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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

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%)
TOTAL 3,241 931 25.0 23.2-27.0 945 26.3 24.4-28.2 516 15.8 14.2-17.5 255 8.3 7.1- 9.6 594 24.6 22.6-26.7
GENDER
Male 1,535 310 17.9 15.7-20.4 379 22.4 19.9-25.0 290 17.4 15.2-19.9 118 8.0 6.4-10.0 438 34.3 31.3-37.4
Female 1,706 621 33.6 30.7-36.6 566 31.0 28.2-33.9 226 13.8 11.8-16.2 137 8.6 7.0-10.6 156 13.0 10.9-15.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,446 708 25.1 23.1-27.3 725 26.5 24.4-28.8 394 16.2 14.4-18.1 205 8.7 7.4-10.3 414 23.4 21.2-25.8
Non-Hispanic Black 455 131 26.9 22.0-32.6 142 28.2 23.4-33.7 73 16.7 12.8-21.5 30 7.3 4.6-11.3 79 20.8 16.3-26.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 11.7 6.1-21.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 159 26 13.8 9.0-20.7 37 21.7 15.3-29.9 23 11.8 7.4-18.2 *** *** *** 64 45.3 36.2-54.6
AGE
18-34 686 120 17.5 14.4-21.0 139 19.0 15.9-22.6 105 14.5 11.8-17.7 55 7.0 5.2- 9.3 267 42.1 37.8-46.4
35-44 536 123 22.8 18.7-27.4 158 29.3 24.8-34.2 92 17.1 13.5-21.5 40 8.1 5.5-11.9 123 22.7 18.7-27.3
45-54 609 192 29.4 25.1-34.2 170 26.0 21.7-30.7 96 15.5 12.3-19.5 61 12.2 8.9-16.4 90 16.9 13.3-21.1
55-64 644 178 26.5 22.6-30.9 213 33.2 28.8-37.8 116 17.9 14.6-21.9 62 10.1 7.4-13.5 75 12.3 9.4-15.8
65-74 490 200 42.7 37.0-48.6 154 29.4 24.7-34.6 75 15.7 11.6-20.9 30 4.9 3.1- 7.7 31 7.3 4.6-11.2
75+ 259 110 37.0 30.0-44.5 105 43.4 35.6-51.5 30 13.8 8.9-20.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 183 31 15.8 10.6-22.8 33 15.6 10.4-22.7 25 11.0 6.7-17.7 16 12.8 7.3-21.5 78 44.8 36.2-53.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 635 194 26.3 22.3-30.8 154 23.2 19.3-27.6 94 15.2 12.2-18.9 40 5.8 4.0- 8.4 153 29.5 25.1-34.3
Some Post-H.S. 914 278 26.1 22.8-29.7 250 26.6 23.2-30.4 140 15.6 12.8-18.9 81 9.0 7.0-11.7 165 22.6 19.2-26.5
College Graduate 1,507 427 25.4 22.8-28.2 508 30.7 27.9-33.6 257 17.6 15.3-20.1 118 8.0 6.5- 9.9 197 18.3 15.8-21.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 222 68 27.6 20.7-35.7 43 17.8 12.6-24.5 31 11.9 7.9-17.7 *** *** *** 70 36.7 28.9-45.3
$15,000- 24,999 393 107 22.7 18.1-28.0 90 22.7 17.7-28.4 58 13.2 9.8-17.6 37 8.9 5.9-13.3 101 32.5 26.8-38.9
$25,000- 34,999 307 79 20.3 15.3-26.4 80 21.2 16.3-27.1 47 16.1 11.6-21.8 21 8.1 4.9-13.1 80 34.4 27.8-41.7
$35,000- 49,999 413 140 29.7 24.5-35.5 120 25.6 20.9-31.0 63 15.0 11.2-19.7 26 6.2 3.8- 9.9 64 23.5 18.2-29.6
$50,000-74,999 435 110 22.2 17.8-27.4 145 31.3 26.1-37.1 70 15.3 11.6-20.0 30 8.1 5.1-12.5 80 23.1 18.1-29.0
$75,000+ 1,026 245 22.2 19.2-25.5 336 29.8 26.4-33.5 201 20.1 17.1-23.5 100 8.8 7.0-11.1 144 19.1 16.0-22.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 661 241 32.0 27.6-36.8 192 26.7 22.5-31.4 94 14.3 11.3-18.0 37 7.0 4.5-10.8 97 20.0 15.9-24.7
No 2,567 683 23.5 21.5-25.7 752 26.2 24.1-28.4 419 16.1 14.4-18.0 218 8.6 7.3-10.1 495 25.6 23.3-27.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 500 138 25.7 21.0-31.0 141 27.3 22.7-32.4 86 16.2 12.7-20.6 42 7.2 4.9-10.4 93 23.7 19.0-29.1
Non-Veteran 2,739 792 24.9 23.0-27.0 804 26.1 24.1-28.3 429 15.7 14.0-17.5 213 8.5 7.2-10.0 501 24.8 22.6-27.1
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,387 414 25.5 22.7-28.5 419 27.5 24.6-30.6 214 14.7 12.5-17.2 91 7.2 5.5- 9.3 249 25.1 22.0-28.6
No 1,854 517 24.7 22.3-27.2 526 25.4 23.0-27.9 302 16.6 14.6-18.9 164 9.1 7.5-11.0 345 24.2 21.7-26.9

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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 2013 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 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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