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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-Whites

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
-Whites 2,272 1,750 71.1 68.6-73.4 223 12.3 10.7-14.2 88 4.9 3.9- 6.2 145 8.0 6.7- 9.7 66 3.6 2.7- 4.8
GENDER
Male 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
Female 1,116 926 79.2 76.0-82.1 95 11.2 9.0-14.0 32 2.9 2.0- 4.3 51 5.4 4.0- 7.4 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,208 1,711 71.5 69.0-73.8 210 12.0 10.3-13.9 86 4.9 3.9- 6.3 137 7.9 6.5- 9.6 64 3.7 2.8- 4.9
AGE
18-34 406 231 55.6 50.1-60.9 78 20.1 16.0-24.9 31 7.7 5.2-11.1 53 13.1 9.9-17.2 13 3.5 2.0- 6.2
35-44 327 237 71.0 64.9-76.4 46 13.5 9.9-18.2 15 5.1 2.8- 9.0 18 6.5 3.7-11.1 *** *** ***
45-54 362 257 69.4 63.7-74.6 47 12.2 9.0-16.4 17 5.2 3.2- 8.5 25 7.5 4.7-11.6 16 5.7 3.3- 9.7
55-64 509 419 82.2 78.2-85.6 26 5.2 3.4- 7.9 16 2.9 1.7- 5.0 30 6.1 4.1- 8.9 18 3.6 2.2- 5.8
65-74 417 374 89.5 85.8-92.4 18 4.0 2.4- 6.5 *** *** *** 13 3.8 2.1- 6.6 *** *** ***
75+ 236 218 92.7 88.2-95.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 398 280 65.0 59.0-70.5 46 14.8 10.9-19.7 15 3.8 2.1- 6.7 35 10.2 6.9-14.7 22 6.3 3.9-10.2
Some Post-H.S. 620 477 72.0 67.4-76.1 60 11.8 9.0-15.4 23 4.6 2.9- 7.2 42 8.6 6.1-11.9 18 3.0 1.8- 5.0
College Graduate 1,173 939 75.7 72.6-78.5 109 11.1 9.1-13.4 45 5.1 3.7- 7.0 60 6.3 4.8- 8.4 20 1.8 1.1- 2.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 106 *** *** *** 14 19.2 11.0-31.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 207 143 62.9 54.3-70.8 24 12.1 7.7-18.6 *** *** *** 21 13.4 8.2-21.3 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 164 125 69.3 59.9-77.4 12 12.5 6.9-21.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 295 229 70.4 63.2-76.7 29 13.2 8.9-19.0 *** *** *** 20 9.1 5.6-14.4 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 333 268 74.6 67.7-80.4 29 11.1 7.0-17.3 *** *** *** 22 9.1 5.8-14.2 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 824 641 73.3 69.3-76.9 88 12.4 9.9-15.4 35 5.5 3.8- 8.0 43 6.4 4.4- 9.2 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 478 379 72.0 66.1-77.2 40 11.9 8.1-17.1 *** *** *** 23 6.2 3.9- 9.7 24 7.1 4.4-11.2
No 1,787 1,366 71.0 68.2-73.6 183 12.5 10.7-14.5 76 5.4 4.2- 7.0 121 8.4 6.8-10.3 41 2.7 1.9- 3.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 404 309 70.2 64.1-75.7 39 11.9 8.5-16.4 *** *** *** 28 9.0 5.7-13.8 18 4.4 2.6- 7.3
Non-Veteran 1,867 1,441 71.3 68.6-73.9 184 12.4 10.6-14.5 78 5.0 3.9- 6.4 116 7.8 6.3- 9.6 48 3.5 2.5- 4.8
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,216 936 71.7 68.4-74.8 108 10.5 8.5-12.9 43 4.3 3.0- 6.0 81 8.7 6.8-11.2 48 4.8 3.5- 6.6
No 1,056 814 70.4 66.7-73.9 115 14.3 11.7-17.4 45 5.6 4.0- 7.8 64 7.3 5.5- 9.6 18 2.3 1.3- 4.1

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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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