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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-WHITES

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
-WHITES 3,565 1,706 40.8 38.8-42.9 1,118 32.2 30.3-34.2 329 11.6 10.2-13.2 143 5.2 4.3- 6.2 269 10.2 8.9-11.6
GENDER
Male 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
Female 1,892 1,104 52.6 49.7-55.5 559 31.1 28.5-33.9 123 9.2 7.4-11.5 37 2.2 1.5- 3.2 69 4.8 3.6- 6.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 3,497 1,680 40.8 38.8-42.9 1,097 32.3 30.4-34.3 324 11.7 10.3-13.3 142 5.3 4.4- 6.3 254 9.9 8.6-11.4
AGE
18-34 637 191 26.8 22.9-31.0 197 29.3 25.4-33.6 101 18.0 14.4-22.2 48 7.6 5.6-10.2 100 18.3 15.0-22.1
35-44 575 212 36.5 31.9-41.3 212 35.4 31.0-40.1 69 11.5 8.8-14.8 32 6.5 4.5- 9.3 50 10.1 7.5-13.6
45-54 683 319 43.5 39.0-48.0 228 35.5 31.2-40.0 61 9.5 7.1-12.5 25 4.7 3.0- 7.3 50 6.9 5.0- 9.5
55-64 741 395 49.6 45.3-54.0 230 33.7 29.6-38.0 64 9.4 6.9-12.6 20 2.8 1.6- 4.9 32 4.5 3.0- 6.8
65-74 604 362 57.1 52.3-61.8 179 31.0 26.7-35.6 23 4.3 2.6- 6.8 15 2.7 1.6- 4.5 25 5.0 2.9- 8.2
75+ 308 218 72.5 65.7-78.4 67 21.2 15.8-27.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 129 44 31.1 22.3-41.6 29 21.6 14.6-30.9 16 13.4 8.0-21.4 *** *** *** 33 27.2 19.1-37.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 675 300 37.2 32.9-41.6 193 30.4 26.3-34.8 73 12.3 9.1-16.6 34 5.5 3.8- 7.9 75 14.6 11.4-18.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,022 481 38.7 35.1-42.4 298 31.1 27.6-34.7 105 13.7 11.0-17.0 47 5.5 4.0- 7.7 91 11.0 8.8-13.7
College Graduate 1,736 880 46.3 43.4-49.2 596 35.7 32.9-38.6 135 9.0 7.4-10.9 55 4.5 3.3- 6.0 70 4.5 3.4- 5.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 199 73 26.0 19.8-33.2 49 25.1 18.5-33.1 24 13.5 8.6-20.5 15 9.6 5.6-16.1 38 25.8 18.8-34.4
$15,000- 24,999 341 151 36.1 30.0-42.5 96 25.7 20.6-31.7 28 9.2 5.8-14.3 20 7.5 4.5-12.5 46 21.5 16.0-28.3
$25,000- 34,999 324 158 38.5 32.4-44.9 96 32.4 26.4-39.1 32 12.6 8.8-17.7 *** *** *** 28 11.5 7.5-17.3
$35,000- 49,999 487 219 37.5 32.4-42.9 147 30.9 26.2-36.2 58 15.5 11.8-20.1 26 6.8 4.5-10.1 37 9.2 6.3-13.3
$50,000- 74,999 574 290 43.2 38.2-48.4 168 31.1 26.4-36.2 53 13.1 9.1-18.3 21 4.7 3.0- 7.5 42 7.9 5.5-11.2
$75,000+ 1,219 578 44.1 40.6-47.7 454 38.1 34.7-41.6 106 9.6 7.6-11.9 37 3.6 2.5- 5.2 44 4.7 3.3- 6.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 696 353 43.6 39.1-48.2 197 31.5 27.2-36.1 61 10.4 7.8-13.7 34 5.4 3.6- 7.9 51 9.1 6.6-12.5
No 2,858 1,349 40.3 38.1-42.5 917 32.4 30.3-34.6 267 11.8 10.2-13.6 109 5.2 4.2- 6.4 216 10.4 8.9-12.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 561 254 40.6 35.8-45.6 180 33.9 29.4-38.8 57 11.4 8.5-15.2 26 5.2 3.4- 7.9 44 8.9 6.3-12.5
Non-Veteran 3,004 1,452 40.9 38.7-43.1 938 32.0 29.9-34.1 272 11.6 10.0-13.4 117 5.2 4.2- 6.4 225 10.4 9.0-12.0

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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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