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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,335 10,823 95.1 94.6-95.6 512 4.9 4.4- 5.4
GENDER
Male 4,380 4,149 94.6 93.7-95.4 231 5.4 4.6- 6.3
Female 6,955 6,674 95.5 94.8-96.2 281 4.5 3.8- 5.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 7,880 7,479 94.7 94.0-95.3 401 5.3 4.7- 6.0
Non-Hispanic Black 2,041 1,987 96.2 94.9-97.2 54 3.8 2.8- 5.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 425 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 275 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 634 610 96.7 94.8-98.0 24 3.3 2.0- 5.2
AGE
18-34 1,893 1,782 93.9 92.5-95.1 111 6.1 4.9- 7.5
35-44 1,559 1,490 95.7 94.3-96.7 69 4.3 3.3- 5.7
45-54 1,961 1,851 94.3 92.9-95.4 110 5.7 4.6- 7.1
55-64 2,279 2,177 95.7 94.6-96.6 102 4.3 3.4- 5.4
65-74 2,034 1,945 95.3 93.9-96.4 89 4.7 3.6- 6.1
75+ 1,498 1,468 98.4 97.6-99.0 30 1.6 1.0- 2.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,413 1,367 95.6 94.0-96.9 46 4.4 3.1- 6.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,264 3,161 96.0 94.9-96.8 103 4.0 3.2- 5.1
Some Post-H.S. 3,088 2,923 94.1 93.0-95.1 165 5.9 4.9- 7.0
College Graduate 3,533 3,335 95.0 94.0-95.7 198 5.0 4.3- 6.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,375 1,324 94.6 92.8-96.0 51 5.4 4.0- 7.2
$15,000- 24,999 1,951 1,870 94.9 93.3-96.1 81 5.1 3.9- 6.7
$25,000- 34,999 1,224 1,177 95.6 93.7-96.9 47 4.4 3.1- 6.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,389 1,312 94.1 92.3-95.6 77 5.9 4.4- 7.7
$50,000-74,999 1,334 1,266 95.8 94.2-96.9 68 4.2 3.1- 5.8
$75,000+ 2,132 1,994 94.2 92.9-95.2 138 5.8 4.8- 7.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,069 2,960 95.9 94.8-96.8 109 4.1 3.2- 5.2
No 8,209 7,808 94.9 94.2-95.4 401 5.1 4.6- 5.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,469 1,408 96.4 95.2-97.3 61 3.6 2.7- 4.8
Non-Veteran 9,862 9,411 94.9 94.3-95.5 451 5.1 4.5- 5.7

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES or LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES or MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

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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