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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-Whites

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
-Whites 2,556 1,247 41.7 39.3-44.1 779 31.8 29.5-34.2 271 12.3 10.8-14.1 74 3.8 2.9- 5.1 185 10.3 8.8-12.1
GENDER
Male 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
Female 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
HISPANIC
Hispanic 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,493 1,225 42.0 39.6-44.5 757 31.7 29.3-34.1 266 12.4 10.8-14.2 70 3.8 2.9- 5.1 175 10.1 8.5-11.9
AGE
18-34 456 128 26.0 21.8-30.7 143 30.2 25.8-35.1 76 17.1 13.6-21.3 21 5.6 3.5- 9.0 88 21.0 17.1-25.6
35-44 384 150 38.6 32.9-44.7 130 34.9 29.2-41.0 63 15.3 11.7-19.7 *** *** *** 29 7.6 4.9-11.5
45-54 482 223 42.5 37.1-48.1 154 33.8 28.5-39.5 54 10.5 7.6-14.2 17 4.6 2.6- 7.9 34 8.7 5.7-13.0
55-64 544 278 49.6 44.4-54.8 185 34.0 29.2-39.1 52 10.7 7.8-14.6 *** *** *** 18 3.9 2.3- 6.7
65-74 437 290 66.1 60.4-71.4 105 25.3 20.5-30.8 19 3.9 2.2- 6.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 239 170 69.3 61.0-76.6 57 26.9 20.0-35.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 80 *** *** *** 20 20.1 11.9-31.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 468 215 38.7 33.5-44.3 123 27.9 22.9-33.4 51 12.4 9.1-16.6 18 4.3 2.6- 7.2 61 16.7 12.7-21.7
Some Post-H.S. 704 322 38.2 34.0-42.6 216 33.6 29.3-38.2 87 13.2 10.4-16.6 26 5.1 3.2- 8.1 53 9.8 7.4-13.0
College Graduate 1,302 685 47.4 44.1-50.8 420 33.9 30.8-37.2 121 11.5 9.4-13.9 25 2.3 1.4- 3.7 51 4.9 3.5- 6.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 125 *** *** *** 27 20.6 12.6-31.7 17 12.2 7.0-20.6 *** *** *** 28 26.6 17.8-37.7
$15,000- 24,999 243 104 39.0 31.6-47.1 67 24.9 18.6-32.5 28 13.1 8.6-19.4 *** *** *** 30 15.4 10.4-22.2
$25,000- 34,999 222 101 34.2 27.0-42.1 59 25.7 19.2-33.4 23 14.3 9.1-21.7 *** *** *** 31 20.6 14.0-29.2
$35,000- 49,999 338 161 40.1 33.9-46.7 100 31.6 25.8-38.0 46 15.1 10.8-20.7 *** *** *** 21 10.1 6.2-15.9
$50,000- 74,999 363 167 39.9 33.9-46.1 127 39.3 33.0-45.9 37 9.4 6.4-13.5 *** *** *** 19 7.5 4.4-12.5
$75,000+ 907 438 42.0 38.0-46.0 322 37.1 33.1-41.3 93 11.5 9.2-14.3 19 3.3 1.9- 5.6 35 6.1 4.2- 8.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 538 282 46.2 40.7-51.7 168 30.9 26.0-36.4 43 10.2 7.2-14.3 16 4.2 2.4- 7.3 29 8.5 5.6-12.7
No 2,008 959 40.6 38.0-43.3 609 32.1 29.5-34.8 228 12.9 11.1-14.9 58 3.8 2.7- 5.2 154 10.6 8.9-12.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 408 196 43.2 37.2-49.4 107 26.6 21.5-32.4 54 15.4 11.3-20.6 21 6.2 3.7-10.2 30 8.6 5.6-12.9
Non-Veteran 2,147 1,050 41.4 38.8-44.0 672 32.7 30.2-35.3 217 11.8 10.2-13.7 53 3.4 2.4- 4.8 155 10.7 8.9-12.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,118 554 41.6 38.0-45.2 319 30.4 27.1-34.0 115 11.2 9.2-13.7 33 3.9 2.5- 6.0 97 12.9 10.3-16.0
No 1,438 693 41.8 38.6-45.1 460 32.9 29.8-36.2 156 13.3 11.1-15.8 41 3.8 2.7- 5.5 88 8.2 6.4-10.3

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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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