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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-FEMALES

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 2,922 1,340 39.3 37.3-41.4 883 30.7 28.7-32.7 330 13.6 12.1-15.3 139 5.5 4.5- 6.6 230 10.9 9.5-12.6
-FEMALES 1,420 831 52.5 49.4-55.7 397 30.7 27.8-33.7 99 8.3 6.7-10.3 42 3.7 2.6- 5.2 51 4.8 3.5- 6.5
RACE
White 1,115 670 53.3 49.7-56.9 320 32.0 28.7-35.5 63 6.9 5.2- 9.1 24 3.0 1.9- 4.7 38 4.7 3.3- 6.7
African American 231 119 47.9 40.4-55.4 59 27.8 21.2-35.5 27 12.4 8.3-18.1 14 5.9 3.2-10.5 12 6.0 3.3-10.7
Other Minorities 65 *** *** *** 14 17.3 9.9-28.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 282 114 37.6 31.5-44.1 94 36.5 30.3-43.3 36 12.4 8.7-17.3 16 6.1 3.6-10.1 22 7.4 4.8-11.2
35-44 234 117 48.8 41.8-55.9 75 30.5 24.5-37.1 25 11.2 7.5-16.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 250 141 55.0 48.0-61.8 78 32.3 26.1-39.1 14 5.5 3.1- 9.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 278 172 63.0 56.4-69.1 80 28.3 22.7-34.6 14 4.5 2.4- 8.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 239 179 75.7 69.2-81.2 50 19.5 14.6-25.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 127 101 79.1 69.9-86.0 19 16.7 10.4-25.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 39 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 262 137 44.2 37.2-51.4 71 32.5 25.7-40.2 22 8.9 5.7-13.7 14 6.6 3.6-11.5 18 7.8 4.7-12.8
Some Post-H.S. 399 236 53.8 48.1-59.5 108 30.5 25.4-36.2 34 9.4 6.4-13.6 *** *** *** 12 4.0 2.2- 7.1
College Graduate 718 441 57.4 53.1-61.6 210 30.7 26.9-34.8 38 6.8 4.8- 9.5 13 2.0 1.1- 3.8 16 3.0 1.8- 5.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 97 *** *** *** 23 23.4 15.3-34.0 14 15.2 8.6-25.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 183 93 41.3 33.0-50.1 42 28.5 20.9-37.6 26 15.8 10.5-23.1 *** *** *** 12 7.6 4.0-14.1
$25,000- 34,999 123 *** *** *** 23 21.4 13.5-32.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 177 111 56.9 47.2-66.1 50 35.9 26.9-46.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 198 119 52.8 44.2-61.2 59 31.6 24.0-40.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 417 238 52.8 47.3-58.4 140 35.6 30.4-41.1 24 7.0 4.4-11.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 305 201 57.3 50.0-64.2 63 26.0 19.7-33.4 17 6.9 4.0-11.6 12 4.9 2.6- 9.2 12 4.9 2.4- 9.7
No 1,109 624 51.3 47.7-54.8 334 31.8 28.6-35.3 82 8.6 6.8-10.9 30 3.5 2.3- 5.2 39 4.8 3.4- 6.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,366 800 52.6 49.4-55.8 382 30.7 27.8-33.8 95 8.3 6.6-10.3 40 3.7 2.6- 5.2 49 4.7 3.5- 6.4
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 727 428 53.8 49.4-58.2 200 29.4 25.5-33.7 49 7.7 5.6-10.5 19 3.2 1.9- 5.3 31 5.9 4.0- 8.5
No 693 403 51.3 46.8-55.7 197 31.9 27.7-36.3 50 8.9 6.6-12.0 23 4.2 2.6- 6.6 20 3.7 2.3- 6.1

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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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