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2011 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 4,549 3,517 68.0 65.7-70.2 394 11.5 10.1-13.1 212 6.4 5.3- 7.8 282 8.9 7.6-10.4 144 5.1 4.1- 6.5
GENDER
Male 2,055 1,434 61.6 58.3-64.9 218 12.9 10.8-15.3 116 6.7 5.1- 8.7 178 11.4 9.4-13.8 109 7.3 5.6- 9.5
Female 2,494 2,083 76.0 72.9-78.7 176 9.8 8.0-12.0 96 6.1 4.5- 8.2 104 5.7 4.4- 7.4 35 2.4 1.4- 3.9
RACE
White 3,719 2,892 67.8 65.2-70.2 306 11.4 9.8-13.3 172 6.5 5.2- 8.1 229 9.0 7.5-10.7 120 5.3 4.1- 6.8
African American 529 406 71.6 65.1-77.4 54 12.0 8.2-17.2 23 5.3 2.6-10.2 32 6.8 4.4-10.5 14 4.3 2.0- 8.8
Native American 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other Minorities 207 150 67.1 56.8-76.1 25 9.9 5.9-16.1 16 11.1 6.1-19.2 11 8.7 3.9-18.4 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 191 123 58.4 48.1-68.0 23 10.0 6.0-16.3 16 11.1 6.2-19.0 21 15.8 9.3-25.6 *** *** ***
-English Speaking 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
-Spanish Speaking 91 *** *** *** 13 10.6 5.5-19.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 4,350 3,387 68.7 66.3-70.9 371 11.6 10.1-13.3 196 6.1 4.9- 7.5 260 8.4 7.1- 9.9 136 5.2 4.1- 6.6
AGE
18-34 730 429 54.2 49.5-58.8 114 14.7 12.0-18.0 58 10.0 7.3-13.5 85 12.5 9.8-15.8 44 8.6 6.1-12.0
35-44 782 550 68.7 63.8-73.3 96 13.7 10.2-18.1 43 5.3 3.6- 7.6 64 8.3 5.9-11.4 29 4.1 2.4- 6.7
45-54 982 741 71.7 67.1-75.9 83 10.3 7.5-13.9 54 5.6 3.8- 8.1 63 8.5 5.9-12.0 41 4.0 2.7- 6.0
55-64 976 802 79.3 75.2-82.8 69 8.4 6.2-11.2 39 3.6 2.5- 5.3 43 6.1 4.0- 9.2 23 2.6 1.5- 4.6
65-74 672 610 90.5 86.8-93.2 22 3.4 1.9- 6.0 14 1.7 0.9- 3.1 19 3.1 1.7- 5.3 *** *** ***
75+ 369 349 92.6 87.3-95.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 259 169 59.4 50.5-67.8 25 10.4 6.0-17.4 22 8.4 5.1-13.7 27 13.2 8.2-20.6 16 8.5 4.6-15.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 925 659 61.1 56.0-66.0 92 13.1 10.0-17.1 56 9.3 6.5-13.1 68 9.9 7.1-13.6 50 6.6 4.5- 9.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,153 898 70.7 66.2-74.8 93 10.4 8.0-13.6 50 5.1 3.2- 8.2 74 8.2 6.1-11.0 38 5.5 3.5- 8.6
College Graduate 2,208 1,787 72.8 69.9-75.5 184 11.8 9.9-14.1 84 5.1 3.8- 6.7 113 7.6 6.0- 9.6 40 2.7 1.8- 4.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 305 205 56.5 47.8-64.8 34 16.5 10.9-24.1 19 4.1 1.9- 8.3 28 15.2 9.7-23.2 19 7.7 4.3-13.6
$15,000- 24,999 542 407 66.4 59.9-72.4 47 10.4 7.1-15.0 26 7.2 4.3-11.6 35 9.3 6.1-14.1 27 6.6 3.9-11.0
$25,000- 34,999 402 306 69.2 61.5-76.0 35 7.7 4.9-12.0 22 6.9 4.0-11.7 23 11.0 6.3-18.4 16 5.1 2.4-10.2
$35,000- 49,999 596 470 70.0 63.8-75.5 44 9.8 6.8-13.8 24 6.7 3.9-11.4 35 7.8 4.8-12.5 23 5.7 3.4- 9.5
$50,000-74,999 668 537 72.9 66.8-78.2 46 9.2 6.1-13.6 31 7.8 4.6-13.0 39 7.8 5.1-11.6 15 2.3 1.1- 4.7
$75,000+ 1,475 1,127 69.0 64.9-72.8 152 13.4 10.6-16.8 71 5.3 3.9- 7.1 91 7.5 5.7-10.0 34 4.7 2.8- 7.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,024 819 68.6 63.1-73.7 74 11.3 7.9-16.0 39 7.1 4.1-11.8 50 6.3 4.3- 9.3 42 6.7 4.4- 9.9
No 3,508 2,686 67.8 65.3-70.3 318 11.6 10.0-13.3 171 6.3 5.1- 7.7 231 9.5 8.0-11.2 102 4.8 3.6- 6.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 710 575 77.1 71.8-81.7 41 7.4 4.9-11.1 33 4.7 3.0- 7.2 38 6.2 4.0- 9.5 23 4.6 2.3- 8.9
Non-Veteran 3,838 2,942 66.7 64.2-69.1 353 12.1 10.5-13.9 179 6.7 5.4- 8.3 243 9.3 7.9-11.0 121 5.2 4.1- 6.7

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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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