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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-Females

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%)
North Carolina 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
-FEMALES 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
Non-Hispanic White 2,460 1,426 57.0 54.6-59.4 309 13.1 11.6-14.9 322 13.9 12.3-15.7 312 13.1 11.5-14.8 91 2.9 2.3- 3.7
Non-Hispanic Black 767 537 66.5 62.2-70.5 108 16.3 13.2-20.1 68 9.1 7.0-11.6 42 6.8 4.7- 9.7 12 1.3 0.7- 2.6
Other 381 267 71.2 65.4-76.3 48 12.8 9.1-17.6 37 9.1 6.4-12.8 26 6.6 4.2-10.1 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 625 315 52.6 48.0-57.1 94 16.2 13.1-20.0 118 17.0 13.9-20.6 95 13.8 11.1-17.1 *** *** ***
35-44 494 258 52.8 47.7-57.8 91 18.4 14.7-22.8 81 15.6 12.5-19.4 52 10.9 8.1-14.4 12 2.3 1.3- 4.2
45-54 618 350 56.4 51.8-60.9 97 15.5 12.6-19.0 79 13.2 10.5-16.5 80 13.4 10.5-16.9 12 1.6 0.9- 2.9
55-64 706 453 65.9 61.6-69.9 86 11.6 9.1-14.7 72 9.3 7.2-11.9 64 9.7 7.2-13.0 31 3.5 2.4- 5.2
65-74 670 452 71.2 67.1-75.0 68 9.4 7.2-12.2 55 6.7 5.0- 9.0 70 9.1 7.0-11.9 25 3.6 2.3- 5.6
75+ 482 385 81.9 77.7-85.4 29 5.0 3.3- 7.5 27 5.4 3.5- 8.3 19 3.3 2.0- 5.6 22 4.4 2.7- 7.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 363 313 84.9 79.7-88.9 25 8.3 5.3-12.7 13 3.8 2.1- 6.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 968 735 73.4 69.7-76.7 99 11.7 9.2-14.7 57 6.6 4.9- 8.8 56 6.3 4.7- 8.5 21 2.0 1.2- 3.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,085 674 57.9 54.3-61.5 147 14.9 12.5-17.8 132 13.5 11.1-16.3 104 11.7 9.4-14.4 28 1.9 1.3- 2.9
College Graduate 1,224 528 38.7 35.6-41.9 200 17.4 15.0-20.1 230 21.2 18.6-24.0 214 19.3 16.8-22.1 52 3.4 2.5- 4.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 382 298 75.0 68.9-80.2 39 13.2 9.1-18.8 19 5.8 3.6- 9.5 20 4.4 2.6- 7.5 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 617 462 74.3 69.7-78.5 68 12.2 9.2-16.1 42 6.3 4.3- 9.1 35 6.1 4.1- 9.0 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 317 198 60.9 54.1-67.2 51 15.5 11.4-20.7 33 11.1 7.6-16.1 24 10.0 6.3-15.5 11 2.6 1.3- 4.9
$35,000- 49,999 390 224 56.8 50.7-62.6 63 16.4 12.4-21.2 47 12.0 8.7-16.3 43 11.7 8.2-16.5 13 3.1 1.7- 5.6
$50,000- 74,999 395 199 48.7 42.6-54.9 60 15.3 11.5-20.0 60 16.1 12.1-21.1 57 16.4 12.4-21.5 19 3.5 2.0- 6.0
$75,000+ 707 267 38.0 33.8-42.3 109 16.5 13.4-20.1 156 22.6 19.3-26.3 150 20.4 17.2-24.1 25 2.6 1.7- 3.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,043 764 73.1 69.7-76.3 113 10.6 8.6-13.1 79 7.4 5.8- 9.5 64 6.8 5.1- 9.1 23 2.0 1.3- 3.3
No 2,590 1,482 56.4 54.0-58.7 358 15.0 13.3-16.8 351 14.0 12.4-15.7 317 12.3 10.9-14.0 82 2.3 1.8- 3.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 123 65 51.8 41.6-61.8 19 13.7 7.9-22.6 19 16.3 9.8-25.7 15 14.8 8.7-24.0 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,520 2,188 61.0 59.0-63.0 452 13.8 12.4-15.3 412 12.2 10.9-13.6 368 10.8 9.6-12.2 100 2.2 1.7- 2.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,062 537 49.7 46.2-53.2 165 15.0 12.7-17.6 161 16.2 13.7-19.1 163 16.3 13.8-19.1 36 2.9 2.0- 4.1
Regional City or Suburban 781 471 59.4 55.2-63.4 103 15.5 12.5-19.2 109 13.6 11.1-16.5 74 9.4 7.3-12.0 24 2.2 1.4- 3.4
Rural 1,804 1,247 70.0 67.2-72.6 203 11.9 10.0-14.0 162 8.7 7.2-10.4 146 7.6 6.2- 9.4 46 1.8 1.3- 2.6

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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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