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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

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%)
TOTAL 2,809 1,223 39.1 37.0-41.2 894 32.5 30.5-34.7 336 13.5 12.0-15.1 125 5.0 4.1- 6.2 231 9.8 8.5-11.3
GENDER
Male 1,448 458 28.9 26.3-31.7 483 33.1 30.3-36.0 222 16.2 14.1-18.6 96 7.2 5.7- 9.0 189 14.6 12.5-17.0
Female 1,361 765 51.7 48.5-55.0 411 31.9 28.9-35.0 114 10.1 8.2-12.4 29 2.3 1.5- 3.6 42 3.9 2.8- 5.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,077 955 41.1 38.7-43.7 669 32.8 30.4-35.3 225 12.7 11.0-14.6 85 4.8 3.8- 6.1 143 8.6 7.2-10.3
Non-Hispanic Black 422 173 38.6 33.1-44.3 129 30.4 25.4-35.9 65 15.8 12.0-20.5 20 5.1 3.1- 8.2 35 10.2 7.1-14.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 25 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 14.7 7.4-27.0
Hispanic 160 42 21.7 15.3-29.8 43 31.0 22.8-40.5 31 19.7 13.5-27.9 11 7.0 3.6-12.9 33 20.6 14.0-29.3
AGE
18-34 639 197 29.1 25.3-33.3 208 33.0 28.9-37.4 103 16.6 13.5-20.2 40 6.0 4.2- 8.4 91 15.3 12.3-18.8
35-44 481 176 36.7 31.9-41.8 156 32.3 27.8-37.2 78 15.0 11.9-18.7 25 5.9 3.9- 8.8 46 10.1 7.4-13.7
45-54 515 200 36.7 32.2-41.5 179 36.1 31.5-41.0 61 12.4 9.4-16.1 25 5.7 3.6- 8.9 50 9.1 6.6-12.3
55-64 551 248 44.3 39.4-49.2 195 34.4 29.9-39.2 63 13.1 9.8-17.2 20 3.5 2.1- 5.8 25 4.7 3.0- 7.3
65-74 409 253 59.5 53.8-65.0 103 24.9 20.3-30.1 26 7.8 5.1-11.8 13 3.5 1.9- 6.3 14 4.3 2.4- 7.6
75+ 192 136 69.2 61.1-76.2 46 25.4 18.9-33.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 158 42 24.7 17.9-33.0 43 30.5 22.7-39.7 30 17.9 12.2-25.7 13 7.3 3.8-13.5 30 19.5 13.2-27.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 562 220 35.4 30.9-40.2 154 28.3 24.1-33.0 80 14.9 11.8-18.6 29 6.0 3.9- 9.1 79 15.4 12.2-19.3
Some Post-H.S. 761 313 38.5 34.6-42.6 243 32.1 28.3-36.1 111 15.8 12.9-19.2 35 5.0 3.5- 7.1 59 8.6 6.5-11.3
College Graduate 1,320 645 45.0 42.0-48.1 452 35.9 33.0-39.0 114 9.5 7.8-11.6 48 4.0 3.0- 5.5 61 5.5 4.1- 7.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 154 50 30.1 22.0-39.6 47 34.1 25.5-43.9 24 15.4 9.8-23.4 11 6.9 3.5-13.0 22 13.5 8.0-21.9
$15,000- 24,999 330 130 35.5 29.6-41.8 88 27.5 21.9-33.8 45 13.7 9.7-18.9 22 7.7 4.9-11.9 45 15.7 11.5-21.0
$25,000- 34,999 238 92 35.1 28.4-42.3 78 33.3 26.6-40.9 31 14.0 9.5-20.2 13 5.7 3.2- 9.9 24 11.9 7.6-18.1
$35,000- 49,999 332 134 35.2 29.4-41.5 111 32.8 27.1-39.1 47 17.9 13.1-24.0 16 5.1 2.8- 9.0 24 9.0 5.7-13.9
$50,000-74,999 424 178 37.9 32.7-43.4 149 35.6 30.4-41.2 50 14.5 10.8-19.1 18 4.1 2.3- 7.1 29 7.9 5.3-11.6
$75,000+ 923 423 42.5 38.9-46.2 325 35.8 32.3-39.5 96 11.2 9.1-13.9 33 4.4 3.0- 6.3 46 6.1 4.4- 8.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 544 263 43.7 38.8-48.7 162 31.0 26.5-36.0 53 10.5 7.8-14.1 23 5.2 3.3- 8.2 43 9.5 6.8-13.2
No 2,258 956 38.0 35.7-40.4 730 32.9 30.6-35.3 283 14.2 12.5-16.0 102 5.0 4.0- 6.3 187 9.9 8.4-11.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 441 183 36.5 31.4-41.9 136 31.1 26.3-36.4 57 15.4 11.7-20.1 26 6.3 4.1- 9.6 39 10.7 7.6-14.8
Non-Veteran 2,361 1,036 39.4 37.1-41.8 757 32.8 30.6-35.2 278 13.2 11.6-15.0 99 4.8 3.8- 6.1 191 9.7 8.3-11.3
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,015 436 39.4 36.0-42.8 346 35.1 31.7-38.6 120 13.1 10.8-15.7 49 5.3 3.8- 7.2 64 7.2 5.5- 9.4
Regional City or Suburban 649 286 42.1 37.7-46.6 216 32.1 28.0-36.4 68 12.0 9.2-15.4 28 4.4 2.9- 6.5 51 9.5 7.1-12.8
Rural 1,145 501 36.6 33.2-40.0 332 29.9 26.7-33.4 148 15.1 12.6-18.0 48 5.3 3.8- 7.3 116 13.2 10.7-16.0

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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 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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