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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-WHITES

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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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 4,507 1,304 24.1 22.6-25.6 1,309 26.5 25.0-28.1 689 16.2 14.8-17.7 373 8.6 7.5- 9.7 832 24.7 23.0-26.4
-WHITES 3,498 1,023 23.8 22.2-25.5 1,023 26.8 25.0-28.7 547 16.9 15.3-18.6 280 8.4 7.2- 9.7 625 24.1 22.2-26.1
GENDER
Male 1,631 326 16.5 14.5-18.7 396 21.5 19.2-24.0 303 20.0 17.6-22.7 143 8.2 6.8- 9.9 463 33.8 30.9-36.8
Female 1,867 697 32.4 29.9-35.1 627 33.1 30.4-35.8 244 13.2 11.4-15.3 137 8.6 6.8-10.9 162 12.7 10.7-15.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 64 14 15.8 8.6-27.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 3,431 1,008 23.9 22.3-25.7 1,005 26.9 25.1-28.8 539 17.0 15.4-18.8 275 8.3 7.2- 9.6 604 23.8 21.9-25.8
AGE
18-34 630 104 14.5 11.7-17.8 136 19.0 15.8-22.6 99 17.0 13.7-21.1 49 8.0 5.6-11.4 242 41.4 36.9-46.0
35-44 559 119 18.9 15.6-22.7 154 28.6 24.3-33.2 91 15.2 12.2-18.9 62 11.5 8.7-15.1 133 25.8 21.6-30.5
45-54 674 199 26.5 22.8-30.6 187 28.1 24.1-32.4 122 19.2 15.7-23.2 57 7.9 5.9-10.5 109 18.3 15.0-22.2
55-64 731 224 28.4 24.7-32.4 242 31.6 27.7-35.7 120 19.2 15.8-23.2 60 8.6 6.5-11.3 85 12.3 9.6-15.6
65-74 592 220 35.0 30.6-39.6 198 34.0 29.6-38.6 85 15.1 11.8-19.1 43 6.6 4.7- 9.3 46 9.3 6.6-13.0
75+ 297 153 53.1 45.9-60.3 97 31.3 25.1-38.2 30 10.6 6.7-16.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 127 32 17.5 11.6-25.5 22 16.9 10.5-26.0 18 15.7 9.7-24.5 *** *** *** 50 46.4 36.3-56.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 655 200 24.6 21.0-28.5 182 26.2 22.4-30.4 90 14.9 11.4-19.3 34 5.5 3.7- 8.1 149 28.8 24.6-33.4
Some Post-H.S. 992 296 23.8 20.9-27.0 293 26.5 23.4-29.9 144 16.7 13.9-20.0 90 10.0 7.7-13.1 169 22.9 19.5-26.6
College Graduate 1,721 494 24.3 22.0-26.9 525 28.9 26.3-31.6 295 18.3 16.0-20.8 150 9.0 7.5-10.8 257 19.5 17.1-22.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 194 54 17.7 12.7-24.0 39 19.5 13.6-27.1 19 10.4 6.3-16.8 14 7.2 4.0-12.7 68 45.2 36.8-53.9
$15,000- 24,999 326 91 22.1 17.3-27.9 84 19.9 15.3-25.4 46 14.7 10.5-20.2 24 5.3 3.3- 8.6 81 37.9 31.2-45.1
$25,000- 34,999 316 103 26.2 21.0-32.1 81 25.0 19.7-31.3 41 13.1 9.1-18.6 25 7.2 4.5-11.5 66 28.4 22.4-35.3
$35,000- 49,999 482 136 22.8 18.8-27.3 146 25.2 21.0-29.9 80 18.9 14.9-23.5 40 9.0 6.1-12.9 80 24.3 19.2-30.1
$50,000- 74,999 567 172 26.0 21.9-30.5 163 26.5 22.3-31.1 83 16.8 12.9-21.5 51 9.6 6.3-14.4 98 21.2 17.2-25.9
$75,000+ 1,203 288 20.8 18.2-23.7 398 31.4 28.2-34.7 232 19.6 16.8-22.6 103 9.8 7.7-12.3 182 18.5 15.6-21.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 682 238 30.6 26.6-35.0 198 26.3 22.5-30.5 95 15.4 12.1-19.5 52 8.5 6.1-11.7 99 19.1 15.5-23.4
No 2,806 782 22.4 20.7-24.3 825 27.0 25.0-29.1 449 17.2 15.4-19.1 228 8.4 7.1- 9.9 522 25.0 22.9-27.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 551 154 25.5 21.4-30.0 156 24.7 20.8-29.1 94 19.2 15.3-23.7 51 10.0 7.4-13.4 96 20.7 16.8-25.3
Non-Veteran 2,947 869 23.5 21.7-25.3 867 27.2 25.2-29.2 453 16.5 14.8-18.4 229 8.1 6.9- 9.6 529 24.7 22.6-26.9

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*This question 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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