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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-MALES

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
-MALES 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
RACE
White 1,195 469 34.0 30.8-37.3 372 30.9 27.7-34.2 169 15.0 12.7-17.6 52 5.4 3.9- 7.5 133 14.7 12.2-17.6
African American 224 71 34.1 26.6-42.5 77 30.9 24.0-38.7 43 20.4 14.6-27.6 *** *** *** 21 9.8 6.1-15.5
Other Minorities 135 38 26.7 18.1-37.6 29 20.7 13.4-30.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 39 28.5 20.0-39.0
AGE
18-34 352 76 22.8 18.1-28.4 96 26.2 21.5-31.6 60 17.2 13.3-22.1 28 8.1 5.4-12.1 92 25.6 20.9-30.9
35-44 283 79 28.8 22.9-35.5 95 33.2 26.9-40.1 54 19.0 14.2-25.0 *** *** *** 37 12.2 8.5-17.4
45-54 280 107 37.8 31.2-44.9 79 28.2 22.0-35.3 46 14.1 10.0-19.5 15 7.1 4.0-12.2 33 12.9 8.6-18.9
55-64 313 127 40.1 33.8-46.8 112 35.6 29.5-42.2 47 16.7 12.3-22.4 *** *** *** 17 5.5 3.1- 9.7
65-74 222 120 56.5 48.3-64.4 65 29.0 22.2-36.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 123 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 139 28 25.7 17.6-35.9 35 21.7 14.9-30.3 20 14.4 8.8-22.5 *** *** *** 43 28.9 21.1-38.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 368 122 31.0 25.5-37.0 99 27.1 21.8-33.2 54 16.1 12.0-21.2 29 6.7 4.3-10.2 64 19.2 14.7-24.6
Some Post-H.S. 405 139 29.4 24.4-34.8 121 31.8 26.6-37.6 71 17.0 13.1-21.9 25 7.7 4.8-12.1 49 14.0 10.3-18.9
College Graduate 669 299 42.9 38.4-47.5 232 33.8 29.6-38.2 81 13.5 10.6-17.1 18 3.0 1.8- 5.0 39 6.8 4.7- 9.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 120 34 28.4 19.7-39.1 30 21.6 14.0-31.8 23 22.3 14.4-32.8 *** *** *** 26 21.7 14.2-31.5
$15,000- 24,999 198 55 28.3 21.1-36.8 42 19.1 13.5-26.3 28 14.3 9.1-21.8 23 12.6 8.0-19.4 50 25.6 19.1-33.5
$25,000- 34,999 152 53 26.4 18.7-35.9 36 24.7 17.6-33.6 19 15.4 9.5-24.0 *** *** *** 32 24.8 17.3-34.4
$35,000- 49,999 191 67 29.7 22.7-37.7 60 27.4 20.8-35.3 32 20.7 14.2-29.1 *** *** *** 25 19.6 13.1-28.4
$50,000- 74,999 198 73 35.6 27.6-44.6 69 36.9 28.6-46.1 29 11.5 7.3-17.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 526 225 39.3 34.3-44.6 189 35.9 30.9-41.1 71 13.5 10.5-17.3 *** *** *** 27 7.4 4.8-11.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 321 133 36.4 30.1-43.1 102 29.9 23.9-36.6 38 14.3 10.1-19.9 17 7.3 4.1-12.6 31 12.2 8.1-18.0
No 1,256 452 32.8 29.7-36.0 385 30.0 26.9-33.2 189 15.8 13.4-18.4 68 6.0 4.4- 8.1 162 15.5 13.1-18.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 456 201 41.1 35.5-47.0 122 26.2 21.4-31.6 68 17.1 13.0-22.2 26 6.4 4.0-10.2 39 9.1 6.3-13.1
Non-Veteran 1,124 385 30.9 27.7-34.3 365 31.0 27.8-34.5 159 15.0 12.6-17.7 59 6.2 4.5- 8.4 156 16.9 14.2-19.8
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 679 259 33.0 28.7-37.6 189 27.3 23.2-31.7 97 14.9 11.9-18.5 40 7.3 4.8-10.8 94 17.6 14.0-21.7
No 903 329 33.7 30.1-37.6 298 31.9 28.3-35.8 130 15.9 13.1-19.2 45 5.4 3.8- 7.5 101 13.1 10.6-16.0

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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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