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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

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%)
TOTAL 4,624 2,165 40.3 38.6-42.1 1,402 30.8 29.1-32.5 471 12.6 11.3-14.1 198 5.2 4.4- 6.1 388 11.0 9.8-12.3
GENDER
Male 2,220 784 30.7 28.4-33.1 712 31.6 29.2-34.0 295 15.0 13.1-17.1 137 7.1 5.9- 8.5 292 15.7 13.8-17.7
Female 2,404 1,381 52.6 50.0-55.1 690 29.8 27.5-32.2 176 9.7 8.0-11.6 61 2.8 2.1- 3.8 96 5.1 4.0- 6.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,500 1,681 40.8 38.8-42.9 1,099 32.3 30.4-34.3 324 11.7 10.3-13.3 142 5.3 4.4- 6.3 254 9.9 8.6-11.3
Non-Hispanic Black 656 295 39.6 35.2-44.3 190 29.4 25.2-33.9 90 15.7 12.2-20.0 37 5.9 4.1- 8.5 44 9.3 6.7-12.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 102 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 119 *** *** *** 33 22.9 15.0-33.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 220 73 30.8 23.8-38.8 53 21.0 15.8-27.4 34 16.5 11.3-23.3 *** *** *** 55 30.0 23.0-38.1
AGE
18-34 990 313 27.9 24.8-31.3 289 28.2 25.0-31.5 161 18.7 15.8-22.1 64 6.5 5.0- 8.4 163 18.7 16.0-21.8
35-44 799 307 37.4 33.6-41.5 280 34.1 30.3-38.0 94 11.8 9.4-14.8 49 6.7 5.0- 9.1 69 9.9 7.6-12.8
45-54 890 409 44.3 40.2-48.4 279 31.9 28.3-35.8 90 10.2 8.1-12.8 36 5.1 3.5- 7.4 76 8.5 6.4-11.1
55-64 885 469 49.9 45.9-53.9 270 33.2 29.5-37.1 78 9.3 7.1-12.1 27 3.1 1.9- 5.0 41 4.5 3.1- 6.5
65-74 693 412 56.5 51.9-61.0 206 31.7 27.5-36.2 31 5.0 3.3- 7.5 17 2.4 1.5- 4.1 27 4.4 2.6- 7.2
75+ 335 236 71.9 65.3-77.6 69 20.0 15.0-26.2 15 5.2 2.9- 9.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 283 91 29.1 23.0-36.2 61 20.8 15.8-26.8 48 18.9 13.6-25.5 19 6.6 4.0-10.7 64 24.7 19.1-31.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 968 408 35.9 32.4-39.5 275 29.8 26.4-33.4 116 13.1 10.4-16.4 50 5.6 4.1- 7.6 119 15.7 12.9-18.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,318 625 40.3 37.1-43.5 370 30.1 27.1-33.3 145 13.7 11.3-16.5 60 5.4 4.0- 7.2 118 10.5 8.6-12.9
College Graduate 2,048 1,036 46.5 43.8-49.2 694 35.0 32.5-37.7 162 9.5 7.9-11.3 69 4.4 3.3- 5.7 87 4.6 3.5- 6.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 345 130 27.8 22.8-33.6 85 25.7 20.2-32.2 45 14.7 10.6-19.9 30 9.7 6.5-14.3 55 22.0 16.8-28.4
$15,000- 24,999 582 237 34.5 29.8-39.5 158 25.5 21.5-29.9 68 13.7 10.0-18.4 31 6.3 4.2- 9.6 88 20.0 15.9-24.8
$25,000- 34,999 455 215 37.7 32.6-43.1 131 31.6 26.5-37.3 52 13.8 10.3-18.2 17 5.6 3.2- 9.5 40 11.3 8.0-15.8
$35,000- 49,999 633 290 39.6 35.0-44.3 181 29.1 25.0-33.6 75 15.1 11.8-19.1 35 6.4 4.5- 9.2 52 9.8 7.1-13.4
$50,000-74,999 695 341 42.3 37.8-46.9 200 30.3 26.1-34.8 76 14.8 11.2-19.4 23 4.0 2.5- 6.3 55 8.6 6.2-11.9
$75,000+ 1,380 660 44.8 41.5-48.1 506 37.1 34.0-40.4 117 9.4 7.6-11.6 45 3.9 2.7- 5.4 52 4.9 3.5- 6.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 883 451 45.9 41.7-50.2 237 29.0 25.2-33.1 80 10.8 8.4-13.7 43 5.2 3.7- 7.3 72 9.1 6.8-12.0
No 3,725 1,708 39.3 37.4-41.3 1,161 31.2 29.3-33.1 389 12.9 11.5-14.6 154 5.2 4.3- 6.2 313 11.4 10.1-12.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 714 328 41.2 36.9-45.6 225 33.7 29.6-38.0 78 11.3 8.7-14.4 30 4.7 3.1- 7.0 53 9.2 6.7-12.5
Non-Veteran 3,910 1,837 40.2 38.3-42.1 1,177 30.3 28.5-32.2 393 12.9 11.4-14.5 168 5.3 4.4- 6.3 335 11.3 10.0-12.8

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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 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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