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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-MALES

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
-MALES 1,502 509 29.0 26.5-31.7 486 30.7 28.0-33.5 231 17.7 15.4-20.3 97 6.9 5.4- 8.7 179 15.7 13.4-18.3
RACE
White 1,159 416 31.2 28.2-34.4 378 30.2 27.2-33.4 174 18.1 15.4-21.1 73 6.6 5.1- 8.7 118 13.8 11.4-16.7
African American 195 47 20.4 15.1-27.0 73 37.0 29.8-45.0 37 19.8 14.2-26.9 15 8.3 4.5-14.7 23 14.5 9.2-22.0
Other Minorities 128 38 25.9 18.1-35.7 26 20.4 13.0-30.6 19 12.3 7.2-20.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 338 76 20.2 15.9-25.2 84 24.8 20.0-30.2 63 20.6 16.0-26.1 29 7.5 5.0-11.1 86 27.0 21.9-32.8
35-44 247 72 29.0 23.1-35.7 82 31.5 25.5-38.1 40 17.1 12.4-23.1 21 8.9 5.3-14.7 32 13.5 9.2-19.5
45-54 233 70 27.7 22.0-34.3 77 34.7 28.1-41.9 47 21.1 15.8-27.6 16 6.1 3.6-10.2 23 10.4 6.6-16.1
55-64 322 106 32.2 26.8-38.1 128 39.9 34.1-46.0 44 13.7 10.0-18.6 20 6.9 4.2-11.1 24 7.3 4.7-11.2
65-74 222 101 46.4 39.3-53.7 74 31.5 25.3-38.4 28 14.4 9.8-20.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 129 80 62.0 52.0-71.1 38 26.3 18.9-35.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 140 34 21.1 14.6-29.5 28 16.8 11.2-24.4 27 20.4 13.3-29.8 14 12.4 7.0-21.1 37 29.3 21.1-39.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 313 86 23.7 18.9-29.3 90 30.6 24.9-37.1 57 17.8 13.5-23.2 27 8.8 5.7-13.2 53 19.0 14.1-25.1
Some Post-H.S. 396 122 27.1 22.5-32.3 122 29.8 24.9-35.1 77 21.7 17.2-27.0 21 5.4 3.4- 8.7 54 16.0 12.0-21.0
College Graduate 650 266 38.4 34.2-42.7 245 37.5 33.4-41.9 70 12.4 9.6-15.8 35 4.8 3.3- 6.9 34 6.9 4.7-10.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 94 23 19.1 12.0-29.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 180 46 22.0 16.0-29.4 40 24.0 17.3-32.4 35 17.1 11.8-24.2 17 9.7 5.5-16.7 42 27.1 19.8-35.9
$25,000- 34,999 113 32 23.3 16.1-32.4 25 22.5 14.6-32.9 23 22.5 14.9-32.4 12 12.7 6.7-22.7 21 19.1 12.3-28.5
$35,000- 49,999 195 87 37.4 30.0-45.5 48 24.8 18.3-32.6 27 16.8 11.2-24.3 12 5.4 2.8-10.2 21 15.7 9.9-23.9
$50,000- 74,999 202 59 22.4 16.6-29.4 78 36.7 29.2-45.0 35 22.0 15.2-30.7 15 8.2 4.5-14.4 15 10.7 6.3-17.4
$75,000+ 507 179 32.4 27.8-37.3 203 38.0 33.1-43.0 68 15.1 11.6-19.4 25 4.9 3.1- 7.8 32 9.7 6.5-14.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 288 106 32.6 26.6-39.2 87 28.0 22.3-34.5 42 20.6 14.8-28.0 19 7.1 4.3-11.7 34 11.6 7.8-17.0
No 1,206 401 28.4 25.6-31.4 397 31.3 28.3-34.4 188 17.2 14.8-20.0 76 6.6 5.0- 8.6 144 16.5 13.9-19.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 444 158 30.4 25.6-35.7 149 30.4 25.7-35.6 67 18.2 14.2-23.2 28 7.7 4.9-11.9 42 13.2 9.4-18.2
Non-Veteran 1,056 350 28.6 25.6-31.7 337 30.8 27.6-34.2 164 17.6 14.9-20.7 69 6.6 5.0- 8.6 136 16.5 13.7-19.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 793 258 28.6 25.1-32.5 247 29.0 25.4-32.8 126 18.0 14.9-21.4 53 7.2 5.2- 9.9 109 17.3 14.1-20.9
No 709 251 29.4 25.8-33.3 239 32.6 28.6-36.7 105 17.5 14.1-21.5 44 6.5 4.6- 9.1 70 14.0 10.8-17.9

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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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