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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-FEMALES

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,335 10,823 95.1 94.6-95.6 512 4.9 4.4- 5.4
-FEMALES 6,955 6,674 95.5 94.8-96.2 281 4.5 3.8- 5.2
RACE
White 4,878 4,642 94.9 94.0-95.6 236 5.1 4.4- 6.0
African American 1,392 1,360 96.4 94.6-97.6 32 3.6 2.4- 5.4
Other Minorities 623 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 1,080 1,029 94.6 92.7-96.1 51 5.4 3.9- 7.3
35-44 899 865 96.1 94.3-97.3 34 3.9 2.7- 5.7
45-54 1,191 1,130 95.0 93.2-96.3 61 5.0 3.7- 6.8
55-64 1,386 1,326 95.7 94.3-96.8 60 4.3 3.2- 5.7
65-74 1,280 1,224 94.8 93.0-96.2 56 5.2 3.8- 7.0
75+ 1,035 1,016 98.7 97.9-99.2 19 1.3 0.8- 2.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 828 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,010 1,964 96.6 95.0-97.7 46 3.4 2.3- 5.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,980 1,895 95.3 94.0-96.3 85 4.7 3.7- 6.0
College Graduate 2,115 1,980 93.5 92.1-94.7 135 6.5 5.3- 7.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 905 879 96.0 94.0-97.4 26 4.0 2.6- 6.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,236 1,194 95.5 93.4-96.9 42 4.5 3.1- 6.6
$25,000- 34,999 740 717 97.5 95.9-98.5 23 2.5 1.5- 4.1
$35,000- 49,999 817 775 94.1 91.2-96.1 42 5.9 3.9- 8.8
$50,000- 74,999 774 738 95.4 93.2-97.0 36 4.6 3.0- 6.8
$75,000+ 1,095 1,012 93.5 91.7-95.0 83 6.5 5.0- 8.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,944 1,886 96.7 95.4-97.6 58 3.3 2.4- 4.6
No 4,979 4,757 95.2 94.4-95.9 222 4.8 4.1- 5.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 151 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 6,802 6,531 95.6 94.9-96.2 271 4.4 3.8- 5.1

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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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