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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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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 2,862 803 24.2 22.4-26.0 810 25.1 23.3-27.0 479 17.2 15.6-18.9 244 9.2 7.9-10.6 526 24.4 22.4-26.5
GENDER
Male 1,465 294 17.8 15.7-20.2 345 19.4 17.3-21.7 286 19.0 16.8-21.5 131 9.3 7.6-11.3 409 34.5 31.5-37.6
Female 1,397 509 32.3 29.5-35.3 465 32.3 29.5-35.4 193 14.9 12.8-17.4 113 9.0 7.3-11.1 117 11.4 9.4-13.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,165 604 24.2 22.2-26.4 641 25.9 23.9-28.1 363 17.1 15.3-19.1 189 9.3 7.9-11.0 368 23.3 21.1-25.8
Non-Hispanic Black 389 117 25.2 20.8-30.2 100 23.4 18.9-28.5 66 17.9 13.9-22.8 36 10.1 6.9-14.4 70 23.5 18.6-29.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 39 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 15.4 8.3-26.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 163 35 17.8 12.2-25.3 30 16.7 11.3-24.1 25 17.8 11.5-26.5 *** *** *** 65 41.2 32.7-50.2
AGE
18-34 607 123 18.9 15.7-22.6 114 16.9 13.9-20.4 96 16.1 13.1-19.7 62 11.0 8.3-14.4 212 37.1 32.9-41.6
35-44 472 102 19.2 15.6-23.3 124 25.9 21.8-30.5 97 20.4 16.6-24.7 41 8.3 6.0-11.3 108 26.3 21.8-31.4
45-54 474 130 25.6 21.6-30.2 132 27.0 22.8-31.7 66 15.5 12.2-19.7 52 9.9 7.4-13.0 94 21.9 17.8-26.7
55-64 586 150 24.5 20.9-28.5 200 35.1 30.8-39.6 110 19.0 15.7-22.8 49 8.4 6.3-11.3 77 13.0 10.3-16.3
65-74 452 167 37.5 32.6-42.6 155 32.4 27.9-37.3 73 16.5 13.0-20.6 30 7.1 4.8-10.4 27 6.5 4.4- 9.7
75+ 251 123 50.8 43.7-57.8 78 28.4 22.7-34.9 34 14.2 10.0-20.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 171 34 17.8 12.3-25.1 30 13.7 9.2-19.9 28 13.8 9.3-20.0 15 10.3 5.4-18.7 64 44.5 35.9-53.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 563 152 22.4 18.8-26.5 137 22.9 19.1-27.2 83 14.1 11.1-17.7 46 9.8 7.1-13.5 145 30.8 26.3-35.7
Some Post-H.S. 784 229 25.8 22.5-29.4 220 24.8 21.6-28.4 128 18.0 15.0-21.5 65 8.3 6.4-10.8 142 23.0 19.5-27.0
College Graduate 1,340 388 25.4 22.9-28.1 422 29.6 26.9-32.5 238 19.1 16.8-21.7 118 9.4 7.7-11.3 174 16.5 14.2-19.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 185 41 18.9 13.3-26.1 50 24.4 18.1-32.1 35 19.0 13.4-26.1 13 7.0 3.9-12.4 46 30.7 22.9-39.7
$15,000- 24,999 348 99 22.9 18.2-28.4 74 19.7 15.3-25.0 47 13.0 9.5-17.7 32 9.3 6.0-14.1 96 35.1 29.0-41.7
$25,000- 34,999 233 75 27.8 21.7-34.8 59 20.7 15.6-26.9 35 17.8 12.4-25.0 13 6.2 3.3-11.3 51 27.5 21.1-35.1
$35,000- 49,999 365 130 31.2 26.0-37.0 100 25.6 20.4-31.5 44 12.2 8.7-16.8 29 6.3 4.2- 9.5 62 24.7 19.2-31.1
$50,000-74,999 400 106 20.7 16.7-25.3 114 25.1 20.5-30.4 82 22.5 17.9-27.9 42 12.0 8.2-17.2 56 19.7 15.0-25.5
$75,000+ 908 203 19.8 17.0-22.9 291 29.7 26.4-33.2 184 20.4 17.4-23.8 84 9.9 7.9-12.4 146 20.2 17.0-23.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 574 199 29.5 25.4-34.0 145 23.4 19.4-27.9 103 19.1 15.4-23.4 42 8.9 6.0-13.0 85 19.1 15.2-23.7
No 2,274 597 23.0 21.1-25.1 665 25.6 23.6-27.7 375 16.9 15.1-18.8 199 9.1 7.8-10.7 438 25.4 23.1-27.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 486 109 18.8 15.2-23.0 139 24.1 20.0-28.7 99 21.1 17.0-25.9 43 9.6 6.8-13.3 96 26.4 21.6-31.9
Non-Veteran 2,374 694 25.2 23.3-27.3 670 25.3 23.3-27.4 380 16.5 14.8-18.4 201 9.1 7.7-10.7 429 23.9 21.8-26.2
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,483 426 25.8 23.3-28.6 414 24.3 21.9-26.9 237 15.5 13.4-17.8 126 9.1 7.4-11.1 280 25.3 22.5-28.3
No 1,379 377 22.5 20.2-25.0 396 25.9 23.3-28.6 242 19.0 16.6-21.6 118 9.2 7.4-11.4 246 23.4 20.6-26.4

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*This question 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 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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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