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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-WHITES

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 o n 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
-WHITES 3,696 1,806 38.4 36.1-40.8 1,161 32.9 30.6-35.3 356 12.2 10.6-14.1 141 6.1 4.8- 7.6 232 10.4 8.7-12.4
GENDER
Male 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
Female 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
HISPANIC
Hispanic 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 3,625 1,774 38.7 36.3-41.1 1,137 33.0 30.6-35.4 351 12.2 10.5-14.1 139 5.9 4.7- 7.5 224 10.2 8.5-12.1
AGE
18-34 488 151 26.7 21.9-32.1 151 30.4 25.5-35.8 69 13.7 10.5-17.7 41 9.8 6.8-13.9 76 19.4 15.2-24.6
35-44 588 238 35.1 30.2-40.4 203 36.6 31.4-42.2 85 14.6 11.0-19.2 16 3.6 2.0- 6.7 46 10.0 6.7-14.6
45-54 794 332 38.3 33.5-43.3 288 34.6 30.0-39.6 87 14.6 10.6-19.8 35 6.0 3.5- 9.8 52 6.5 4.6- 9.2
55-64 854 445 47.8 42.9-52.8 267 33.8 29.1-38.7 68 8.5 6.2-11.5 35 5.2 3.3- 8.1 39 4.7 3.0- 7.2
65-74 606 378 58.0 52.3-63.5 173 31.2 26.3-36.7 32 6.6 4.1-10.3 *** *** *** 14 2.9 1.2- 6.9
75+ 343 247 66.9 59.2-73.9 71 24.2 18.0-31.7 15 3.9 2.0- 7.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 152 *** *** *** 29 19.7 11.5-31.5 19 15.2 8.1-26.9 *** *** *** 22 15.5 9.0-25.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 687 274 30.1 25.1-35.6 208 31.8 26.5-37.6 80 12.1 9.0-16.0 34 7.8 4.8-12.5 91 18.3 13.9-23.8
Some Post-H.S. 935 443 36.7 32.4-41.3 298 33.5 29.2-38.2 97 12.8 9.7-16.9 41 5.8 3.7- 9.0 56 11.1 8.0-15.2
College Graduate 1,918 1,014 43.8 40.6-47.0 624 35.3 32.3-38.5 160 11.2 9.2-13.6 57 5.1 3.7- 7.2 63 4.5 3.2- 6.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 178 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 15.0 8.2-26.0 16 12.5 6.3-23.1 28 16.5 9.5-27.1
$15,000- 24,999 362 162 33.9 27.1-41.5 108 30.4 23.6-38.2 41 12.0 8.0-17.5 18 7.5 4.1-13.4 33 16.3 10.5-24.4
$25,000- 34,999 304 153 39.0 31.4-47.1 85 30.4 23.0-39.1 30 13.2 8.0-21.0 15 5.7 2.8-11.0 21 11.7 6.7-19.7
$35,000- 49,999 485 249 37.7 31.5-44.4 141 33.3 27.2-40.1 44 10.3 7.1-14.8 14 6.3 3.1-12.4 37 12.3 8.2-17.9
$50,000- 74,999 595 284 41.4 35.4-47.7 190 34.0 28.0-40.5 63 13.0 9.2-18.0 25 4.4 2.6- 7.3 33 7.2 4.6-11.1
$75,000+ 1,311 621 38.6 34.8-42.6 467 37.0 33.1-41.0 127 12.8 9.8-16.5 41 4.6 3.1- 6.7 55 7.0 4.8-10.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 855 440 39.4 34.4-44.7 250 28.8 24.1-34.0 78 12.8 9.5-16.9 31 6.5 3.7-11.3 56 12.5 8.6-17.8
No 2,830 1,361 38.2 35.5-40.9 908 33.9 31.2-36.6 276 12.1 10.2-14.2 110 6.0 4.6- 7.7 175 9.9 8.1-12.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 589 266 37.0 31.5-43.0 188 32.2 26.7-38.2 66 15.9 11.6-21.4 23 4.8 2.2-10.0 46 10.1 6.7-14.9
Non-Veteran 3,106 1,540 38.6 36.1-41.3 973 33.0 30.5-35.6 289 11.6 9.9-13.7 118 6.2 4.9- 8.0 186 10.5 8.6-12.6

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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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