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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-Females

Heavy Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,287 6,001 95.3 94.7-95.9 286 4.7 4.1- 5.3
-FEMALES 3,616 3,489 96.4 95.5-97.0 127 3.6 3.0- 4.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,441 2,342 95.9 94.8-96.7 99 4.1 3.3- 5.2
Non-Hispanic Black 760 741 97.4 95.5-98.5 19 2.6 1.5- 4.5
Other 376 367 97.0 93.6-98.6 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 614 584 94.9 92.5-96.6 30 5.1 3.4- 7.5
35-44 493 479 97.6 95.8-98.7 14 2.4 1.3- 4.2
45-54 610 582 95.6 93.5-97.0 28 4.4 3.0- 6.5
55-64 704 677 96.4 94.6-97.6 27 3.6 2.4- 5.4
65-74 664 645 97.1 95.4-98.2 19 2.9 1.8- 4.6
75+ 479 471 98.2 96.1-99.2 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 361 357 98.6 95.5-99.6 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 959 931 96.4 94.5-97.7 28 3.6 2.3- 5.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,073 1,041 96.9 95.4-98.0 32 3.1 2.0- 4.6
College Graduate 1,216 1,153 94.3 92.6-95.7 63 5.7 4.3- 7.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 378 365 96.6 93.8-98.2 13 3.4 1.8- 6.2
$15,000- 24,999 613 599 98.0 96.3-98.9 14 2.0 1.1- 3.7
$25,000- 34,999 312 302 96.5 91.6-98.6 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 388 375 96.6 93.8-98.2 13 3.4 1.8- 6.2
$50,000- 74,999 391 371 94.3 90.9-96.5 20 5.7 3.5- 9.1
$75,000+ 703 663 94.1 91.7-95.9 40 5.9 4.1- 8.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,039 1,016 97.5 95.7-98.5 23 2.5 1.5- 4.3
No 2,564 2,460 96.0 95.0-96.8 104 4.0 3.2- 5.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 123 117 94.1 86.7-97.5 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,489 3,368 96.4 95.6-97.1 121 3.6 2.9- 4.4
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,054 997 94.2 92.3-95.7 57 5.8 4.3- 7.7
Regional City or Suburban 773 750 97.6 96.1-98.5 23 2.4 1.5- 3.9
Rural 1,789 1,742 97.4 96.3-98.1 47 2.6 1.9- 3.7

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*Heavy drinkers--MALES having more than two drinks per day and FEMALES having more than one drink per day.

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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