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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-Males

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
-MALES 2,671 2,512 94.2 93.1-95.2 159 5.8 4.8- 6.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,834 1,713 93.6 92.2-94.8 121 6.4 5.2- 7.8
Non-Hispanic Black 441 425 95.4 92.1-97.3 16 4.6 2.7- 7.9
Other 355 335 95.7 92.8-97.5 20 4.3 2.5- 7.2
AGE
18-34 548 513 94.1 91.5-95.9 35 5.9 4.1- 8.5
35-44 393 369 93.7 90.3-95.9 24 6.3 4.1- 9.7
45-54 491 458 94.5 91.6-96.4 33 5.5 3.6- 8.4
55-64 561 522 92.8 89.8-94.9 39 7.2 5.1-10.2
65-74 416 395 95.2 92.2-97.1 21 4.8 2.9- 7.8
75+ 238 232 97.4 94.3-98.9 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 297 275 93.5 89.4-96.1 22 6.5 3.9-10.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 766 717 94.1 91.9-95.7 49 5.9 4.3- 8.1
Some Post-H.S. 681 639 94.0 91.6-95.7 42 6.0 4.3- 8.4
College Graduate 910 866 95.2 93.4-96.6 44 4.8 3.4- 6.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 201 188 94.1 87.9-97.2 13 5.9 2.8-12.1
$15,000- 24,999 419 393 93.9 90.6-96.1 26 6.1 3.9- 9.4
$25,000- 34,999 246 232 94.4 90.0-96.9 14 5.6 3.1-10.0
$35,000- 49,999 324 303 93.1 88.5-95.9 21 6.9 4.1-11.5
$50,000- 74,999 389 365 94.6 91.5-96.6 24 5.4 3.4- 8.5
$75,000+ 689 653 94.7 92.5-96.3 36 5.3 3.7- 7.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 660 632 95.6 93.2-97.2 28 4.4 2.8- 6.8
No 2,004 1,873 93.8 92.5-94.9 131 6.2 5.1- 7.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 725 689 94.8 92.5-96.4 36 5.2 3.6- 7.5
Non-Veteran 1,937 1,815 94.1 92.7-95.2 122 5.9 4.8- 7.3
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 784 749 95.2 93.0-96.7 35 4.8 3.3- 7.0
Regional City or Suburban 603 560 93.3 90.7-95.2 43 6.7 4.8- 9.3
Rural 1,284 1,203 94.0 92.2-95.4 81 6.0 4.6- 7.8

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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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