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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have
[5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women] on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,333 2,531 70.3 68.2-72.3 284 10.7 9.4-12.2 179 6.1 5.1- 7.3 230 8.8 7.5-10.2 109 4.1 3.3- 5.2
GENDER
Male 1,585 1,103 64.4 61.3-67.4 155 12.3 10.4-14.6 106 7.3 5.8- 9.1 140 10.4 8.5-12.7 81 5.5 4.2- 7.2
Female 1,748 1,428 77.4 74.6-80.0 129 8.8 7.2-10.8 73 4.6 3.4- 6.1 90 6.8 5.3- 8.7 28 2.4 1.6- 3.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,506 1,935 70.6 68.1-72.9 200 10.6 9.1-12.4 123 5.9 4.8- 7.2 161 8.3 6.8- 9.9 87 4.7 3.6- 6.0
Non-Hispanic Black 473 359 73.6 68.1-78.4 45 10.3 7.2-14.5 26 4.7 2.9- 7.6 30 8.4 5.7-12.4 13 3.0 1.4- 6.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 96 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 167 103 60.4 51.4-68.8 25 14.7 9.7-21.7 14 10.1 5.4-18.0 21 12.1 7.5-18.9 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 710 399 54.4 50.2-58.6 116 16.5 13.6-19.8 64 8.8 6.7-11.5 93 14.5 11.5-18.0 38 5.8 4.1- 8.1
35-44 550 399 72.9 68.2-77.1 54 10.7 8.0-14.4 40 6.5 4.5- 9.3 41 6.7 4.7- 9.5 16 3.2 1.8- 5.6
45-54 617 479 75.7 71.0-79.8 44 7.7 5.4-10.8 33 5.7 3.7- 8.5 41 6.6 4.5- 9.5 20 4.4 2.6- 7.4
55-64 663 546 81.6 77.6-85.1 37 6.5 4.4- 9.6 23 3.1 1.8- 5.2 39 6.7 4.6- 9.5 18 2.1 1.2- 3.8
65-74 501 438 87.7 83.4-91.0 23 4.6 2.8- 7.6 12 1.7 0.8- 3.6 13 2.2 1.1- 4.4 15 3.7 1.9- 7.1
75+ 273 252 89.7 83.2-93.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 198 109 55.2 46.7-63.5 31 14.6 9.8-21.3 21 10.4 6.1-17.3 24 12.3 7.9-18.5 13 7.4 3.9-13.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 667 473 66.1 61.4-70.5 61 11.7 8.9-15.3 37 5.8 3.9- 8.5 58 10.9 8.1-14.5 38 5.5 3.8- 7.9
Some Post-H.S. 942 703 71.6 67.7-75.2 81 9.8 7.6-12.5 51 5.2 3.7- 7.2 72 9.4 7.0-12.5 35 4.0 2.7- 6.1
College Graduate 1,524 1,245 75.9 72.9-78.6 110 9.9 8.0-12.3 70 6.1 4.7- 8.0 76 5.7 4.4- 7.4 23 2.4 1.5- 3.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 238 155 61.0 52.9-68.6 23 10.1 6.1-16.2 18 8.4 4.7-14.5 28 14.2 9.4-20.9 14 6.3 3.5-11.2
$15,000- 24,999 418 287 64.7 58.7-70.3 46 13.2 9.6-18.0 30 7.7 4.9-12.1 33 9.3 6.4-13.3 22 5.1 3.0- 8.3
$25,000- 34,999 316 219 61.7 54.6-68.3 32 13.2 9.1-18.8 23 8.7 5.3-14.0 31 12.4 8.4-18.1 11 3.9 1.7- 8.7
$35,000- 49,999 427 333 70.8 64.7-76.3 30 8.5 5.6-12.9 27 6.4 4.1-10.0 20 7.8 4.8-12.5 17 6.4 3.7-10.8
$50,000-74,999 442 334 69.7 63.6-75.2 36 11.1 7.7-15.9 22 6.1 3.7-10.0 35 8.1 5.3-12.3 15 4.9 2.6- 9.1
$75,000+ 1,032 830 75.8 72.2-79.1 81 9.8 7.7-12.5 45 5.2 3.7- 7.2 58 6.9 5.0- 9.4 18 2.3 1.4- 4.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 683 550 76.3 71.5-80.5 44 8.8 6.2-12.4 31 5.5 3.4- 8.8 35 5.6 3.7- 8.3 23 3.8 2.2- 6.5
No 2,637 1,970 69.0 66.6-71.3 240 11.2 9.7-12.9 148 6.2 5.1- 7.5 195 9.5 8.0-11.2 84 4.1 3.2- 5.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 510 392 72.6 67.1-77.5 38 10.2 7.0-14.6 21 4.2 2.5- 7.1 29 7.1 4.6-10.8 30 5.9 3.7- 9.1
Non-Veteran 2,821 2,137 69.9 67.6-72.1 246 10.8 9.4-12.5 158 6.4 5.3- 7.7 201 9.0 7.6-10.7 79 3.8 3.0- 5.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,439 1,105 70.7 67.3-73.8 107 9.5 7.6-11.8 77 6.0 4.5- 8.0 99 9.4 7.3-11.9 51 4.4 3.2- 6.2
No 1,894 1,426 70.0 67.2-72.6 177 11.7 9.9-13.8 102 6.1 4.9- 7.6 131 8.3 6.8-10.1 58 3.9 2.8- 5.3

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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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