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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-MALES

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
-MALES 2,221 1,551 64.8 62.3-67.3 192 10.2 8.6-12.0 148 7.1 5.9- 8.5 210 11.9 10.2-13.7 120 6.0 4.9- 7.4
RACE
White 1,675 1,186 66.0 63.1-68.8 146 10.5 8.7-12.6 101 6.3 5.1- 7.9 143 10.5 8.8-12.6 99 6.6 5.3- 8.3
African American 300 217 66.6 59.6-73.0 18 7.2 4.1-12.5 25 8.8 5.5-13.8 32 14.0 9.7-19.7 *** *** ***
Other Minorities 234 138 52.8 44.6-60.8 27 13.0 8.3-19.8 22 9.8 6.1-15.3 34 17.8 12.0-25.7 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 514 254 49.7 44.7-54.7 84 15.8 12.6-19.7 51 9.1 6.7-12.2 84 17.5 14.0-21.5 41 7.9 5.6-10.9
35-44 414 260 62.1 56.5-67.5 38 9.2 6.1-13.7 37 8.8 6.2-12.5 52 12.3 9.1-16.3 27 7.5 4.9-11.3
45-54 381 272 70.2 64.4-75.4 29 8.4 5.5-12.8 19 4.8 3.0- 7.7 38 11.4 8.1-16.0 23 5.1 3.2- 8.0
55-64 414 329 81.6 76.9-85.6 26 5.2 3.2- 8.2 25 5.2 3.2- 8.4 18 4.5 2.6- 7.8 16 3.5 2.0- 6.0
65-74 330 278 83.2 77.5-87.7 *** *** *** 15 4.4 2.4- 7.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 156 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 182 96 48.3 39.7-57.0 18 13.2 7.8-21.5 17 7.9 4.7-12.9 33 20.3 14.2-28.1 18 10.4 6.3-16.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 534 350 62.7 57.6-67.6 54 10.0 7.5-13.4 38 6.9 4.8- 9.8 57 13.2 9.9-17.3 35 7.2 4.9-10.4
Some Post-H.S. 593 408 64.5 59.7-69.1 47 10.1 7.3-13.9 43 8.6 6.2-11.8 57 10.1 7.6-13.3 38 6.6 4.6- 9.4
College Graduate 908 693 73.3 69.5-76.7 73 9.2 7.1-11.8 50 5.3 3.8- 7.3 63 9.4 7.1-12.2 29 2.9 1.8- 4.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 163 86 45.6 36.6-55.0 19 14.5 8.4-23.9 19 9.8 5.8-15.9 25 21.7 14.4-31.3 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 271 157 52.5 45.2-59.8 33 15.5 10.7-21.8 20 7.0 4.1-11.8 40 16.7 11.9-22.9 21 8.3 5.0-13.3
$25,000- 34,999 227 152 61.1 53.3-68.4 20 9.3 5.7-14.8 14 7.3 4.1-12.6 28 15.2 10.3-21.9 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 303 217 66.0 58.8-72.5 23 11.5 6.9-18.6 20 6.8 4.1-11.0 29 11.1 7.4-16.1 14 4.7 2.6- 8.3
$50,000- 74,999 331 245 71.3 65.0-77.0 29 8.6 5.7-12.9 16 6.2 3.6-10.5 21 8.1 5.1-12.8 20 5.7 3.3- 9.7
$75,000+ 709 534 73.3 69.1-77.2 54 8.1 6.0-10.9 45 5.5 3.9- 7.8 51 8.9 6.5-12.0 25 4.2 2.7- 6.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 424 323 73.0 67.4-78.0 30 8.4 5.5-12.4 22 4.8 2.9- 7.9 23 7.4 4.8-11.5 26 6.4 3.9-10.1
No 1,790 1,224 63.4 60.6-66.2 162 10.5 8.8-12.6 126 7.5 6.1- 9.1 185 12.6 10.7-14.7 93 6.0 4.8- 7.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 657 528 75.7 71.3-79.6 35 7.1 4.9-10.1 31 5.7 3.8- 8.4 34 6.3 4.3- 9.2 29 5.3 3.4- 8.1
Non-Veteran 1,564 1,023 61.5 58.5-64.5 157 11.1 9.3-13.4 117 7.5 6.1- 9.2 176 13.6 11.6-15.9 91 6.3 5.0- 7.9

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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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