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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-FEMALES

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%)
North Carolina 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
-FEMALES 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
White 1,361 778 50.7 47.2-54.1 407 32.9 29.6-36.3 102 9.2 7.4-11.5 22 2.0 1.2- 3.4 52 5.2 3.8- 7.1
African American 272 145 48.2 40.6-55.8 82 32.6 26.0-40.1 20 7.7 4.6-12.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other Minorities 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 350 131 36.0 30.4-42.0 120 34.2 28.8-40.1 48 13.6 10.1-18.1 17 5.2 2.9- 9.2 34 10.9 7.6-15.5
35-44 264 129 50.2 42.7-57.6 88 35.1 28.2-42.7 29 8.8 5.8-13.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 342 187 48.8 41.9-55.7 104 35.2 28.6-42.4 25 8.4 5.3-13.1 *** *** *** 16 5.7 3.2-10.0
55-64 352 203 56.5 49.7-63.1 118 34.0 27.8-40.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 275 207 78.0 71.0-83.7 53 19.2 13.8-26.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 144 *** *** *** 32 23.6 15.0-35.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 296 160 49.0 41.9-56.2 82 29.2 23.1-36.1 22 8.2 5.0-13.0 *** *** *** 22 10.7 6.7-16.7
Some Post-H.S. 528 274 46.2 40.8-51.7 170 36.0 30.8-41.6 46 9.4 6.8-13.0 *** *** *** 24 5.5 3.5- 8.5
College Graduate 851 515 55.6 51.3-59.8 245 31.4 27.6-35.6 56 8.1 6.0-10.9 *** *** *** 21 2.8 1.7- 4.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 116 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 13.3 7.5-22.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 216 110 47.3 39.1-55.7 67 29.6 22.5-37.8 21 9.9 5.6-16.8 *** *** *** 12 9.8 5.4-17.2
$25,000- 34,999 163 76 36.8 28.0-46.5 54 37.5 28.4-47.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 235 137 53.4 45.1-61.6 67 32.5 25.3-40.6 21 8.4 5.0-13.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 240 138 51.7 43.8-59.6 72 35.0 27.6-43.1 16 7.4 4.2-12.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 507 279 48.4 42.7-54.1 171 37.6 32.0-43.6 35 8.2 5.6-11.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 359 209 52.9 45.7-60.1 113 34.1 27.5-41.3 23 7.0 4.1-11.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,371 759 49.0 45.6-52.4 403 32.5 29.3-35.9 110 9.3 7.5-11.5 35 3.1 2.0- 4.8 64 6.1 4.6- 8.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,680 938 49.7 46.6-52.8 504 32.7 29.8-35.8 130 9.1 7.4-11.0 38 2.8 1.8- 4.2 70 5.8 4.4- 7.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 750 425 50.7 46.1-55.3 212 31.8 27.6-36.3 61 9.3 7.0-12.3 *** *** *** 35 6.4 4.2- 9.5
No 987 548 49.1 45.0-53.3 306 33.5 29.6-37.6 72 8.5 6.4-11.2 24 3.5 2.1- 5.9 37 5.3 3.7- 7.6

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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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