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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-Whites

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%)
North Carolina 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
-Whites 4,930 2,611 51.0 49.3-52.7 602 13.5 12.4-14.8 665 14.8 13.6-16.0 743 15.6 14.4-16.9 309 5.1 4.4- 5.8
GENDER
Male 2,123 940 43.4 40.9-46.0 252 13.0 11.4-14.9 336 16.7 14.9-18.7 408 19.9 17.8-22.0 187 7.0 5.8- 8.4
Female 2,807 1,671 58.1 55.8-60.3 350 14.0 12.4-15.8 329 13.0 11.5-14.6 335 11.7 10.3-13.1 122 3.3 2.6- 4.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 171 108 64.0 55.1-72.0 31 19.2 12.8-27.9 15 8.6 4.8-14.9 16 7.8 4.6-12.9 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 4,747 2,496 50.5 48.8-52.3 569 13.3 12.1-14.6 649 15.0 13.8-16.3 726 15.9 14.7-17.3 307 5.2 4.5- 6.0
AGE
18-34 719 304 43.9 39.8-48.0 115 16.0 13.2-19.3 148 19.6 16.6-22.9 137 18.1 15.2-21.4 15 2.5 1.4- 4.3
35-44 562 232 42.9 38.4-47.6 102 16.9 13.8-20.6 110 18.2 15.0-21.9 99 17.8 14.5-21.7 19 4.1 2.4- 6.8
45-54 711 341 47.0 42.9-51.1 114 16.5 13.6-19.8 99 14.1 11.5-17.2 122 17.4 14.5-20.7 35 5.0 3.3- 7.4
55-64 1,060 540 53.2 49.9-56.6 124 12.1 10.1-14.5 129 12.0 10.0-14.4 186 15.7 13.5-18.2 81 6.9 5.5- 8.7
65-74 1,058 634 62.9 59.6-66.0 90 7.9 6.3- 9.8 108 10.1 8.2-12.3 127 10.9 9.0-13.0 99 8.3 6.7-10.2
75+ 773 529 69.9 66.1-73.4 53 6.6 4.9- 8.9 64 8.2 6.2-10.8 67 8.6 6.6-11.0 60 6.7 5.1- 8.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 482 397 78.4 73.3-82.8 28 7.2 4.8-10.6 25 6.3 4.1- 9.4 19 5.5 3.1- 9.5 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,291 882 63.5 60.2-66.7 135 12.9 10.7-15.5 113 10.3 8.4-12.6 110 9.8 7.9-12.0 51 3.6 2.5- 5.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,320 688 47.2 44.0-50.4 179 15.2 13.0-17.8 191 16.5 14.2-19.0 184 15.9 13.6-18.6 78 5.2 3.9- 6.8
College Graduate 1,824 634 31.4 29.0-33.9 257 14.8 13.0-16.8 336 20.9 18.7-23.3 430 25.4 23.1-27.9 167 7.5 6.3- 8.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 398 290 70.6 64.8-75.9 36 10.1 7.0-14.2 31 8.5 5.6-12.5 26 8.6 5.5-13.2 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 692 478 66.1 61.5-70.4 69 10.6 8.0-14.0 58 10.4 7.9-13.8 59 9.2 6.9-12.2 28 3.6 2.1- 6.1
$25,000- 34,999 459 293 59.8 54.2-65.2 53 12.8 9.3-17.3 41 12.3 8.8-16.9 49 11.3 8.3-15.2 23 3.8 2.4- 6.0
$35,000- 49,999 602 305 49.7 44.7-54.7 83 15.1 11.9-19.1 77 12.2 9.3-15.8 98 17.1 13.7-21.1 39 5.9 4.0- 8.8
$50,000- 74,999 608 271 43.4 38.7-48.2 95 16.8 13.5-20.8 101 17.5 14.2-21.5 98 16.5 13.0-20.7 43 5.8 4.0- 8.4
$75,000+ 1,203 369 32.6 29.4-36.0 174 15.1 12.8-17.7 245 20.9 18.4-23.8 304 24.1 21.4-27.1 111 7.3 5.7- 9.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,409 920 63.9 60.7-67.0 150 12.2 10.1-14.6 121 8.7 7.1-10.7 131 10.0 8.1-12.4 87 5.2 4.0- 6.6
No 3,498 1,676 46.8 44.8-48.8 448 14.0 12.6-15.5 544 16.8 15.4-18.4 609 17.4 15.9-19.0 221 5.0 4.2- 6.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 749 337 41.5 37.4-45.7 85 12.8 10.1-16.2 111 17.6 14.4-21.3 130 18.8 15.4-22.7 86 9.3 7.2-12.0
Non-Veteran 4,179 2,273 52.6 50.7-54.4 517 13.7 12.4-15.0 553 14.3 13.0-15.6 613 15.1 13.8-16.5 223 4.4 3.7- 5.2
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 2,912 1,667 55.6 53.4-57.8 347 13.4 11.9-15.0 359 13.6 12.1-15.2 377 13.1 11.7-14.6 162 4.3 3.5- 5.3
No 2,018 944 44.6 42.0-47.2 255 13.7 12.0-15.8 306 16.4 14.5-18.5 366 19.1 17.1-21.4 147 6.1 5.0- 7.5

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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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