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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any
alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,873 3,882 53.9 52.4-55.3 868 14.2 13.2-15.2 893 14.3 13.3-15.3 877 13.5 12.5-14.5 353 4.3 3.7- 4.9
GENDER
Male 2,909 1,365 45.2 43.0-47.4 364 14.2 12.7-15.8 474 17.0 15.4-18.7 486 17.5 15.9-19.3 220 6.1 5.2- 7.2
Female 3,964 2,517 61.7 59.9-63.6 504 14.1 12.8-15.6 419 11.7 10.5-13.1 391 9.8 8.8-11.0 133 2.6 2.1- 3.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,709 2,471 50.5 48.7-52.2 567 13.4 12.2-14.6 645 15.0 13.8-16.3 722 16.0 14.7-17.3 304 5.2 4.5- 6.0
Non-Hispanic Black 1,288 864 61.1 57.7-64.3 173 15.4 13.1-18.0 135 12.2 10.1-14.6 89 8.8 7.0-11.0 27 2.6 1.6- 4.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 107 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 19.3 11.7-30.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 232 146 61.1 52.5-69.1 26 12.3 7.7-19.0 32 14.2 9.4-21.0 20 11.0 6.2-18.5 *** *** ***
Hispanic 461 288 60.9 55.6-65.9 82 19.2 15.2-24.0 54 12.4 9.1-16.6 32 6.5 4.5- 9.2 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 1,183 548 47.0 43.8-50.3 198 16.9 14.6-19.4 238 19.1 16.8-21.8 177 14.9 12.7-17.3 22 2.1 1.3- 3.3
35-44 900 409 45.1 41.5-48.8 166 18.1 15.5-21.1 165 17.0 14.5-19.8 133 15.8 13.2-18.8 27 3.9 2.6- 6.0
45-54 1,049 557 51.6 48.1-55.0 159 15.8 13.4-18.4 137 13.1 11.0-15.5 155 15.5 13.1-18.1 41 4.2 2.9- 6.0
55-64 1,438 821 58.0 55.1-60.8 161 11.9 10.1-14.0 160 11.3 9.5-13.3 204 13.0 11.2-14.9 92 5.9 4.7- 7.4
65-74 1,301 833 66.7 63.8-69.5 114 7.9 6.5- 9.6 118 9.2 7.5-11.1 133 9.2 7.7-11.0 103 7.0 5.7- 8.6
75+ 919 653 72.9 69.6-76.0 62 6.5 4.9- 8.6 67 7.1 5.4- 9.3 70 7.3 5.7- 9.4 67 6.1 4.7- 8.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 841 653 73.0 69.1-76.6 68 9.6 7.4-12.4 53 7.3 5.4- 9.7 43 6.6 4.6- 9.3 24 3.4 2.1- 5.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,883 1,292 63.2 60.5-65.9 204 12.9 11.1-14.9 175 11.3 9.6-13.3 150 9.6 8.0-11.4 62 3.0 2.2- 4.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,821 1,001 50.0 47.3-52.8 257 16.4 14.3-18.6 255 15.5 13.6-17.6 221 13.9 12.1-16.0 87 4.1 3.2- 5.4
College Graduate 2,300 913 36.0 33.8-38.3 336 15.5 13.9-17.3 409 20.4 18.5-22.5 463 21.8 19.8-23.8 179 6.3 5.4- 7.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 729 528 67.9 63.5-72.0 77 12.7 10.0-16.2 55 8.4 6.3-11.2 47 8.7 6.3-11.9 22 2.2 1.3- 3.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,116 746 62.9 59.3-66.4 133 13.3 11.0-16.0 108 11.1 9.0-13.7 89 9.0 7.1-11.3 40 3.7 2.4- 5.7
$25,000- 34,999 679 439 60.1 55.5-64.5 88 14.8 11.7-18.6 67 12.6 9.6-16.2 61 9.9 7.5-12.9 24 2.7 1.7- 4.2
$35,000- 49,999 812 431 50.5 46.2-54.7 119 15.9 13.0-19.3 106 13.5 10.8-16.8 113 15.0 12.2-18.3 43 5.1 3.5- 7.4
$50,000-74,999 769 356 45.2 41.0-49.5 119 16.7 13.7-20.2 130 17.4 14.4-20.8 115 15.7 12.6-19.4 49 5.0 3.5- 7.1
$75,000+ 1,417 487 35.9 32.9-39.0 206 15.2 13.1-17.6 284 20.7 18.3-23.3 322 21.7 19.3-24.4 118 6.5 5.2- 8.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,897 1,293 66.7 63.9-69.2 196 11.5 9.7-13.4 157 8.7 7.3-10.4 156 8.8 7.3-10.7 95 4.4 3.4- 5.5
No 4,932 2,559 49.9 48.3-51.6 666 15.0 13.8-16.3 734 16.0 14.8-17.3 717 14.9 13.7-16.1 256 4.2 3.6- 4.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 949 443 43.3 39.6-47.1 114 13.3 10.9-16.2 149 18.8 15.8-22.1 148 16.7 13.9-20.0 95 7.9 6.1-10.0
Non-Veteran 5,919 3,436 55.4 53.9-56.9 754 14.3 13.2-15.5 743 13.6 12.5-14.7 728 13.0 12.0-14.1 258 3.7 3.2- 4.3
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 3,932 2,372 57.8 55.9-59.7 472 13.8 12.5-15.3 457 12.6 11.4-14.0 446 11.9 10.7-13.2 185 3.8 3.2- 4.6
No 2,941 1,510 48.8 46.7-51.0 396 14.6 13.1-16.2 436 16.3 14.7-18.0 431 15.5 13.9-17.2 168 4.8 4.0- 5.8

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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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