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2011 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 4,520 2,164 37.2 35.1-39.4 1,396 31.3 29.2-33.4 459 13.1 11.6-14.8 184 6.7 5.5- 8.2 317 11.7 10.1-13.5
GENDER
Male 2,044 735 27.2 24.4-30.1 668 32.2 29.2-35.3 274 15.1 12.9-17.7 138 9.8 7.7-12.3 229 15.8 13.4-18.5
Female 2,476 1,429 49.8 46.7-52.9 728 30.1 27.4-32.9 185 10.6 8.6-12.9 46 2.9 2.0- 4.3 88 6.6 4.9- 8.9
RACE
White 3,696 1,806 38.4 36.1-40.8 1,161 32.9 30.6-35.3 356 12.2 10.6-14.1 141 6.1 4.8- 7.6 232 10.4 8.7-12.4
African American 523 237 35.9 30.1-42.1 160 29.5 24.1-35.6 56 15.3 11.0-20.8 33 9.5 5.9-15.0 37 9.9 6.4-15.0
Native American 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other Minorities 207 84 30.5 22.3-40.2 47 18.2 11.6-27.5 34 16.1 10.1-24.9 *** *** *** 34 25.0 16.6-35.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 190 66 24.0 16.7-33.2 49 21.3 14.1-30.7 25 14.6 8.8-23.1 *** *** *** 45 32.0 23.0-42.6
-English Speaking 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
-Spanish Speaking 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 13.6 6.6-26.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 4,322 2,094 38.1 35.9-40.3 1,344 31.9 29.8-34.1 434 13.0 11.4-14.8 179 6.6 5.4- 8.2 271 10.3 8.8-12.1
AGE
18-34 717 232 27.1 23.1-31.5 215 29.0 25.0-33.4 107 14.6 11.8-18.0 56 10.3 7.6-13.9 107 19.0 15.4-23.1
35-44 781 312 35.1 30.7-39.7 263 33.8 29.4-38.6 115 16.3 12.8-20.5 26 4.2 2.6- 6.9 65 10.6 7.4-14.9
45-54 981 413 37.4 33.2-41.9 344 33.5 29.4-37.9 106 14.2 10.6-18.7 43 5.9 3.7- 9.2 75 9.0 6.8-11.8
55-64 969 509 48.2 43.6-52.9 297 32.3 28.0-36.9 73 8.6 6.2-11.7 42 5.4 3.5- 8.1 48 5.6 3.8- 8.1
65-74 670 411 56.7 51.3-61.9 192 31.4 26.7-36.6 42 7.7 5.1-11.5 *** *** *** 15 2.8 1.2- 6.2
75+ 364 264 66.5 58.1-74.1 72 21.9 16.1-29.0 16 3.5 1.8- 6.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 248 97 34.0 26.0-43.0 51 17.8 11.8-25.9 37 17.4 11.3-25.8 14 7.0 3.5-13.8 49 23.8 16.9-32.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 913 361 27.7 23.7-32.1 268 30.1 25.8-34.9 119 15.5 12.4-19.3 45 8.1 5.4-12.0 120 18.6 14.7-23.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,149 540 37.6 33.6-41.8 359 32.4 28.5-36.6 116 12.2 9.4-15.7 59 7.0 4.8-10.1 75 10.7 8.1-14.2
College Graduate 2,206 1,164 44.4 41.4-47.3 716 34.7 31.9-37.6 187 11.1 9.2-13.2 66 5.5 4.0- 7.4 73 4.4 3.2- 6.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 297 121 32.1 24.7-40.5 77 24.6 17.6-33.1 32 15.5 9.9-23.5 23 10.2 5.8-17.3 44 17.7 12.0-25.3
$15,000- 24,999 538 233 32.7 27.0-38.8 153 26.7 21.5-32.6 69 14.4 10.5-19.3 23 6.0 3.5-10.0 60 20.3 15.0-26.9
$25,000- 34,999 395 185 34.1 28.0-40.8 107 26.5 20.5-33.5 45 17.7 12.2-25.1 24 8.6 4.6-15.3 34 13.1 8.6-19.6
$35,000- 49,999 595 296 37.6 31.9-43.6 175 33.2 27.6-39.4 55 10.1 7.2-14.0 22 7.9 4.5-13.5 47 11.2 7.7-15.9
$50,000-74,999 669 322 40.7 35.1-46.7 208 31.1 25.7-37.1 72 14.5 10.5-19.8 29 6.0 3.3-10.7 38 7.6 5.0-11.3
$75,000+ 1,471 697 38.4 34.8-42.2 526 36.8 33.2-40.6 142 12.3 9.6-15.6 47 5.5 3.8- 7.8 59 7.0 4.8-10.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,016 514 38.0 33.4-42.7 300 30.1 25.7-35.0 91 11.9 9.1-15.5 38 6.0 3.5- 9.9 73 14.0 10.1-19.2
No 3,487 1,644 37.0 34.7-39.5 1,090 31.5 29.2-33.9 364 13.3 11.6-15.3 146 6.9 5.5- 8.6 243 11.2 9.5-13.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 707 312 35.7 30.7-41.1 227 32.2 27.2-37.7 82 17.2 13.0-22.5 31 5.6 3.0-10.2 55 9.2 6.4-13.1
Non-Veteran 3,812 1,852 37.5 35.2-39.8 1,169 31.1 28.9-33.4 376 12.5 10.9-14.3 153 6.9 5.5- 8.5 262 12.1 10.3-14.1

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* This question was 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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