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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any
alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,527 5,141 55.7 54.2-57.1 1,049 14.1 13.1-15.2 939 12.9 12.0-14.0 1,034 13.3 12.4-14.3 364 4.0 3.5- 4.5
GENDER
Male 3,325 1,700 49.1 46.8-51.3 415 13.8 12.4-15.5 449 14.9 13.4-16.6 545 16.7 15.1-18.3 216 5.5 4.7- 6.5
Female 5,202 3,441 61.8 59.9-63.6 634 14.4 13.1-15.7 490 11.1 9.9-12.4 489 10.2 9.2-11.4 148 2.5 2.0- 3.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 5,788 3,257 52.9 51.2-54.6 703 13.6 12.4-14.8 675 13.3 12.1-14.5 844 15.7 14.5-17.0 309 4.5 3.9- 5.2
Non-Hispanic Black 1,584 1,091 61.0 57.6-64.3 191 14.8 12.5-17.4 145 11.2 9.2-13.6 119 9.7 7.8-12.1 38 3.2 2.1- 4.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 374 *** *** *** 31 7.7 3.7-15.4 *** *** *** 12 3.9 1.6- 9.1 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 258 157 56.5 48.0-64.6 41 17.1 11.7-24.3 29 13.6 8.9-20.2 25 9.3 5.7-14.9 *** *** ***
Hispanic 437 269 61.9 56.3-67.1 73 16.7 13.0-21.3 64 14.9 11.3-19.3 28 5.7 3.7- 8.7 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 1,324 601 48.0 44.8-51.3 229 16.3 14.2-18.7 236 17.2 15.0-19.7 231 16.1 14.0-18.5 27 2.3 1.5- 3.5
35-44 1,128 573 49.7 46.1-53.3 209 18.5 15.8-21.4 158 15.0 12.5-17.9 161 14.7 12.4-17.4 27 2.1 1.4- 3.2
45-54 1,425 791 53.6 50.2-57.0 225 16.1 13.7-18.8 158 11.2 9.3-13.5 199 14.5 12.3-17.1 52 4.5 3.3- 6.2
55-64 1,740 1,068 59.3 56.3-62.2 178 11.1 9.3-13.1 192 12.1 10.2-14.2 225 12.8 11.0-14.9 77 4.7 3.6- 6.3
65-74 1,587 1,079 65.7 62.4-68.8 142 9.4 7.6-11.5 120 8.0 6.4- 9.9 150 8.9 7.3-10.8 96 8.0 6.2-10.3
75+ 1,245 970 78.6 75.5-81.5 58 5.0 3.6- 6.9 67 5.2 3.8- 7.0 67 5.2 3.8- 7.0 83 6.0 4.6- 7.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,126 916 74.3 70.6-77.7 81 9.5 7.4-12.2 58 6.8 4.9- 9.2 49 6.1 4.4- 8.4 22 3.3 2.0- 5.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,393 1,709 63.0 60.3-65.7 231 12.3 10.5-14.2 214 11.7 10.0-13.7 167 9.8 8.2-11.7 72 3.2 2.4- 4.3
Some Post-H.S. 2,324 1,369 52.2 49.4-54.9 335 17.4 15.4-19.6 267 14.6 12.7-16.7 258 12.4 10.7-14.4 95 3.4 2.6- 4.5
College Graduate 2,676 1,141 39.5 37.1-41.9 402 15.0 13.3-16.8 400 16.2 14.5-18.1 559 23.3 21.3-25.4 174 6.0 5.0- 7.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,055 811 68.5 64.3-72.4 91 12.1 9.5-15.3 71 9.0 6.8-11.8 61 8.4 6.2-11.2 21 2.1 1.2- 3.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,503 1,073 65.7 62.3-68.8 155 12.5 10.4-15.0 115 10.0 8.1-12.4 110 8.2 6.5-10.3 50 3.6 2.5- 5.1
$25,000- 34,999 822 502 55.7 51.1-60.3 105 15.7 12.6-19.5 101 14.0 11.1-17.4 76 10.4 7.9-13.6 38 4.2 2.7- 6.5
$35,000- 49,999 994 563 53.0 48.9-57.1 150 15.2 12.5-18.2 128 15.0 12.3-18.2 108 13.1 10.4-16.2 45 3.7 2.5- 5.6
$50,000-74,999 910 467 52.5 48.2-56.8 125 13.1 10.6-16.2 126 14.7 11.8-18.1 149 15.9 13.1-19.0 43 3.8 2.6- 5.7
$75,000+ 1,595 556 34.3 31.3-37.5 257 16.5 14.3-19.1 259 18.1 15.7-20.8 405 24.7 22.2-27.5 118 6.3 5.0- 7.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,464 1,772 66.8 64.1-69.4 253 12.5 10.7-14.5 169 8.7 7.2-10.5 179 8.4 7.0-10.1 91 3.5 2.6- 4.7
No 6,021 3,340 52.1 50.4-53.8 787 14.6 13.4-15.8 768 14.3 13.1-15.5 853 14.9 13.7-16.1 273 4.1 3.5- 4.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,114 594 51.4 47.5-55.2 142 13.7 11.2-16.7 133 13.7 11.1-16.6 151 13.8 11.4-16.6 94 7.5 5.8- 9.6
Non-Veteran 7,410 4,546 56.3 54.8-57.9 906 14.2 13.1-15.3 806 12.8 11.8-13.9 882 13.2 12.2-14.3 270 3.5 2.9- 4.1
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 4,394 2,936 61.7 59.6-63.7 504 13.2 11.9-14.7 410 11.1 9.9-12.5 380 10.2 9.0-11.5 164 3.8 3.1- 4.7
No 4,133 2,205 49.5 47.4-51.5 545 15.0 13.6-16.6 529 14.8 13.4-16.3 654 16.6 15.2-18.1 200 4.1 3.4- 5.0

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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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