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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-FEMALES

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%)
North Carolina 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
-FEMALES 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
White 1,892 1,104 52.6 49.7-55.5 559 31.1 28.5-33.9 123 9.2 7.4-11.5 37 2.2 1.5- 3.2 69 4.8 3.6- 6.4
African American 367 193 48.7 42.4-55.1 96 27.2 21.8-33.4 42 12.5 8.9-17.4 19 5.0 3.0- 8.3 17 6.5 3.7-11.2
Other Minorities 125 71 66.1 55.5-75.3 33 21.9 14.7-31.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 483 211 41.3 36.2-46.6 145 28.2 23.8-33.0 71 16.9 12.9-21.8 21 4.3 2.7- 6.7 35 9.4 6.6-13.2
35-44 388 196 48.8 43.0-54.7 141 37.8 32.2-43.7 30 7.3 4.7-11.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 506 284 56.7 51.2-62.0 148 29.4 24.7-34.5 38 7.6 5.3-10.8 *** *** *** 23 3.3 1.9- 5.4
55-64 467 294 60.9 55.5-66.1 119 27.0 22.3-32.2 27 6.7 4.3-10.5 *** *** *** 16 3.5 2.0- 5.9
65-74 360 245 65.0 58.8-70.8 99 29.8 24.4-35.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 180 139 80.0 71.9-86.2 32 15.4 10.0-23.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 95 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 16.2 8.8-28.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 438 243 50.4 44.7-56.2 116 28.5 23.5-34.0 39 9.6 6.5-13.9 *** *** *** 29 9.0 5.9-13.6
Some Post-H.S. 724 413 50.8 46.2-55.3 199 29.7 25.6-34.0 64 12.3 9.0-16.5 21 2.8 1.7- 4.6 27 4.5 2.9- 7.0
College Graduate 1,144 680 56.8 53.2-60.4 354 31.8 28.6-35.3 62 7.1 5.4- 9.4 22 2.2 1.3- 3.6 26 2.0 1.2- 3.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 181 81 36.4 28.5-45.1 50 28.8 21.4-37.5 24 17.7 11.6-26.1 14 10.0 5.7-17.0 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 310 161 50.4 43.1-57.6 87 27.0 21.4-33.4 28 8.4 5.4-12.9 *** *** *** 22 10.6 6.4-16.8
$25,000- 34,999 227 130 47.0 39.0-55.2 68 36.1 28.1-44.9 15 8.6 4.9-14.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 330 187 49.4 42.9-56.0 89 29.2 23.5-35.6 28 11.6 7.6-17.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 362 217 55.6 48.6-62.4 98 26.3 21.1-32.2 25 11.2 6.2-19.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 675 400 57.4 52.6-62.0 219 32.6 28.4-37.2 38 7.4 5.0-10.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 459 268 55.5 49.2-61.7 117 26.7 21.6-32.6 31 8.6 5.7-12.9 21 4.9 3.0- 7.9 22 4.3 2.5- 7.2
No 1,937 1,110 52.0 49.2-54.8 569 30.4 27.9-33.0 144 9.9 8.0-12.1 40 2.4 1.7- 3.4 74 5.3 4.0- 7.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,340 1,347 52.5 49.8-55.1 669 29.7 27.4-32.2 172 9.8 8.1-11.7 58 2.8 2.1- 3.8 94 5.2 4.0- 6.7

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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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