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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 10,604 10,126 94.4 93.5-95.1 478 5.6 4.9- 6.5
GENDER
Male 3,933 3,729 93.5 92.1-94.7 204 6.5 5.3- 7.9
Female 6,671 6,397 95.1 94.1-96.0 274 4.9 4.0- 5.9
RACE
White 8,170 7,756 93.6 92.6-94.5 414 6.4 5.5- 7.4
African American 1,629 1,587 96.6 94.7-97.9 42 3.4 2.1- 5.3
Native American 249 244 91.2 79.5-96.5 *** *** ***
Other Minorities 484 470 97.4 94.4-98.8 14 2.6 1.2- 5.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 473 458 96.5 92.9-98.3 15 3.5 1.7- 7.1
-English Speaking 213 204 93.3 83.7-97.4 *** *** ***
-Spanish Speaking 260 254 98.2 94.5-99.4 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 10,105 9,643 94.2 93.3-95.0 462 5.8 5.0- 6.7
AGE
18-34 1,288 1,200 91.9 89.7-93.7 88 8.1 6.3-10.3
35-44 1,426 1,360 94.6 92.4-96.2 66 5.4 3.8- 7.6
45-54 1,952 1,833 94.5 92.9-95.8 119 5.5 4.2- 7.1
55-64 2,285 2,166 94.5 92.9-95.8 119 5.5 4.2- 7.1
65-74 1,983 1,922 97.1 95.9-98.0 61 2.9 2.0- 4.1
75+ 1,556 1,534 98.7 97.6-99.3 22 1.3 0.7- 2.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,294 1,266 96.9 94.9-98.2 28 3.1 1.8- 5.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,000 2,876 94.5 93.0-95.7 124 5.5 4.3- 7.0
Some Post-H.S. 2,676 2,551 93.2 91.2-94.8 125 6.8 5.2- 8.8
College Graduate 3,611 3,410 93.9 92.6-95.0 201 6.1 5.0- 7.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,235 1,193 94.4 91.5-96.4 42 5.6 3.6- 8.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,782 1,724 95.6 93.7-96.9 58 4.4 3.1- 6.3
$25,000- 34,999 1,036 987 94.5 91.7-96.4 49 5.5 3.6- 8.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,323 1,261 93.6 91.1-95.4 62 6.4 4.6- 8.9
$50,000-74,999 1,269 1,207 94.3 91.2-96.4 62 5.7 3.6- 8.8
$75,000+ 2,168 2,019 92.2 90.0-94.0 149 7.8 6.0-10.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,281 3,166 95.6 94.3-96.7 115 4.4 3.3- 5.7
No 7,277 6,917 93.9 92.9-94.8 360 6.1 5.2- 7.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,483 1,427 95.3 92.8-96.9 56 4.7 3.1- 7.2
Non-Veteran 9,119 8,698 94.2 93.3-95.0 421 5.8 5.0- 6.7

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

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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