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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-MALES

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
-MALES 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
RACE
White 1,663 628 29.2 26.1-32.5 547 33.8 30.4-37.3 212 13.9 11.5-16.7 107 8.8 6.7-11.5 169 14.3 11.8-17.3
African American 208 60 25.3 17.8-34.5 77 32.5 24.5-41.6 29 17.4 11.2-26.0 22 13.6 7.9-22.4 20 11.3 6.3-19.4
Other Minorities 155 45 17.2 11.0-25.7 37 21.0 13.1-31.8 29 19.2 11.8-29.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 348 77 21.1 16.1-27.1 97 27.8 22.4-34.0 61 15.0 11.2-19.8 38 13.5 9.4-19.1 75 22.6 17.7-28.4
35-44 336 80 20.4 15.6-26.3 117 36.1 29.6-43.2 70 20.2 15.2-26.4 20 6.7 3.9-11.4 49 16.5 11.3-23.6
45-54 415 129 25.1 20.1-30.8 145 34.2 28.1-41.0 57 17.8 12.2-25.3 31 9.0 5.3-15.0 53 13.9 10.0-18.9
55-64 422 164 39.2 32.5-46.4 146 34.1 27.8-41.1 45 9.7 6.6-14.1 34 9.2 5.8-14.1 33 7.8 5.0-12.0
65-74 342 171 46.6 39.6-53.7 119 37.8 31.1-45.0 30 9.7 5.8-15.6 *** *** *** 13 3.5 1.4- 8.8
75+ 168 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 5.6 2.6-11.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 154 49 29.2 20.2-40.3 33 19.5 12.1-30.0 27 19.2 11.7-29.8 *** *** *** 36 25.5 17.2-36.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 479 137 19.1 14.7-24.3 140 29.6 23.8-36.1 77 17.4 13.1-22.6 32 10.7 6.7-16.6 93 23.3 18.1-29.5
Some Post-H.S. 446 142 26.0 20.7-32.1 155 34.7 28.8-41.2 56 13.3 9.3-18.7 46 11.9 7.8-17.7 47 14.1 9.9-19.7
College Graduate 962 406 34.2 30.2-38.4 338 37.3 33.0-41.7 114 13.2 10.4-16.6 51 8.5 6.0-11.9 53 6.8 4.7- 9.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 128 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 15.1 7.9-27.0 25 16.6 9.6-27.2
$15,000- 24,999 237 78 28.1 20.4-37.3 61 20.0 14.0-27.8 34 13.8 8.8-21.1 16 6.6 3.4-12.2 48 31.5 23.1-41.3
$25,000- 34,999 180 66 21.9 15.6-29.8 52 29.5 20.4-40.6 26 21.0 12.8-32.5 14 11.1 5.0-22.8 22 16.5 9.7-26.8
$35,000- 49,999 282 111 26.1 19.9-33.3 83 33.1 25.2-42.1 36 14.7 9.9-21.4 19 12.6 6.8-22.2 33 13.5 8.8-20.3
$50,000- 74,999 305 110 31.0 23.9-39.1 94 31.2 23.5-40.0 47 17.2 11.6-24.7 23 9.1 4.8-16.8 31 11.5 7.4-17.5
$75,000+ 709 256 26.9 22.6-31.7 276 39.7 34.5-45.2 92 14.2 10.4-19.0 40 8.8 6.0-12.7 45 10.5 6.9-15.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 439 175 28.6 22.7-35.5 133 30.5 24.0-37.8 54 13.4 9.4-18.7 25 8.4 4.4-15.6 52 19.1 13.2-26.8
No 1,599 559 26.8 23.8-30.1 532 32.5 29.2-36.0 219 15.5 12.9-18.4 113 10.1 7.8-12.9 176 15.1 12.5-18.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 631 271 34.6 29.4-40.3 207 33.0 27.6-38.9 73 16.4 12.1-21.8 30 6.2 3.4-11.3 50 9.8 6.7-14.1
Non-Veteran 1,412 464 25.2 22.1-28.6 461 32.0 28.5-35.6 200 14.8 12.2-17.7 108 10.7 8.3-13.7 179 17.3 14.4-20.6

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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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