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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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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%)
TOTAL 2,762 730 23.2 21.4-25.0 779 27.1 25.2-29.1 454 16.1 14.6-17.8 230 8.9 7.7-10.2 569 24.7 22.8-26.8
GENDER
Male 1,413 250 15.5 13.5-17.8 334 22.8 20.4-25.5 279 18.5 16.3-20.9 121 9.1 7.4-11.1 429 34.1 31.2-37.1
Female 1,349 480 32.5 29.6-35.6 445 32.3 29.3-35.4 175 13.3 11.2-15.6 109 8.6 7.0-10.6 140 13.3 11.1-15.9
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,043 550 23.2 21.2-25.4 582 26.9 24.7-29.2 346 17.1 15.2-19.1 163 8.7 7.3-10.3 402 24.1 21.8-26.4
Non-Hispanic Black 409 119 27.0 22.2-32.6 110 25.4 20.8-30.7 64 14.5 11.0-18.8 41 10.4 7.4-14.4 75 22.7 17.9-28.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 25 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 91 24 22.0 14.2-32.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 161 24 12.4 7.8-19.0 47 31.1 23.1-40.4 25 13.8 8.9-20.9 *** *** *** 55 36.6 28.1-46.1
AGE
18-34 629 113 16.5 13.5-20.0 153 24.5 20.8-28.7 97 15.5 12.6-19.0 52 8.0 5.9-10.8 214 35.4 31.2-39.9
35-44 470 100 22.3 18.1-27.1 120 24.2 20.1-28.8 84 17.8 14.3-22.0 52 10.6 7.9-13.9 114 25.2 21.0-29.9
45-54 505 116 21.6 17.8-25.8 146 29.1 24.8-33.7 83 15.7 12.4-19.7 46 10.2 7.5-13.8 114 23.5 19.4-28.0
55-64 541 145 26.5 22.4-31.1 154 26.3 22.3-30.7 104 19.2 15.6-23.4 56 10.8 8.0-14.4 82 17.2 13.5-21.7
65-74 408 159 36.9 31.6-42.4 130 32.8 27.7-38.3 62 14.0 10.6-18.2 18 5.3 3.1- 8.8 39 11.2 8.0-15.4
75+ 189 89 41.0 33.2-49.3 70 41.6 33.4-50.2 21 10.9 6.7-17.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 151 21 12.5 7.8-19.4 33 23.9 16.8-32.9 26 15.6 10.3-23.0 17 10.3 6.1-17.0 54 37.6 29.0-47.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 547 147 23.6 19.7-28.1 135 23.9 20.0-28.4 77 13.4 10.5-17.0 39 8.3 5.8-11.9 149 30.7 26.2-35.5
Some Post-H.S. 752 209 24.7 21.4-28.4 207 26.2 22.7-30.1 121 16.2 13.3-19.5 60 8.4 6.4-10.9 155 24.5 20.9-28.5
College Graduate 1,303 350 23.8 21.4-26.5 402 30.3 27.5-33.2 229 17.9 15.6-20.5 113 9.2 7.6-11.3 209 18.7 16.4-21.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 147 31 17.8 11.8-25.9 36 27.5 19.4-37.4 21 13.1 7.9-20.8 15 10.8 6.2-18.2 44 30.8 22.1-41.1
$15,000- 24,999 331 76 19.4 14.9-24.8 91 28.5 22.8-34.9 61 17.4 13.2-22.6 24 6.6 4.2-10.4 79 28.1 22.5-34.5
$25,000- 34,999 239 67 23.6 18.1-30.1 61 25.0 19.1-31.9 35 14.1 9.6-20.1 20 9.2 5.7-14.5 56 28.1 21.6-35.8
$35,000- 49,999 327 94 22.3 17.7-27.6 76 22.5 17.6-28.4 52 17.4 12.7-23.5 22 6.8 4.1-11.1 83 31.0 25.0-37.7
$50,000-74,999 410 106 23.0 18.6-28.0 122 28.6 23.8-34.0 75 19.6 15.3-24.7 29 6.4 4.2- 9.6 78 22.4 17.9-27.7
$75,000+ 913 216 22.8 19.8-26.2 287 28.6 25.4-31.9 166 17.5 14.9-20.5 88 10.6 8.5-13.3 156 20.5 17.4-23.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 532 179 29.0 24.7-33.7 149 27.7 23.4-32.4 80 14.8 11.6-18.7 46 11.0 8.0-14.9 78 17.6 13.8-22.2
No 2,222 550 22.1 20.1-24.2 627 26.8 24.7-29.1 372 16.5 14.7-18.4 184 8.5 7.2-10.0 489 26.1 23.9-28.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 439 109 22.2 17.9-27.2 131 26.6 22.2-31.5 69 15.8 12.1-20.2 37 8.9 6.3-12.5 93 26.5 21.8-31.9
Non-Veteran 2,316 617 23.2 21.3-25.2 647 27.2 25.1-29.4 385 16.3 14.6-18.1 193 8.9 7.6-10.4 474 24.4 22.3-26.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 994 228 20.7 18.1-23.6 285 27.2 24.2-30.5 181 18.3 15.8-21.2 99 10.7 8.7-13.0 201 23.1 20.1-26.4
Regional City or Suburban 647 183 28.0 24.0-32.3 193 27.6 23.8-31.8 99 14.0 11.2-17.4 49 8.4 6.2-11.3 123 22.0 18.4-26.1
Rural 1,121 319 22.5 19.7-25.5 301 26.5 23.4-29.9 174 15.2 12.7-18.0 82 7.2 5.4- 9.4 245 28.7 25.3-32.3

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*This question 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 2015 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2015 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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