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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-Whites

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
-Whites 2,274 1,086 41.1 38.7-43.5 698 31.0 28.8-33.4 237 13.1 11.4-15.1 97 5.0 4.0- 6.3 156 9.8 8.2-11.6
GENDER
Male 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
Female 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
HISPANIC
Hispanic 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,208 1,066 41.6 39.2-44.1 686 31.5 29.2-33.8 225 12.8 11.0-14.7 91 4.9 3.9- 6.2 140 9.2 7.7-11.0
AGE
18-34 411 127 28.3 23.8-33.3 120 29.3 24.7-34.5 65 17.5 13.5-22.3 30 7.2 4.9-10.4 69 17.7 13.9-22.2
35-44 325 132 38.3 32.5-44.3 113 33.1 27.7-38.9 41 14.1 10.2-19.0 *** *** *** 23 9.4 6.0-14.6
45-54 362 156 39.6 34.2-45.2 119 34.4 29.1-40.1 47 14.4 10.7-19.0 16 4.5 2.7- 7.5 24 7.1 4.5-11.0
55-64 508 240 47.1 42.4-52.0 177 34.8 30.4-39.6 42 7.8 5.6-10.7 22 4.4 2.7- 6.9 27 5.8 3.8- 8.8
65-74 418 251 59.8 54.5-64.9 118 26.7 22.4-31.6 31 9.5 6.6-13.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 235 171 71.4 64.2-77.7 49 20.6 15.4-27.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 80 *** *** *** 18 18.9 11.4-29.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 18.4 10.2-30.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 401 167 35.3 30.1-40.9 108 28.2 23.1-33.8 51 12.6 9.4-16.8 23 7.7 5.0-11.8 52 16.2 12.0-21.3
Some Post-H.S. 615 285 39.3 35.0-43.8 180 30.9 26.8-35.4 83 16.7 13.2-20.8 22 3.6 2.2- 5.7 45 9.5 7.0-12.9
College Graduate 1,175 609 47.6 44.3-50.9 390 34.1 31.0-37.3 89 9.3 7.5-11.6 42 3.5 2.5- 4.9 45 5.4 3.9- 7.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 103 35 26.5 17.9-37.2 25 22.5 14.7-32.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 18.2 10.5-29.7
$15,000- 24,999 210 95 36.7 29.3-44.8 45 27.9 20.8-36.4 32 13.7 9.2-19.8 *** *** *** 26 15.8 10.4-23.3
$25,000- 34,999 164 82 41.4 32.9-50.4 37 24.1 17.0-33.0 16 11.9 7.0-19.3 *** *** *** 18 14.5 8.8-22.8
$35,000- 49,999 292 162 47.1 40.3-54.1 72 26.5 20.5-33.4 27 12.7 8.5-18.7 *** *** *** 21 10.6 6.5-16.7
$50,000- 74,999 329 150 36.9 31.0-43.2 112 32.6 26.8-39.1 35 16.6 11.5-23.2 15 5.5 3.0- 9.7 17 8.4 5.2-13.4
$75,000+ 829 371 40.0 36.2-44.0 308 36.9 33.2-40.9 83 12.0 9.5-15.2 30 3.9 2.5- 6.0 37 7.1 4.9-10.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 481 261 46.0 40.5-51.5 121 26.6 21.8-32.0 41 13.0 9.1-18.3 23 5.5 3.5- 8.7 35 8.9 6.0-12.9
No 1,785 822 40.1 37.5-42.8 575 32.0 29.5-34.7 195 13.1 11.2-15.3 72 4.7 3.6- 6.2 121 10.0 8.3-12.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 408 163 34.8 29.5-40.6 124 25.9 21.3-31.1 60 18.6 14.3-24.0 27 8.3 5.3-12.7 34 12.3 8.5-17.7
Non-Veteran 1,865 923 42.4 39.8-45.1 574 32.1 29.6-34.7 177 12.0 10.1-14.1 70 4.4 3.3- 5.7 121 9.2 7.6-11.1
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,217 574 41.4 38.2-44.8 364 29.0 26.0-32.1 123 12.6 10.4-15.1 55 5.4 4.0- 7.4 101 11.6 9.4-14.2
No 1,057 512 40.7 37.3-44.2 334 33.3 29.9-36.8 114 13.7 11.1-16.8 42 4.6 3.2- 6.5 55 7.7 5.7-10.4

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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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