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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have
[5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women] on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,639 3,551 70.9 69.1-72.6 368 9.6 8.5-10.9 243 6.2 5.4- 7.2 317 8.9 7.9-10.1 160 4.4 3.6- 5.2
GENDER
Male 2,221 1,551 64.8 62.3-67.3 192 10.2 8.6-12.0 148 7.1 5.9- 8.5 210 11.9 10.2-13.7 120 6.0 4.9- 7.4
Female 2,418 2,000 78.4 76.0-80.6 176 8.9 7.3-10.8 95 5.2 4.0- 6.5 107 5.3 4.2- 6.6 40 2.2 1.5- 3.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,504 2,722 71.8 69.8-73.8 276 9.8 8.5-11.4 174 5.9 5.0- 7.0 212 8.0 6.9- 9.3 120 4.4 3.6- 5.4
Non-Hispanic Black 656 507 71.9 67.2-76.2 47 8.0 5.6-11.3 35 6.8 4.5- 9.9 51 10.1 7.5-13.6 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 122 93 73.7 62.8-82.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 225 137 55.0 47.0-62.8 26 13.6 8.9-20.3 18 8.4 5.0-13.5 30 16.1 10.8-23.3 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 1,009 596 56.6 52.9-60.2 142 14.9 12.4-17.8 94 8.8 7.0-11.0 119 13.2 11.0-15.9 58 6.5 4.9- 8.6
35-44 806 574 69.1 65.0-72.9 80 10.3 7.9-13.4 52 7.0 5.1- 9.6 66 8.7 6.7-11.2 34 4.9 3.3- 7.2
45-54 883 689 76.1 72.4-79.5 64 7.4 5.4- 9.9 38 4.7 3.3- 6.7 61 8.4 6.3-11.1 31 3.4 2.2- 5.0
55-64 885 736 83.6 80.5-86.3 47 4.7 3.3- 6.5 37 4.3 3.0- 6.3 45 5.2 3.7- 7.3 20 2.2 1.4- 3.6
65-74 691 611 87.6 84.1-90.5 29 4.3 2.6- 7.0 18 2.7 1.6- 4.6 19 3.2 1.9- 5.3 *** *** ***
75+ 333 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 277 162 54.6 47.3-61.7 29 13.0 8.5-19.3 26 8.6 5.5-13.2 41 16.3 11.7-22.3 19 7.5 4.6-12.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 981 718 67.9 64.1-71.5 79 9.4 7.3-12.0 53 5.8 4.3- 7.8 83 10.4 8.2-13.3 48 6.4 4.6- 8.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,318 997 70.5 67.2-73.6 103 9.9 7.8-12.5 81 7.6 6.0- 9.7 86 7.6 6.0- 9.6 51 4.3 3.1- 5.9
College Graduate 2,056 1,667 77.6 75.2-79.8 157 8.6 7.2-10.3 83 4.4 3.4- 5.7 107 7.3 5.8- 9.0 42 2.1 1.5- 3.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 347 210 52.8 46.1-59.3 40 13.5 9.2-19.3 34 10.1 6.9-14.5 41 16.8 12.0-23.1 22 6.8 4.2-10.8
$15,000- 24,999 581 398 61.4 56.1-66.5 57 12.4 9.2-16.6 30 5.8 3.8- 8.8 66 13.6 10.4-17.6 30 6.7 4.4-10.1
$25,000- 34,999 458 338 67.4 61.8-72.6 36 8.3 5.6-12.0 27 7.8 5.1-11.6 39 11.5 8.2-16.0 18 5.0 2.9- 8.7
$35,000- 49,999 632 489 70.2 65.1-74.8 50 11.7 8.3-16.2 33 5.5 3.7- 8.0 40 8.3 5.9-11.6 20 4.3 2.5- 7.4
$50,000-74,999 693 556 76.0 71.3-80.2 56 9.3 6.4-13.4 25 4.5 2.8- 7.0 31 6.1 4.1- 9.0 25 4.1 2.5- 6.6
$75,000+ 1,383 1,119 78.3 75.4-80.9 91 7.4 5.8- 9.4 68 5.1 3.8- 6.8 76 6.6 5.0- 8.5 29 2.6 1.7- 4.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 885 698 75.4 71.4-79.0 57 7.0 5.1- 9.5 44 6.4 4.5- 9.1 46 6.6 4.7- 9.3 40 4.6 3.1- 6.8
No 3,739 2,843 70.1 68.1-72.0 310 10.1 8.8-11.6 199 6.2 5.3- 7.3 268 9.3 8.1-10.6 119 4.3 3.5- 5.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 720 579 75.8 71.6-79.5 40 7.4 5.3-10.3 31 5.2 3.5- 7.7 40 6.6 4.6- 9.3 30 5.0 3.2- 7.7
Non-Veteran 3,919 2,972 70.0 68.1-71.9 328 10.0 8.7-11.4 212 6.4 5.4- 7.5 277 9.3 8.2-10.6 130 4.3 3.5- 5.2

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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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