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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Heavy Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,460 8,097 95.1 94.4-95.7 363 4.9 4.3- 5.6
GENDER
Male 3,282 3,122 95.0 94.0-95.9 160 5.0 4.1- 6.0
Female 5,178 4,975 95.2 94.3-96.0 203 4.8 4.0- 5.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 5,747 5,450 94.3 93.5-95.1 297 5.7 4.9- 6.5
Non-Hispanic Black 1,569 1,530 96.5 94.9-97.7 39 3.5 2.3- 5.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 372 367 98.3 93.0-99.6 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 255 242 93.0 85.9-96.7 13 7.0 3.3-14.1
Hispanic 431 423 98.5 96.8-99.3 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 1,303 1,215 93.4 91.7-94.8 88 6.6 5.2- 8.3
35-44 1,120 1,071 95.7 94.0-96.9 49 4.3 3.1- 6.0
45-54 1,413 1,342 93.8 91.9-95.4 71 6.2 4.6- 8.1
55-64 1,733 1,662 96.2 94.8-97.2 71 3.8 2.8- 5.2
65-74 1,576 1,518 96.6 95.2-97.5 58 3.4 2.5- 4.8
75+ 1,237 1,212 98.6 97.5-99.2 25 1.4 0.8- 2.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,116 1,092 97.1 95.2-98.3 24 2.9 1.7- 4.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,373 2,300 95.6 94.2-96.6 73 4.4 3.4- 5.8
Some Post-H.S. 2,302 2,191 94.8 93.4-95.9 111 5.2 4.1- 6.6
College Graduate 2,661 2,506 93.7 92.3-94.8 155 6.3 5.2- 7.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,047 1,012 95.4 93.0-96.9 35 4.6 3.1- 7.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,487 1,438 96.3 94.7-97.4 49 3.7 2.6- 5.3
$25,000- 34,999 817 777 94.8 92.3-96.6 40 5.2 3.4- 7.7
$35,000- 49,999 989 945 93.9 91.2-95.8 44 6.1 4.2- 8.8
$50,000-74,999 905 857 95.2 93.2-96.7 48 4.8 3.3- 6.8
$75,000+ 1,589 1,479 92.9 91.0-94.4 110 7.1 5.6- 9.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,452 2,386 97.0 95.7-97.9 66 3.0 2.1- 4.3
No 5,967 5,671 94.6 93.7-95.3 296 5.4 4.7- 6.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,107 1,042 94.2 92.2-95.8 65 5.8 4.2- 7.8
Non-Veteran 7,350 7,052 95.3 94.5-95.9 298 4.7 4.1- 5.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 4,365 4,211 95.7 94.7-96.4 154 4.3 3.6- 5.3
No 4,095 3,886 94.6 93.5-95.4 209 5.4 4.6- 6.5

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*Heavy drinkers--MALES having more than two drinks per day and FEMALES having more than one drink per day.

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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