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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any
alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,479 6,712 54.3 53.1-55.5 1,294 12.7 11.9-13.5 1,490 15.0 14.1-15.9 1,476 14.1 13.3-14.9 507 4.0 3.6- 4.4
GENDER
Male 4,461 2,161 46.4 44.6-48.3 534 12.6 11.4-13.9 710 17.7 16.3-19.2 767 17.9 16.5-19.3 289 5.4 4.7- 6.2
Female 7,018 4,551 61.5 60.0-63.0 760 12.8 11.7-13.9 780 12.5 11.4-13.5 709 10.6 9.7-11.6 218 2.7 2.3- 3.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 7,958 4,380 51.4 50.0-52.8 880 12.4 11.4-13.4 1,063 15.4 14.3-16.5 1,199 16.1 15.1-17.2 436 4.8 4.2- 5.3
Non-Hispanic Black 2,074 1,386 60.1 57.3-62.9 238 13.0 11.2-15.1 262 14.7 12.7-17.0 151 10.1 8.5-12.1 37 2.0 1.3- 2.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 434 323 62.4 54.5-69.6 37 11.2 7.2-17.0 31 7.5 4.4-12.5 35 14.9 9.7-22.2 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 283 156 51.3 43.2-59.3 38 16.7 11.2-24.3 51 16.5 11.9-22.5 29 10.2 6.6-15.3 *** *** ***
Hispanic 646 414 64.0 59.3-68.4 92 13.3 10.6-16.5 77 13.2 10.1-17.0 51 7.6 5.6-10.4 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 1,948 903 47.0 44.4-49.7 306 15.0 13.2-16.9 389 19.9 17.9-22.2 311 15.7 14.0-17.6 39 2.3 1.6- 3.3
35-44 1,576 760 46.1 43.2-49.1 255 16.7 14.6-19.1 275 18.3 16.1-20.7 245 16.2 14.2-18.6 41 2.6 1.9- 3.6
45-54 1,980 1,071 52.9 50.1-55.7 247 13.0 11.1-15.0 296 15.0 13.2-17.1 278 14.5 12.7-16.6 88 4.6 3.6- 5.8
55-64 2,301 1,394 60.0 57.5-62.5 241 10.3 8.9-11.8 257 11.1 9.6-12.8 293 13.1 11.5-15.0 116 5.4 4.4- 6.7
65-74 2,052 1,342 65.0 62.4-67.6 152 7.1 5.9- 8.6 176 8.0 6.8- 9.5 246 13.0 11.2-15.0 136 6.8 5.6- 8.3
75+ 1,509 1,163 75.7 72.7-78.4 83 7.1 5.4- 9.3 87 6.6 5.0- 8.5 93 5.5 4.3- 7.0 83 5.1 4.0- 6.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,437 1,130 70.8 67.4-73.9 99 9.6 7.6-12.1 94 9.4 7.4-11.8 77 6.9 5.4- 8.9 37 3.3 2.3- 4.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,311 2,296 63.2 61.0-65.4 333 11.8 10.4-13.4 321 11.6 10.3-13.1 267 10.4 9.0-11.9 94 3.0 2.3- 3.9
Some Post-H.S. 3,121 1,770 51.1 48.8-53.3 392 14.0 12.5-15.6 419 17.0 15.2-19.0 385 13.5 12.1-15.1 155 4.5 3.7- 5.4
College Graduate 3,573 1,486 37.1 35.1-39.1 465 14.1 12.7-15.6 655 19.9 18.3-21.7 746 24.0 22.1-25.9 221 4.9 4.2- 5.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,388 1,030 66.4 62.9-69.7 113 9.4 7.6-11.7 122 12.6 10.2-15.4 97 9.1 7.2-11.4 26 2.5 1.6- 4.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,973 1,369 62.3 59.4-65.2 189 11.9 10.0-14.0 205 13.5 11.5-15.9 160 9.6 8.0-11.5 50 2.6 1.8- 3.8
$25,000- 34,999 1,242 770 58.8 55.2-62.3 146 12.4 10.3-14.9 153 14.3 11.9-17.0 117 10.6 8.5-13.1 56 3.9 2.8- 5.5
$35,000- 49,999 1,403 756 52.3 48.9-55.7 187 13.9 11.7-16.4 196 13.9 11.9-16.3 189 14.8 12.5-17.4 75 5.1 3.9- 6.5
$50,000-74,999 1,348 639 44.4 41.1-47.8 187 15.1 12.8-17.7 218 18.8 16.1-21.9 229 17.6 15.2-20.4 75 4.0 3.0- 5.4
$75,000+ 2,151 752 34.2 31.7-36.8 280 13.4 11.6-15.3 424 21.0 18.8-23.5 531 25.1 22.9-27.5 164 6.3 5.3- 7.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,101 2,187 66.7 64.4-68.9 290 11.1 9.6-12.8 266 10.2 8.8-11.7 244 8.3 7.1- 9.6 114 3.8 3.0- 4.8
No 8,320 4,484 50.7 49.3-52.1 999 13.2 12.2-14.2 1,218 16.3 15.3-17.4 1,228 15.7 14.8-16.8 391 4.0 3.6- 4.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,494 755 47.0 43.9-50.1 183 13.4 11.4-15.7 209 15.8 13.6-18.3 220 16.6 14.3-19.1 127 7.2 5.9- 8.9
Non-Veteran 9,981 5,953 55.3 54.0-56.6 1,111 12.6 11.7-13.5 1,281 14.9 13.9-15.9 1,256 13.7 12.9-14.7 380 3.5 3.1- 4.0

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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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