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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Heavy Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,804 6,493 94.9 94.2-95.6 311 5.1 4.4- 5.8
GENDER
Male 2,867 2,708 93.6 92.3-94.7 159 6.4 5.3- 7.7
Female 3,937 3,785 96.1 95.3-96.8 152 3.9 3.2- 4.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,667 4,428 94.5 93.5-95.3 239 5.5 4.7- 6.5
Non-Hispanic Black 1,272 1,231 95.9 94.1-97.1 41 4.1 2.9- 5.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 107 106 99.0 93.5-99.9 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 229 224 98.9 97.0-99.6 *** *** ***
Hispanic 453 431 94.4 91.5-96.4 22 5.6 3.6- 8.5
AGE
18-34 1,168 1,088 93.4 91.7-94.8 80 6.6 5.2- 8.3
35-44 890 852 94.9 92.7-96.5 38 5.1 3.5- 7.3
45-54 1,040 990 94.8 92.9-96.2 50 5.2 3.8- 7.1
55-64 1,421 1,346 94.9 93.4-96.0 75 5.1 4.0- 6.6
65-74 1,294 1,245 96.5 95.3-97.5 49 3.5 2.5- 4.7
75+ 909 890 98.0 96.7-98.8 19 2.0 1.2- 3.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 832 801 95.2 92.9-96.8 31 4.8 3.2- 7.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,867 1,797 95.7 94.4-96.8 70 4.3 3.2- 5.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,796 1,715 94.7 93.3-95.9 81 5.3 4.1- 6.7
College Graduate 2,281 2,152 94.1 92.8-95.1 129 5.9 4.9- 7.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 719 688 95.4 93.0-97.0 31 4.6 3.0- 7.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,109 1,054 93.9 91.7-95.5 55 6.1 4.5- 8.3
$25,000- 34,999 675 652 96.1 93.9-97.5 23 3.9 2.5- 6.1
$35,000- 49,999 803 767 94.1 91.3-96.0 36 5.9 4.0- 8.7
$50,000-74,999 756 724 95.8 93.7-97.2 32 4.2 2.8- 6.3
$75,000+ 1,411 1,315 93.2 91.4-94.7 96 6.8 5.3- 8.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,886 1,812 95.8 94.5-96.8 74 4.2 3.2- 5.5
No 4,874 4,639 94.7 93.8-95.4 235 5.3 4.6- 6.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 941 888 93.5 90.9-95.3 53 6.5 4.7- 9.1
Non-Veteran 5,858 5,601 95.2 94.4-95.8 257 4.8 4.2- 5.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 3,892 3,724 95.1 94.1-95.9 168 4.9 4.1- 5.9
No 2,912 2,769 94.8 93.6-95.7 143 5.2 4.3- 6.4

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*Heavy drinkers--MALES having more than two drinks per day and FEMALES having more than one drink per day.

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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