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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-MALES

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
-MALES 2,220 784 30.7 28.4-33.1 712 31.6 29.2-34.0 295 15.0 13.1-17.1 137 7.1 5.9- 8.5 292 15.7 13.8-17.7
RACE
White 1,673 602 31.1 28.4-33.9 559 33.1 30.4-36.0 206 13.5 11.5-15.9 106 7.7 6.2- 9.4 200 14.6 12.5-16.9
African American 301 106 31.7 25.9-38.1 97 31.2 25.3-37.8 52 18.8 13.5-25.6 18 6.5 3.9-10.6 28 11.8 7.9-17.2
Other Minorities 234 70 25.6 19.3-33.2 53 20.9 15.4-27.7 35 18.5 13.0-25.8 *** *** *** 63 30.7 23.4-39.1
AGE
18-34 507 102 18.5 14.9-22.7 144 28.2 23.9-32.9 90 20.0 16.0-24.8 43 8.0 5.8-10.9 128 25.3 21.2-29.8
35-44 411 111 28.7 23.7-34.3 139 31.2 26.3-36.6 64 15.3 11.7-19.8 40 10.2 7.3-14.2 57 14.5 10.9-19.0
45-54 384 125 33.1 27.7-39.1 131 34.2 28.8-40.0 52 12.6 9.3-16.8 23 7.0 4.4-10.9 53 13.1 9.6-17.8
55-64 418 175 40.6 35.1-46.4 151 38.4 33.0-44.2 51 11.5 8.2-15.9 *** *** *** 25 5.4 3.3- 8.6
65-74 333 167 49.6 43.0-56.2 107 33.1 27.1-39.8 25 7.0 4.5-10.8 *** *** *** 22 6.9 3.9-11.9
75+ 155 97 65.0 54.9-73.9 37 23.9 16.3-33.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 188 49 23.5 17.1-31.5 40 19.9 14.3-27.1 37 22.3 15.5-30.8 *** *** *** 50 28.0 21.0-36.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 530 165 27.1 23.0-31.7 159 30.6 26.1-35.4 77 15.2 11.5-19.9 39 7.4 5.2-10.4 90 19.7 15.7-24.3
Some Post-H.S. 594 212 30.8 26.5-35.4 171 30.5 26.1-35.2 81 15.0 11.8-19.0 39 7.7 5.5-10.8 91 16.0 12.8-19.8
College Graduate 904 356 36.4 32.6-40.4 340 38.2 34.3-42.2 100 11.8 9.4-14.6 47 6.5 4.7- 8.9 61 7.1 5.3- 9.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 164 49 21.4 15.4-28.9 35 23.4 15.9-33.1 21 12.4 7.6-19.6 16 9.5 5.4-16.2 43 33.3 24.9-42.8
$15,000- 24,999 272 76 23.0 17.9-29.2 71 24.4 19.0-30.7 40 17.5 11.9-25.0 19 8.3 5.0-13.4 66 26.8 20.8-33.9
$25,000- 34,999 228 85 31.5 25.2-38.7 63 28.7 22.3-36.1 37 17.2 12.3-23.6 *** *** *** 31 15.4 10.4-22.1
$35,000- 49,999 303 103 31.3 25.1-38.2 92 29.1 23.4-35.5 47 18.0 13.3-24.0 24 9.1 6.0-13.8 37 12.5 8.7-17.6
$50,000- 74,999 333 124 31.9 26.3-38.1 102 33.4 27.3-40.0 51 17.6 12.9-23.6 16 6.0 3.6- 9.9 40 11.0 7.5-16.0
$75,000+ 705 260 35.2 30.8-39.8 287 40.6 36.1-45.2 79 10.9 8.4-13.9 37 5.7 3.9- 8.2 42 7.7 5.4-10.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 424 183 37.5 32.2-43.2 120 31.0 25.7-36.8 49 12.6 9.2-17.0 22 5.5 3.4- 8.8 50 13.3 9.6-18.2
No 1,788 598 29.5 27.0-32.1 592 31.8 29.2-34.5 245 15.3 13.2-17.7 114 7.3 6.0- 9.0 239 16.1 14.0-18.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 650 294 39.9 35.5-44.4 204 33.8 29.5-38.3 74 11.8 9.0-15.2 27 4.9 3.2- 7.4 51 9.7 7.0-13.3
Non-Veteran 1,570 490 27.9 25.3-30.8 508 30.9 28.2-33.8 221 15.9 13.6-18.5 110 7.7 6.3- 9.5 241 17.5 15.2-20.0

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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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