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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-FEMALES

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%)
North Carolina 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
-FEMALES 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 2,033 1,178 49.0 45.5-52.4 614 31.9 28.8-35.1 144 10.3 8.1-12.9 34 2.9 1.9- 4.5 63 6.0 4.1- 8.6
African American 315 177 50.6 42.8-58.5 83 25.4 19.2-32.7 27 12.3 7.6-19.2 11 3.8 1.5- 9.2 17 7.9 4.2-14.3
Other Minorities 117 *** *** *** 28 15.9 9.4-25.5 14 11.1 5.4-21.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 369 155 35.7 29.6-42.3 118 30.7 25.0-37.0 46 14.0 10.1-19.2 18 5.7 3.3- 9.7 32 13.8 9.3-20.1
35-44 445 232 52.3 45.6-59.0 146 31.1 25.4-37.5 45 11.6 7.4-17.7 *** *** *** 16 3.6 1.6- 7.7
45-54 566 284 51.5 45.6-57.4 199 32.7 27.6-38.2 49 10.0 6.7-14.9 12 2.3 1.1- 4.6 22 3.4 2.0- 5.8
55-64 547 345 58.5 52.4-64.5 151 30.1 24.8-36.1 28 7.2 4.1-12.5 *** *** *** 15 3.1 1.5- 6.2
65-74 328 240 69.2 61.3-76.0 73 23.5 17.6-30.7 12 5.3 2.7-10.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 196 155 78.3 68.9-85.4 35 17.7 11.7-25.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 94 *** *** *** 18 12.3 6.7-21.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 434 224 42.0 35.0-49.5 128 31.1 24.9-38.1 42 12.4 8.4-18.0 13 3.8 1.8- 7.7 27 10.6 5.9-18.5
Some Post-H.S. 703 398 49.0 43.4-54.7 204 30.2 25.3-35.6 60 11.1 7.6-16.1 13 2.2 1.0- 4.7 28 7.5 4.6-11.9
College Graduate 1,244 758 54.9 50.8-58.9 378 32.0 28.4-35.8 73 8.9 6.6-11.7 15 2.3 1.2- 4.5 20 2.0 1.1- 3.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 169 *** *** *** 48 24.0 15.4-35.3 17 13.2 7.2-22.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 301 155 38.5 30.8-46.8 92 35.1 27.0-44.1 35 15.1 9.8-22.5 *** *** *** 12 6.1 2.6-13.6
$25,000- 34,999 215 119 47.6 38.0-57.3 55 23.1 16.3-31.8 19 14.2 7.9-24.2 *** *** *** 12 9.4 4.6-18.2
$35,000- 49,999 313 185 50.2 41.4-58.9 92 33.4 25.8-42.0 19 5.1 2.9- 8.9 *** *** *** 14 8.5 4.3-16.3
$50,000- 74,999 364 212 55.2 47.2-63.0 114 31.1 24.4-38.5 25 10.7 5.8-18.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 762 441 53.5 48.0-59.0 250 33.1 28.3-38.2 50 9.8 6.3-14.9 *** *** *** 14 2.5 1.1- 5.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 577 339 48.2 41.7-54.8 167 29.8 24.0-36.3 37 10.3 6.7-15.5 13 3.3 1.5- 7.1 21 8.4 4.1-16.4
No 1,888 1,085 50.2 46.7-53.7 558 30.2 27.2-33.4 145 10.5 8.4-13.2 33 2.8 1.8- 4.4 67 6.2 4.5- 8.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,400 1,388 50.0 46.8-53.1 708 30.2 27.5-33.1 176 10.1 8.2-12.4 45 3.0 2.0- 4.4 83 6.7 4.9- 9.0

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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).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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