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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-FEMALES

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 10,604 10,126 94.4 93.5-95.1 478 5.6 4.9- 6.5
-FEMALES 6,671 6,397 95.1 94.1-96.0 274 4.9 4.0- 5.9
RACE
White 5,055 4,813 94.1 92.8-95.2 242 5.9 4.8- 7.2
African American 1,127 1,102 97.6 95.6-98.7 25 2.4 1.3- 4.4
Other Minorities 444 437 97.5 92.8-99.2 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 770 732 94.0 91.4-95.9 38 6.0 4.1- 8.6
35-44 892 856 94.5 91.0-96.7 36 5.5 3.3- 9.0
45-54 1,213 1,137 94.5 92.2-96.2 76 5.5 3.8- 7.8
55-64 1,429 1,356 94.8 92.6-96.3 73 5.2 3.7- 7.4
65-74 1,225 1,193 97.6 96.3-98.4 32 2.4 1.6- 3.7
75+ 1,060 1,043 98.4 96.7-99.2 17 1.6 0.8- 3.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 810 798 98.2 95.9-99.2 12 1.8 0.8- 4.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,888 1,832 96.5 95.0-97.5 56 3.5 2.5- 5.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,774 1,701 93.9 91.3-95.8 73 6.1 4.2- 8.7
College Graduate 2,189 2,056 93.5 91.7-94.8 133 6.5 5.2- 8.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 881 856 94.2 90.3-96.6 25 5.8 3.4- 9.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,152 1,125 96.7 94.4-98.0 27 3.3 2.0- 5.6
$25,000- 34,999 634 606 96.3 93.9-97.8 28 3.7 2.2- 6.1
$35,000- 49,999 782 750 94.3 90.7-96.6 32 5.7 3.4- 9.3
$50,000- 74,999 722 684 95.1 91.2-97.4 38 4.9 2.6- 8.8
$75,000+ 1,184 1,095 91.8 88.3-94.3 89 8.2 5.7-11.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,157 2,090 96.9 95.5-97.8 67 3.1 2.2- 4.5
No 4,485 4,280 94.5 93.2-95.6 205 5.5 4.4- 6.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 141 131 94.8 88.7-97.7 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 6,529 6,265 95.1 94.1-96.0 264 4.9 4.0- 5.9

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

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