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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-Females

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%)
North Carolina 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
-FEMALES 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
Non-Hispanic White 1,015 589 53.2 49.5-57.0 306 31.8 28.3-35.5 77 9.7 7.6-12.4 19 2.0 1.2- 3.2 24 3.2 2.1- 5.0
Non-Hispanic Black 223 125 53.8 45.8-61.7 62 29.3 22.5-37.1 21 9.4 5.5-15.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 109 42 32.7 23.6-43.2 *** *** *** 15 16.0 9.5-25.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 299 124 39.4 33.3-46.0 100 34.7 28.5-41.4 44 15.2 11.1-20.4 *** *** *** 22 7.8 5.0-12.0
35-44 235 117 52.5 45.3-59.6 76 30.8 24.7-37.7 30 11.2 7.7-16.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 260 132 49.7 42.8-56.6 90 34.9 28.7-41.6 23 9.5 5.9-14.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 251 147 55.8 48.3-63.1 85 35.9 29.1-43.4 14 7.0 3.3-14.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 212 159 73.6 66.0-80.1 45 21.8 15.9-29.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 94 79 85.1 74.9-91.6 13 12.6 6.7-22.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 224 124 49.7 41.8-57.7 56 30.0 23.0-38.1 26 11.7 7.6-17.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 399 211 49.9 44.0-55.8 124 32.0 26.6-37.9 41 11.9 8.4-16.6 *** *** *** 13 3.8 2.1- 6.7
College Graduate 688 406 54.8 50.5-59.1 215 32.8 28.9-37.0 45 8.5 6.2-11.5 *** *** *** 14 2.6 1.5- 4.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 151 82 51.3 41.3-61.3 41 31.0 22.2-41.5 19 11.2 6.0-19.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 114 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 164 88 49.9 40.8-58.9 51 29.9 22.5-38.6 17 15.1 9.0-24.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 192 105 47.4 39.2-55.8 62 36.1 28.2-44.8 16 11.2 6.6-18.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 436 242 53.9 48.4-59.2 147 32.9 28.1-38.1 31 8.3 5.7-11.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 275 165 54.4 47.1-61.5 84 33.4 26.8-40.7 15 6.2 3.7-10.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,082 598 51.2 47.6-54.8 326 31.6 28.3-35.2 99 11.0 8.8-13.7 25 2.5 1.6- 3.9 34 3.7 2.5- 5.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,301 734 52.0 48.7-55.3 393 31.8 28.8-35.1 107 9.9 8.0-12.2 25 2.1 1.4- 3.3 42 4.1 2.9- 5.8
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 517 276 49.6 44.6-54.6 166 34.1 29.3-39.1 47 10.5 7.6-14.2 13 2.9 1.5- 5.4 15 3.0 1.7- 5.3
Regional City or Suburban 302 174 56.3 49.6-62.8 94 30.9 25.1-37.4 21 7.4 4.7-11.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 542 315 51.3 45.9-56.7 151 29.6 24.9-34.8 46 11.6 8.2-16.1 *** *** *** 20 5.7 3.4- 9.2

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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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