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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

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%)
TOTAL 6,368 3,478 53.8 52.3-55.3 806 13.4 12.4-14.5 850 13.7 12.7-14.8 904 14.5 13.5-15.6 330 4.6 4.0- 5.2
GENDER
Male 2,721 1,223 46.3 44.0-48.6 335 13.0 11.6-14.6 418 15.3 13.7-16.9 521 18.3 16.7-20.1 224 7.1 6.1- 8.2
Female 3,647 2,255 60.7 58.7-62.7 471 13.8 12.4-15.3 432 12.3 11.1-13.7 383 10.9 9.7-12.3 106 2.2 1.8- 2.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,319 2,198 50.3 48.5-52.1 526 12.8 11.6-14.0 620 14.9 13.7-16.2 703 16.6 15.3-17.9 272 5.4 4.7- 6.2
Non-Hispanic Black 1,219 779 59.8 56.4-63.2 163 14.7 12.3-17.4 125 11.3 9.3-13.7 119 11.3 9.2-13.8 33 2.8 1.9- 4.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 86 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 207 114 60.9 52.7-68.6 36 15.8 11.0-22.2 24 10.9 6.8-16.9 27 10.2 6.7-15.3 *** *** ***
Hispanic 457 281 60.9 55.4-66.1 63 14.7 11.1-19.2 64 13.1 10.0-16.9 36 8.2 5.6-11.8 13 3.2 1.6- 6.2
AGE
18-34 1,188 523 47.1 43.8-50.4 187 16.1 13.8-18.7 244 18.7 16.3-21.3 213 16.5 14.3-18.9 21 1.6 1.0- 2.6
35-44 892 405 46.4 42.6-50.3 148 16.2 13.6-19.2 149 15.5 13.1-18.2 152 17.8 15.1-20.8 38 4.1 2.8- 5.8
45-54 1,116 586 52.1 48.7-55.5 160 14.4 12.2-16.9 146 13.3 11.2-15.7 169 15.2 12.9-17.8 55 5.0 3.6- 6.8
55-64 1,280 714 56.1 52.8-59.3 149 11.4 9.5-13.6 149 11.4 9.5-13.6 176 14.0 11.9-16.5 92 7.1 5.6- 8.9
65-74 1,093 671 64.9 61.5-68.2 110 9.3 7.5-11.5 106 8.3 6.7-10.3 133 10.5 8.6-12.7 73 7.0 5.4- 9.0
75+ 723 525 74.4 70.5-77.9 44 6.0 4.2- 8.4 51 6.5 4.6- 9.0 56 6.9 5.1- 9.4 47 6.3 4.6- 8.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 672 500 72.9 68.6-76.8 56 9.3 6.9-12.3 49 6.9 5.1- 9.4 40 6.7 4.7- 9.4 27 4.2 2.7- 6.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,751 1,163 63.2 60.4-65.9 181 11.8 10.0-13.9 160 10.0 8.4-11.9 168 10.9 9.2-12.8 79 4.2 3.2- 5.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,775 993 52.4 49.6-55.1 250 15.1 13.2-17.3 237 14.9 12.9-17.0 211 13.5 11.7-15.6 84 4.1 3.2- 5.2
College Graduate 2,145 806 33.9 31.7-36.2 317 15.5 13.8-17.4 402 20.5 18.6-22.6 483 24.5 22.4-26.7 137 5.6 4.6- 6.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 586 425 70.7 65.8-75.2 53 11.0 8.0-14.9 38 7.5 5.2-10.8 47 7.3 5.1-10.3 23 3.5 2.1- 5.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,049 702 66.2 62.6-69.7 112 10.7 8.6-13.3 107 9.8 7.9-12.1 87 9.8 7.7-12.3 41 3.5 2.4- 5.0
$25,000- 34,999 564 320 57.0 51.9-62.0 86 14.3 11.2-18.0 76 13.4 10.4-17.1 58 11.5 8.6-15.1 24 3.8 2.4- 6.2
$35,000- 49,999 720 380 51.1 46.6-55.6 102 14.8 11.9-18.3 96 13.5 10.7-16.8 94 13.3 10.5-16.8 48 7.3 5.2-10.0
$50,000-74,999 788 356 45.0 40.6-49.3 112 14.0 11.4-17.0 112 15.3 12.5-18.7 153 20.5 17.2-24.2 55 5.3 3.9- 7.1
$75,000+ 1,400 469 33.5 30.7-36.5 200 15.0 12.9-17.4 286 20.9 18.5-23.4 354 25.2 22.6-27.9 91 5.4 4.3- 6.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,714 1,155 67.4 64.7-70.1 176 10.0 8.5-11.8 153 8.6 7.2-10.3 159 9.7 8.1-11.5 71 4.3 3.2- 5.7
No 4,632 2,310 49.5 47.7-51.3 628 14.5 13.3-15.8 695 15.4 14.2-16.7 743 16.0 14.8-17.4 256 4.6 4.0- 5.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 859 407 46.7 42.7-50.7 107 13.2 10.6-16.2 129 15.0 12.4-18.1 142 16.8 14.0-20.0 74 8.3 6.5-10.6
Non-Veteran 5,496 3,065 54.9 53.3-56.5 698 13.5 12.4-14.6 718 13.5 12.4-14.6 761 14.2 13.1-15.3 254 4.0 3.4- 4.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,862 823 44.5 41.8-47.1 271 14.4 12.6-16.3 307 16.6 14.8-18.7 365 19.6 17.6-21.8 96 4.9 3.9- 6.2
Regional City or Suburban 1,398 727 51.1 48.0-54.2 199 15.8 13.6-18.4 212 15.3 13.2-17.6 176 12.8 10.9-15.0 84 4.9 3.9- 6.3
Rural 3,108 1,928 62.6 60.4-64.7 336 11.3 10.0-12.9 331 10.6 9.3-12.0 363 11.4 10.1-12.9 150 4.0 3.3- 4.9

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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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