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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have
[5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women] on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,915 2,214 70.0 67.8-72.1 296 12.7 11.2-14.3 133 5.9 4.8- 7.1 186 8.0 6.8- 9.4 86 3.5 2.7- 4.4
GENDER
Male 1,499 1,055 63.8 60.7-66.8 167 13.4 11.3-15.8 86 7.6 6.0- 9.5 120 10.0 8.2-12.2 71 5.2 4.0- 6.9
Female 1,416 1,159 78.0 75.2-80.6 129 11.8 9.7-14.2 47 3.6 2.6- 4.9 66 5.4 4.1- 7.1 15 1.2 0.7- 2.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,196 1,703 71.5 69.0-73.9 208 12.0 10.3-13.9 86 4.9 3.9- 6.3 137 8.0 6.6- 9.6 62 3.7 2.7- 4.9
Non-Hispanic Black 407 290 65.1 59.3-70.6 42 12.8 9.2-17.6 31 9.8 6.8-14.1 31 9.5 6.4-13.8 13 2.8 1.4- 5.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 39 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 163 105 63.2 54.2-71.3 24 15.1 9.6-22.9 15 10.3 6.0-16.9 14 9.1 5.2-15.4 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 618 372 57.9 53.5-62.3 109 19.4 16.0-23.4 46 7.4 5.4-10.0 70 11.9 9.3-15.1 21 3.4 2.1- 5.3
35-44 480 344 68.9 63.9-73.6 62 12.9 9.9-16.6 30 7.0 4.7-10.4 30 7.5 5.0-11.1 14 3.7 2.1- 6.5
45-54 479 343 69.3 64.3-73.9 61 12.0 9.1-15.6 25 6.4 4.3- 9.6 30 7.1 4.7-10.6 20 5.2 3.1- 8.5
55-64 599 490 81.7 78.1-84.9 34 5.9 4.1- 8.5 20 3.4 2.1- 5.4 35 5.7 4.0- 8.1 20 3.2 2.0- 5.2
65-74 461 410 88.3 84.5-91.2 21 4.3 2.7- 6.9 *** *** *** 15 4.0 2.4- 6.8 *** *** ***
75+ 258 237 92.5 88.4-95.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 171 105 51.4 42.6-60.1 21 16.9 10.6-25.8 16 11.0 6.4-18.3 20 13.6 8.5-21.0 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 573 396 64.2 59.2-68.9 71 15.9 12.4-20.1 33 6.3 4.3- 9.1 46 8.4 5.9-11.7 27 5.2 3.4- 8.1
Some Post-H.S. 801 605 71.3 67.3-74.9 80 11.6 9.1-14.7 33 5.0 3.5- 7.3 55 8.7 6.6-11.6 28 3.3 2.2- 5.1
College Graduate 1,366 1,105 76.9 74.1-79.5 124 10.7 8.9-12.8 50 5.0 3.7- 6.7 65 5.8 4.4- 7.5 22 1.6 1.0- 2.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 194 130 59.0 50.2-67.2 26 18.7 12.4-27.3 14 6.9 3.8-12.2 15 11.2 6.4-18.9 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 352 239 62.4 55.9-68.5 44 13.8 9.8-19.0 17 7.1 4.2-11.8 34 11.5 7.8-16.6 18 5.2 3.0- 8.9
$25,000- 34,999 237 176 68.7 61.1-75.4 20 12.4 7.8-19.2 14 6.8 3.8-11.8 17 7.8 4.8-12.7 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 377 286 69.1 62.8-74.8 38 12.9 9.1-17.9 16 5.6 3.2- 9.5 26 9.0 5.9-13.6 11 3.4 1.6- 7.0
$50,000-74,999 407 322 73.3 67.2-78.7 38 11.7 7.8-17.1 *** *** *** 28 9.2 6.1-13.6 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 920 724 74.2 70.5-77.6 94 11.8 9.5-14.5 40 5.8 4.1- 8.2 44 5.9 4.1- 8.4 18 2.2 1.2- 4.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 588 458 71.7 66.6-76.3 52 11.7 8.3-16.1 17 3.3 2.0- 5.5 31 6.7 4.5- 9.8 30 6.7 4.3-10.1
No 2,314 1,748 69.7 67.3-72.0 242 12.9 11.2-14.7 116 6.4 5.2- 7.8 154 8.3 6.9- 9.9 54 2.7 2.0- 3.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 495 378 70.5 65.1-75.3 47 11.3 8.3-15.2 14 4.8 2.7- 8.4 33 9.0 6.0-13.2 23 4.4 2.7- 7.1
Non-Veteran 2,418 1,835 69.9 67.5-72.2 249 12.9 11.3-14.8 119 6.1 5.0- 7.4 152 7.8 6.5- 9.3 63 3.3 2.5- 4.4
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,511 1,142 69.6 66.6-72.5 141 11.6 9.6-13.8 63 5.1 3.8- 6.7 104 8.9 7.1-11.1 61 4.8 3.6- 6.4
No 1,404 1,072 70.3 67.2-73.3 155 13.8 11.6-16.4 70 6.6 5.1- 8.5 82 7.1 5.6- 9.0 25 2.1 1.3- 3.5

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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 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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