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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

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%)
TOTAL 3,319 1,561 40.8 38.7-43.0 1,005 31.2 29.2-33.3 360 12.5 11.1-14.0 126 4.7 3.7- 5.8 267 10.9 9.5-12.4
GENDER
Male 1,582 588 33.4 30.6-36.3 487 29.9 27.1-32.8 227 15.5 13.4-17.8 85 6.2 4.7- 8.1 195 15.0 12.9-17.5
Female 1,737 973 49.8 46.7-52.9 518 32.8 29.9-35.8 133 8.9 7.3-10.8 41 2.8 1.9- 4.2 72 5.8 4.4- 7.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,490 1,219 41.8 39.4-44.2 756 31.7 29.4-34.1 266 12.4 10.8-14.2 72 3.9 3.0- 5.2 177 10.1 8.6-11.9
Non-Hispanic Black 478 210 41.8 36.2-47.6 153 31.3 26.3-36.8 60 14.1 10.6-18.6 25 5.1 3.2- 8.1 30 7.7 5.1-11.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 10.8 5.5-19.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 162 42 21.9 15.5-30.0 44 27.4 20.2-36.0 18 11.8 6.7-20.0 15 11.6 6.1-20.9 43 27.3 20.2-35.8
AGE
18-34 702 207 28.6 24.9-32.6 216 29.7 26.0-33.7 108 15.7 12.9-18.9 45 6.9 4.9- 9.5 126 19.2 16.1-22.8
35-44 547 208 38.1 33.3-43.2 183 34.0 29.3-39.1 83 14.6 11.4-18.4 26 5.1 3.1- 8.4 47 8.2 5.8-11.3
45-54 622 294 42.9 38.1-47.9 183 31.4 26.8-36.5 71 11.5 8.7-14.9 25 4.6 2.9- 7.5 49 9.6 6.8-13.2
55-64 665 330 48.0 43.3-52.7 230 34.8 30.4-39.5 64 11.2 8.4-14.7 14 1.5 0.8- 3.0 27 4.5 2.9- 7.0
65-74 497 327 66.9 61.4-71.9 118 24.3 19.8-29.5 27 4.5 2.7- 7.4 13 2.1 1.1- 3.9 12 2.3 1.2- 4.2
75+ 267 186 67.6 59.5-74.8 67 28.3 21.4-36.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 200 51 28.4 21.2-36.8 56 23.6 17.5-31.1 29 14.0 9.2-20.7 16 9.1 4.8-16.4 48 25.0 18.5-32.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 664 282 37.7 33.2-42.4 181 27.9 23.8-32.4 76 13.1 10.2-16.7 39 5.3 3.6- 7.7 86 16.0 12.7-20.0
Some Post-H.S. 933 413 38.0 34.3-41.9 291 34.0 30.2-38.0 117 13.1 10.7-16.0 39 5.2 3.5- 7.6 73 9.6 7.4-12.4
College Graduate 1,520 814 49.3 46.2-52.4 477 32.6 29.7-35.6 137 10.8 9.0-13.0 32 2.5 1.6- 3.8 60 4.8 3.6- 6.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 236 87 33.0 25.9-40.9 64 25.3 18.9-32.8 38 18.5 13.0-25.6 *** *** *** 38 18.4 13.1-25.4
$15,000- 24,999 414 165 36.7 31.2-42.6 109 23.8 19.1-29.1 49 12.4 8.7-17.3 29 8.5 5.6-12.9 62 18.6 14.3-23.9
$25,000- 34,999 315 129 31.2 25.2-37.9 90 30.7 24.7-37.4 30 12.3 8.4-17.8 21 6.6 4.0-10.6 45 19.2 14.0-25.8
$35,000- 49,999 426 204 41.0 35.3-46.9 127 29.8 24.8-35.4 53 14.9 10.9-20.0 12 3.5 1.7- 7.2 30 10.8 7.2-15.9
$50,000-74,999 438 211 43.3 37.5-49.3 141 36.0 30.3-42.1 45 9.5 6.7-13.4 18 4.0 2.1- 7.5 23 7.2 4.4-11.5
$75,000+ 1,033 504 43.3 39.5-47.1 360 36.6 32.9-40.5 106 11.2 9.1-13.8 23 3.4 2.1- 5.5 40 5.5 3.9- 7.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 680 342 43.8 38.9-48.8 215 31.8 27.2-36.7 61 11.0 8.2-14.6 23 4.6 2.7- 7.7 39 8.8 6.0-12.7
No 2,627 1,211 40.1 37.8-42.5 788 31.1 28.9-33.5 299 12.8 11.3-14.6 103 4.7 3.7- 6.0 226 11.2 9.7-12.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 513 236 42.3 37.0-47.9 136 26.9 22.3-32.1 71 15.7 12.0-20.3 29 6.2 3.9- 9.7 41 8.9 6.2-12.5
Non-Veteran 2,804 1,323 40.5 38.2-42.8 869 31.9 29.7-34.2 289 12.0 10.5-13.6 97 4.4 3.4- 5.7 226 11.2 9.7-12.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,429 684 40.9 37.7-44.2 401 29.3 26.3-32.5 158 12.4 10.4-14.7 57 4.8 3.4- 6.9 129 12.5 10.3-15.2
No 1,890 877 40.7 38.0-43.6 604 32.6 30.0-35.4 202 12.5 10.7-14.6 69 4.5 3.4- 6.0 138 9.6 8.0-11.4

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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 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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