317 1,046 69.2 64.7-73.3 102 12.8 9.9-16.5 88 9.7 7.2-12.9 55 5.7 3.9- 8.3 26 2.6 1.6- 4.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,029 2,087 59.6 56.7-62.5 294 11.6 9.8-13.7 269 12.3 10.4-14.6 270 13.0 11.0-15.3 109 3.4 2.6- 4.5
Some Post-H.S. 2,695 1,527 49.9 47.0-52.8 314 12.3 10.5-14.4 375 16.1 14.1-18.4 346 16.7 14.4-19.3 133 5.0 3.8- 6.5
College Graduate 3,628 1,405 34.3 32.1-36.6 444 12.6 11.0-14.3 646 19.9 18.0-21.9 869 27.2 25.1-29.4 264 6.0 5.1- 7.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,253 938 62.4 57.7-66.9 126 14.2 11.1-18.1 90 12.2 9.1-16.1 69 8.3 5.8-11.6 30 2.9 1.7- 4.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,798 1,244 61.8 58.0-65.5 180 12.7 10.2-15.7 171 12.9 10.5-15.7 143 9.0 7.1-11.4 60 3.6 2.3- 5.5
$25,000- 34,999 1,045 641 57.3 52.3-62.1 118 12.9 10.0-16.5 134 14.2 11.1-18.1 103 11.5 8.7-15.1 49 4.1 2.6- 6.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,331 728 50.3 46.1-54.5 151 12.3 9.6-15.7 186 13.4 10.9-16.3 203 19.0 15.8-22.7 63 5.0 3.5- 7.1
$50,000-74,999 1,273 600 46.4 42.0-50.8 159 12.0 9.5-15.0 202 16.1 13.3-19.4 229 20.9 17.3-25.1 83 4.6 3.3- 6.5
$75,000+ 2,182 697 30.8 27.9-33.8 259 12.5 10.5-14.9 432 20.4 17.9-23.2 619 29.4 26.5-32.5 175 6.9 5.5- 8.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,310 2,265 64.1 61.3-66.9 324 11.2 9.5-13.2 302 11.9 10.0-14.2 269 9.0 7.4-10.9 150 3.7 2.9- 4.7
No 7,337 3,790 48.0 46.2-49.8 826 12.6 11.4-13.9 1,072 15.9 14.6-17.2 1,267 18.9 17.5-20.4 382 4.6 3.9- 5.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,495 776 50.5 46.5-54.5 156 10.4 8.2-13.1 203 15.0 12.3-18.2 243 18.2 15.3-21.6 117 5.9 4.5- 7.6
Non-Veteran 9,196 5,307 52.3 50.6-53.9 998 12.5 11.4-13.7 1,178 14.9 13.7-16.1 1,299 16.2 14.9-17.5 414 4.2 3.6- 4.9

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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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