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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

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%)
TOTAL 2,816 2,064 69.7 67.5-71.7 282 11.3 9.9-12.8 159 6.2 5.3- 7.4 215 9.0 7.7-10.4 96 3.8 3.0- 4.8
GENDER
Male 1,447 983 64.5 61.4-67.4 132 10.4 8.6-12.5 109 8.3 6.8-10.2 152 11.5 9.7-13.7 71 5.3 4.0- 7.0
Female 1,369 1,081 76.1 73.1-78.8 150 12.4 10.4-14.8 50 3.7 2.7- 5.0 63 5.9 4.4- 7.8 25 2.0 1.3- 3.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,080 1,557 71.1 68.7-73.4 201 11.2 9.6-13.0 102 5.5 4.5- 6.8 150 8.5 7.1-10.1 70 3.8 2.8- 5.0
Non-Hispanic Black 422 304 67.9 62.1-73.1 40 10.6 7.4-14.9 32 8.3 5.7-12.0 33 9.2 6.2-13.4 13 4.0 2.1- 7.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 164 96 56.3 47.3-65.0 24 14.8 9.7-22.1 18 11.2 6.4-18.9 21 14.8 9.4-22.5 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 649 387 59.4 55.0-63.6 100 15.4 12.5-18.9 55 8.2 6.1-10.8 79 11.8 9.3-14.9 28 5.2 3.5- 7.7
35-44 478 329 67.6 62.7-72.1 59 13.6 10.5-17.4 32 6.5 4.4- 9.5 41 9.0 6.5-12.3 17 3.3 2.0- 5.6
45-54 516 367 70.5 65.8-74.9 53 10.2 7.7-13.5 34 6.6 4.6- 9.4 37 8.4 5.9-11.9 25 4.2 2.6- 7.0
55-64 545 425 77.0 72.4-81.1 41 7.0 5.0- 9.9 26 4.9 3.2- 7.5 39 8.6 5.8-12.4 14 2.5 1.4- 4.6
65-74 414 355 84.6 80.0-88.2 24 6.1 3.9- 9.4 *** *** *** 15 3.9 2.3- 6.6 *** *** ***
75+ 193 182 94.6 89.8-97.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 159 92 59.6 50.5-68.2 20 9.9 5.8-16.4 15 9.2 5.1-16.2 18 12.4 7.5-19.6 14 8.9 4.7-16.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 560 377 65.0 60.2-69.5 48 9.7 7.2-13.1 38 6.7 4.7- 9.4 63 12.0 9.2-15.6 34 6.6 4.5- 9.5
Some Post-H.S. 763 553 69.1 65.1-72.9 88 13.2 10.5-16.4 39 5.5 3.9- 7.7 56 8.6 6.5-11.4 27 3.5 2.3- 5.5
College Graduate 1,326 1,037 75.1 72.3-77.7 125 10.8 9.0-13.0 67 6.1 4.7- 7.8 76 6.7 5.3- 8.5 21 1.3 0.8- 2.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 145 89 63.2 53.1-72.3 20 15.4 9.1-24.8 11 4.8 2.5- 9.1 12 7.5 3.8-14.5 13 9.1 4.5-17.4
$15,000- 24,999 330 235 65.8 59.3-71.8 29 9.6 6.3-14.3 21 8.9 5.7-13.7 25 8.7 5.7-13.1 20 7.0 4.3-11.3
$25,000- 34,999 241 164 63.2 55.6-70.3 24 11.3 7.1-17.6 19 7.8 4.8-12.4 24 13.0 8.4-19.5 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 336 228 63.1 56.5-69.3 45 14.4 10.4-19.6 21 6.2 3.8-10.0 33 12.0 8.2-17.2 *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 425 322 73.7 68.4-78.3 33 8.1 5.4-11.9 22 6.1 3.9- 9.4 32 8.4 5.8-12.1 16 3.7 2.1- 6.5
$75,000+ 925 718 74.1 70.6-77.3 87 11.3 9.1-14.1 43 5.6 4.0- 7.6 59 7.2 5.4- 9.5 18 1.8 1.0- 3.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 546 435 76.4 71.6-80.6 44 8.6 6.1-12.1 19 3.7 2.2- 6.3 28 6.6 4.3- 9.9 20 4.7 2.8- 7.8
No 2,262 1,623 68.4 66.0-70.6 238 11.9 10.4-13.7 140 6.8 5.7- 8.1 185 9.3 7.9-10.9 76 3.6 2.8- 4.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 444 341 71.3 65.9-76.1 27 7.3 4.8-10.9 26 6.7 4.4-10.0 33 10.3 7.2-14.6 17 4.4 2.5- 7.4
Non-Veteran 2,365 1,717 69.3 67.0-71.5 255 12.0 10.5-13.8 133 6.2 5.1- 7.5 182 8.8 7.5-10.3 78 3.7 2.8- 4.8
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,014 736 69.7 66.3-72.9 106 11.3 9.2-13.8 66 6.4 4.9- 8.3 79 9.3 7.3-11.8 27 3.3 2.1- 5.0
Regional City or Suburban 660 494 72.3 68.1-76.2 58 9.8 7.4-12.8 34 5.3 3.6- 7.6 55 9.7 7.3-12.8 19 2.9 1.7- 5.0
Rural 1,142 834 67.6 64.0-71.1 118 12.5 10.1-15.3 59 6.8 5.1- 9.0 81 8.0 6.2-10.3 50 5.1 3.6- 7.1

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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 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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