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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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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%)
TOTAL 4,507 1,304 24.1 22.6-25.6 1,309 26.5 25.0-28.1 689 16.2 14.8-17.7 373 8.6 7.5- 9.7 832 24.7 23.0-26.4
GENDER
Male 2,145 431 16.8 15.1-18.8 524 21.7 19.7-23.9 381 18.7 16.7-21.0 190 8.5 7.2-10.1 619 34.2 31.7-36.8
Female 2,362 873 33.1 30.8-35.5 785 32.5 30.1-34.9 308 13.1 11.4-14.9 183 8.6 7.0-10.4 213 12.8 11.0-14.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,434 1,009 23.9 22.3-25.7 1,006 26.9 25.1-28.8 539 17.0 15.4-18.7 275 8.3 7.2- 9.6 605 23.8 21.9-25.8
Non-Hispanic Black 616 167 23.9 20.0-28.3 194 27.9 24.0-32.3 98 16.0 12.7-19.9 56 9.1 6.4-12.8 101 23.1 18.8-27.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 120 *** *** *** 28 18.7 11.8-28.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 21.9 13.8-32.8
Hispanic 210 47 18.3 13.4-24.5 46 18.3 13.4-24.5 26 10.8 6.9-16.5 *** *** *** 73 42.4 34.4-50.8
AGE
18-34 972 176 15.9 13.5-18.6 212 19.5 16.8-22.4 154 15.9 13.2-18.9 80 8.7 6.5-11.4 350 40.1 36.5-43.9
35-44 773 175 20.9 17.9-24.2 223 28.5 24.9-32.4 124 15.8 13.0-19.1 78 10.5 8.2-13.4 173 24.3 20.8-28.3
45-54 868 251 27.3 23.8-31.3 249 28.2 24.7-32.0 148 17.8 14.8-21.2 76 7.7 6.0- 9.9 144 18.9 15.9-22.5
55-64 873 280 29.1 25.7-32.8 281 31.4 27.8-35.1 134 18.2 15.0-21.9 75 9.3 7.2-11.8 103 12.0 9.6-14.9
65-74 674 251 35.1 30.9-39.6 228 35.1 30.8-39.7 94 14.5 11.4-18.2 49 6.4 4.7- 8.8 52 8.8 6.3-12.1
75+ 322 164 53.2 46.1-60.1 104 30.5 24.6-37.0 33 10.6 6.9-16.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 271 69 22.1 16.5-28.8 44 15.9 11.4-21.6 35 12.0 8.3-17.0 21 8.7 4.8-15.4 102 41.4 34.4-48.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 931 265 22.6 19.7-25.8 264 26.8 23.6-30.3 124 15.1 12.2-18.5 60 6.4 4.8- 8.4 218 29.2 25.6-33.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,280 376 24.3 21.7-27.1 375 26.4 23.6-29.4 188 16.2 13.8-19.0 116 9.5 7.5-11.9 225 23.6 20.6-26.9
College Graduate 2,019 590 25.3 23.1-27.7 625 29.4 27.0-31.9 342 18.2 16.1-20.5 175 8.9 7.5-10.5 287 18.3 16.2-20.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 333 92 18.4 14.3-23.4 68 20.3 15.5-26.1 37 12.5 8.7-17.6 30 8.0 5.2-12.0 106 40.9 34.3-47.9
$15,000- 24,999 552 141 21.7 17.7-26.4 150 22.1 18.4-26.3 81 14.0 10.8-17.9 40 7.8 4.9-12.2 140 34.4 29.4-39.8
$25,000- 34,999 436 135 24.3 20.1-29.2 114 25.6 20.9-30.9 62 15.5 11.5-20.6 37 8.1 5.6-11.6 88 26.4 21.5-32.1
$35,000- 49,999 619 170 22.9 19.3-26.9 187 26.2 22.4-30.4 99 18.0 14.6-22.0 54 9.2 6.7-12.5 109 23.7 19.3-28.7
$50,000-74,999 685 209 26.7 23.0-30.9 202 27.0 23.2-31.2 102 16.4 13.0-20.6 60 9.1 6.2-13.0 112 20.8 17.1-25.1
$75,000+ 1,363 337 21.8 19.2-24.5 451 31.4 28.4-34.6 251 18.6 16.1-21.4 118 9.4 7.5-11.7 206 18.9 16.2-21.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 862 308 32.9 28.9-37.2 239 25.2 21.8-28.9 118 14.9 12.0-18.4 71 8.9 6.8-11.8 126 18.0 14.8-21.7
No 3,631 991 22.4 20.9-24.1 1,069 26.8 25.1-28.6 568 16.5 14.9-18.1 301 8.5 7.3- 9.8 702 25.8 24.0-27.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 695 195 24.0 20.5-27.9 204 26.0 22.4-30.0 114 18.7 15.3-22.8 64 9.7 7.3-12.7 118 21.5 17.8-25.7
Non-Veteran 3,812 1,109 24.1 22.5-25.8 1,105 26.6 24.9-28.3 575 15.8 14.3-17.4 309 8.4 7.2- 9.7 714 25.2 23.3-27.1

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*This question 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 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 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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