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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-Non-Hispanic White

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
-Non-Hispanic White 2,077 955 41.1 38.7-43.7 669 32.8 30.4-35.3 225 12.7 11.0-14.6 85 4.8 3.8- 6.1 143 8.6 7.2-10.3
GENDER
Male 1,062 366 31.2 28.1-34.5 363 33.6 30.4-37.0 148 15.1 12.7-17.8 66 7.1 5.4- 9.4 119 13.0 10.7-15.7
Female 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
AGE
18-34 404 123 29.6 24.8-34.9 132 32.0 27.0-37.5 72 18.8 14.7-23.6 28 6.4 4.2- 9.6 49 13.2 9.8-17.5
35-44 301 112 35.2 29.5-41.4 110 37.4 31.5-43.7 46 13.7 10.1-18.2 13 5.4 3.1- 9.4 20 8.3 5.3-12.8
45-54 376 156 39.8 34.4-45.5 130 34.8 29.6-40.4 40 10.8 7.7-14.9 *** *** *** 35 9.4 6.5-13.5
55-64 442 204 45.7 40.3-51.2 158 34.2 29.2-39.6 41 10.8 7.7-15.0 16 3.7 2.1- 6.4 23 5.6 3.5- 8.8
65-74 366 228 60.0 54.0-65.8 93 25.6 20.8-31.2 23 7.3 4.6-11.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 176 126 69.8 61.4-77.0 41 24.6 18.0-32.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 365 150 34.7 29.4-40.4 100 28.3 23.2-34.0 49 15.0 11.2-19.8 18 5.7 3.2- 9.7 48 16.3 12.2-21.5
Some Post-H.S. 553 244 40.1 35.5-45.0 179 32.8 28.3-37.6 71 14.5 11.3-18.5 26 5.2 3.4- 7.9 33 7.3 5.0-10.5
College Graduate 1,084 531 45.3 41.9-48.7 374 35.8 32.6-39.2 93 10.0 8.1-12.4 36 3.7 2.5- 5.2 50 5.2 3.8- 7.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 172 78 42.5 33.9-51.5 47 24.4 17.6-32.9 17 10.7 5.9-18.7 *** *** *** 18 13.4 8.3-21.0
$25,000- 34,999 154 58 34.9 26.6-44.2 52 33.3 25.0-42.8 19 14.7 9.0-23.2 *** *** *** 18 13.3 7.9-21.7
$35,000- 49,999 248 107 38.1 31.1-45.6 84 33.3 26.7-40.7 33 16.7 11.3-24.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 340 149 39.4 33.5-45.5 112 33.7 28.0-39.9 41 15.1 11.0-20.3 16 4.7 2.6- 8.4 22 7.1 4.5-11.1
$75,000+ 791 364 42.0 38.1-46.0 284 36.8 33.0-40.8 79 11.3 8.9-14.2 26 3.9 2.5- 5.8 38 6.1 4.3- 8.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 409 212 46.1 40.4-51.9 119 30.3 25.1-36.1 36 9.7 6.7-13.9 *** *** *** 30 9.6 6.5-14.1
No 1,665 742 40.1 37.4-42.9 549 33.4 30.7-36.1 189 13.3 11.4-15.5 73 4.9 3.8- 6.5 112 8.3 6.7-10.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 335 147 38.5 32.7-44.6 103 30.5 25.1-36.4 38 14.8 10.5-20.3 18 6.0 3.6-10.0 29 10.3 6.9-15.0
Non-Veteran 1,738 806 41.5 38.8-44.3 566 33.3 30.7-36.0 186 12.3 10.5-14.3 67 4.6 3.5- 6.1 113 8.3 6.8-10.1
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 671 303 42.2 38.0-46.4 238 36.4 32.2-40.7 71 11.2 8.8-14.2 25 4.4 2.8- 6.9 34 5.8 4.0- 8.4
Regional City or Suburban 507 227 42.4 37.5-47.4 170 31.8 27.3-36.5 52 12.6 9.4-16.8 21 4.1 2.5- 6.5 37 9.2 6.5-12.9
Rural 899 425 39.3 35.4-43.2 261 30.1 26.5-34.0 102 14.1 11.3-17.4 39 5.7 4.0- 8.2 72 10.8 8.4-13.9

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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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