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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-MALES

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%)
North Carolina 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
-MALES 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
RACE
White 1,156 824 64.6 61.1-68.0 128 13.2 10.9-15.9 56 6.5 4.9- 8.7 94 10.1 8.0-12.7 54 5.5 4.0- 7.5
African American 194 128 61.0 52.6-68.7 19 11.6 7.1-18.6 20 12.5 7.9-19.2 17 11.0 6.6-17.9 *** *** ***
Other Minorities 129 *** *** *** 18 17.4 10.0-28.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 341 185 51.7 45.7-57.6 59 19.1 14.6-24.5 30 9.2 6.3-13.3 48 14.8 11.0-19.5 19 5.2 3.2- 8.4
35-44 244 158 63.0 55.7-69.7 38 14.2 10.1-19.6 19 8.6 5.1-14.1 17 8.5 5.0-14.2 12 5.8 3.1-10.6
45-54 233 145 60.4 53.1-67.2 37 14.1 9.9-19.5 18 9.4 5.9-14.6 20 9.3 5.6-15.2 13 6.9 3.7-12.5
55-64 321 253 78.7 73.4-83.2 19 5.8 3.6- 9.3 12 3.8 2.1- 7.0 20 6.4 4.0-10.2 17 5.2 3.2- 8.6
65-74 222 189 84.2 78.0-88.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 127 116 91.5 84.6-95.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 132 75 47.0 37.3-56.8 18 17.5 10.5-27.7 13 12.3 6.8-21.1 17 14.3 8.5-23.0 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 312 196 58.8 52.1-65.1 42 15.9 11.5-21.7 26 9.1 6.0-13.5 27 9.5 6.1-14.5 21 6.8 4.0-11.2
Some Post-H.S. 401 281 65.9 60.2-71.2 41 12.1 8.7-16.6 18 5.8 3.5- 9.5 36 10.8 7.5-15.2 25 5.4 3.5- 8.4
College Graduate 651 501 71.8 67.5-75.8 66 11.4 8.9-14.5 28 6.3 4.2- 9.3 40 8.0 5.7-11.2 16 2.5 1.5- 4.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 96 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 173 103 56.0 47.0-64.7 20 12.5 7.6-20.0 15 11.3 6.5-19.0 20 11.9 7.0-19.4 15 8.3 4.6-14.6
$25,000- 34,999 114 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 11.3 6.2-19.5 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 199 140 60.9 52.3-68.9 23 15.8 10.3-23.5 11 6.8 3.4-12.8 17 11.6 7.0-18.7 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 205 154 69.1 60.4-76.7 16 9.1 4.6-17.0 *** *** *** 20 12.3 7.7-19.1 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 505 372 68.3 63.0-73.2 65 14.3 11.0-18.3 25 6.8 4.4-10.5 26 7.1 4.5-11.1 17 3.5 1.9- 6.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 282 200 64.9 57.3-71.8 29 13.7 8.7-21.0 *** *** *** 19 7.3 4.5-11.7 24 10.1 6.2-16.0
No 1,210 851 63.7 60.2-66.9 138 13.4 11.2-16.0 76 8.3 6.5-10.6 100 10.5 8.4-13.0 45 4.1 2.9- 5.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 441 332 69.4 63.6-74.6 42 11.6 8.4-15.8 13 5.0 2.8- 9.1 31 9.1 5.9-13.6 23 5.0 3.1- 7.9
Non-Veteran 1,056 722 61.9 58.2-65.5 125 14.0 11.5-16.9 73 8.4 6.6-10.8 88 10.3 8.2-12.9 48 5.3 3.8- 7.4
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 784 552 64.5 60.2-68.6 76 11.7 9.1-14.9 38 5.9 4.1- 8.5 67 10.7 8.1-14.0 51 7.1 5.2- 9.7
No 715 503 63.0 58.4-67.3 91 15.1 12.0-18.9 48 9.3 6.9-12.5 53 9.3 7.0-12.4 20 3.2 1.9- 5.6

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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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