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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-FEMALES

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%)
North Carolina 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
-FEMALES 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
White 1,896 1,582 78.5 75.7-81.1 135 9.0 7.1-11.2 74 5.2 3.9- 6.7 78 5.3 4.1- 6.8 27 2.1 1.3- 3.3
African American 370 298 77.5 71.6-82.5 30 9.0 5.9-13.5 *** *** *** 22 6.1 3.8- 9.5 *** *** ***
Other Minorities 132 106 83.5 74.6-89.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 495 342 66.2 60.9-71.2 58 13.6 9.9-18.3 43 8.3 5.9-11.5 35 7.4 5.1-10.5 17 4.5 2.6- 7.7
35-44 392 314 78.1 72.4-82.9 42 11.7 8.2-16.5 *** *** *** 14 4.0 2.3- 6.9 *** *** ***
45-54 502 417 82.7 78.2-86.4 35 6.2 4.2- 9.0 19 4.6 2.8- 7.6 23 5.0 3.0- 8.3 *** *** ***
55-64 471 407 85.9 81.8-89.1 21 4.1 2.5- 6.4 *** *** *** 27 6.0 4.0- 9.1 *** *** ***
65-74 361 333 92.9 89.3-95.4 16 3.6 2.0- 6.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 177 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 95 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 447 368 76.4 70.5-81.4 25 8.3 5.1-13.1 15 4.1 2.4- 6.9 26 6.0 3.9- 9.2 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 725 589 77.2 72.6-81.1 56 9.6 6.7-13.6 38 6.6 4.6- 9.3 29 4.9 3.2- 7.3 *** *** ***
College Graduate 1,148 974 82.0 79.0-84.8 84 8.0 6.2-10.2 33 3.4 2.3- 5.2 44 5.1 3.6- 7.2 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 184 124 62.0 53.0-70.3 21 12.2 7.5-19.0 15 10.5 6.0-17.9 16 10.6 6.0-18.0 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 310 241 73.7 66.6-79.7 24 8.3 4.9-13.6 *** *** *** 26 9.3 6.0-14.3 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 231 186 76.8 69.0-83.1 16 6.7 3.7-11.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 329 272 75.1 67.9-81.2 27 11.9 7.6-18.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 362 311 82.0 74.2-87.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 674 585 84.9 81.0-88.1 37 6.5 4.4- 9.5 23 4.5 2.7- 7.4 25 3.5 2.2- 5.5 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 461 375 78.1 72.3-82.9 27 5.3 3.3- 8.5 22 8.2 5.0-13.3 23 5.7 3.4- 9.6 *** *** ***
No 1,949 1,619 78.5 75.9-81.0 148 9.6 7.8-11.8 73 4.6 3.5- 6.0 83 5.1 4.0- 6.6 26 2.2 1.4- 3.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,355 1,949 78.5 76.0-80.7 171 8.8 7.2-10.7 95 5.3 4.2- 6.7 101 5.2 4.1- 6.5 39 2.2 1.5- 3.3

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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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