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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

A drink of alcohol is 1 can or bottle of beer, 1 glass of wine, 1 can or bottle of wine cooler, 1 cocktail, or 1 shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, how often have you had at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage?

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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%)
TOTAL 6,131 3,502 58.3 56.4-60.2 816 13.0 11.8-14.4 846 13.3 12.1-14.6 710 11.8 10.6-13.1 257 3.6 3.0- 4.3
GENDER
Male 2,345 1,076 48.2 45.2-51.2 296 12.2 10.3-14.4 407 17.1 14.9-19.4 408 17.1 15.1-19.4 158 5.4 4.3- 6.7
Female 3,786 2,426 67.5 65.2-69.7 520 13.7 12.2-15.4 439 9.9 8.7-11.3 302 7.0 5.8- 8.3 99 1.9 1.4- 2.6
RACE
White 4,644 2,531 55.5 53.3-57.7 615 13.2 11.8-14.8 678 14.0 12.6-15.6 601 13.2 11.8-14.8 219 4.0 3.3- 4.9
African American 1,127 758 69.5 65.5-73.2 151 11.4 9.2-14.1 118 9.9 7.7-12.7 77 7.2 5.2-10.0 23 2.0 1.2- 3.4
Other Minorities 263 154 55.1 45.1-64.7 37 15.8 8.9-26.3 39 16.5 10.5-25.0 26 10.7 6.3-17.5 7 2.0 0.6- 6.5
HISPANIC
Yes 171 95 50.5 38.4-62.6 21 16.2 7.2-32.8 33 21.8 13.7-32.8 18 11.0 5.7-20.0 4 0.5 0.2- 1.6
No 5,945 3,397 58.6 56.6-60.5 792 12.8 11.6-14.2 811 13.0 11.8-14.4 692 11.9 10.7-13.2 253 3.7 3.1- 4.4
AGE
18-24 538 229 48.9 42.2-55.6 104 17.4 12.5-23.7 95 16.8 12.4-22.3 93 14.3 10.5-19.1 17 2.7 1.4- 5.0
25-34 1,147 528 47.4 43.0-51.8 208 16.1 13.4-19.2 229 19.2 15.9-22.8 161 15.8 12.9-19.3 21 1.6 0.8- 3.0
35-44 1,272 652 53.1 49.1-57.2 205 14.9 12.3-17.8 209 15.3 12.7-18.2 165 14.4 11.5-17.8 41 2.3 1.5- 3.6
45-54 1,124 604 57.4 52.7-61.9 152 12.9 10.2-16.1 170 14.4 11.6-17.8 141 10.7 8.5-13.3 57 4.7 3.2- 6.7
55-64 814 546 66.6 61.8-71.1 72 9.7 7.2-12.9 69 7.6 5.6-10.4 90 11.4 8.5-15.1 37 4.7 2.8- 7.8
65+ 1,176 900 77.7 74.2-80.8 65 6.5 4.7- 8.9 71 5.4 3.9- 7.5 58 4.5 3.1- 6.4 82 5.9 4.4- 7.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 822 653 78.2 72.8-82.8 47 7.9 4.6-13.3 54 6.4 4.2- 9.5 36 4.5 2.8- 7.2 32 3.0 1.7- 5.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,833 1,168 63.9 60.5-67.2 239 12.6 10.6-15.0 205 11.0 9.0-13.5 150 9.3 7.2-11.8 71 3.2 2.3- 4.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,575 866 53.1 49.5-56.8 235 14.9 12.6-17.6 226 15.9 13.3-19.0 181 12.1 9.8-14.7 67 3.9 2.7- 5.7
College Graduate 1,870 789 43.9 40.4-47.5 293 14.9 12.7-17.4 360 17.9 15.6-20.5 342 19.1 16.6-21.9 86 4.1 3.1- 5.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 581 401 66.3 59.9-72.2 55 8.9 6.2-12.7 62 13.0 8.9-18.6 41 7.9 4.9-12.4 22 3.9 1.9- 7.7
$15,000- 24,999 999 649 67.3 62.7-71.6 113 9.3 7.1-12.0 119 12.1 9.1-15.9 86 8.2 6.1-10.9 32 3.1 1.9- 5.2
$25,000- 34,999 875 519 61.8 56.8-66.5 118 11.7 9.1-15.1 110 10.6 8.0-13.8 92 12.6 9.2-16.9 36 3.4 2.2- 5.1
$35,000- 49,999 959 516 54.6 50.0-59.1 161 16.0 13.1-19.4 147 15.4 12.4-19.0 99 11.5 8.7-15.0 36 2.5 1.5- 4.0
$50,000+ 1,578 640 42.9 39.1-46.8 258 16.2 13.7-19.0 303 17.6 15.0-20.4 298 19.1 16.3-22.2 79 4.3 3.1- 5.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 414 256 60.6 55.1-65.9 42 9.8 7.0-13.5 49 11.4 8.4-15.2 50 13.9 10.2-18.7 17 4.3 2.6- 7.2
Cumberland 422 245 50.5 42.6-58.3 65 20.3 12.0-32.2 56 15.4 11.2-20.9 44 11.6 7.8-16.8 12 2.2 1.2- 4.1
Durham 399 219 52.2 45.4-58.8 56 13.7 10.1-18.4 60 16.4 11.2-23.4 46 14.1 9.3-20.8 18 3.6 2.1- 6.0
Forsyth 455 252 52.8 47.4-58.2 56 13.4 10.1-17.5 73 16.9 12.9-21.9 55 13.0 9.8-17.0 19 3.9 2.4- 6.1
Gaston 465 304 61.6 56.4-66.6 56 12.2 9.2-16.0 56 13.7 10.3-17.9 33 8.4 5.9-11.9 16 4.1 2.3- 7.1
Guilford 414 217 53.1 47.6-58.6 62 14.9 11.5-19.3 69 16.0 12.4-20.4 50 11.7 8.7-15.6 16 4.3 2.5- 7.0
Mecklenburg 424 189 44.3 39.0-49.6 69 15.7 12.3-19.9 55 13.0 9.8-17.0 89 22.6 18.4-27.4 22 4.4 2.8- 7.0
New Hanover 397 176 42.1 35.9-48.6 42 9.2 6.6-12.6 70 20.5 13.9-29.1 76 20.5 15.9-25.9 33 7.7 5.2-11.2
Onslow 429 245 53.8 46.8-60.7 71 16.8 12.2-22.6 68 17.9 12.3-25.3 27 8.1 5.2-12.2 18 3.4 2.1- 5.6
Wake 426 169 41.8 36.4-47.5 79 17.2 13.7-21.4 77 16.8 13.3-21.1 85 19.7 15.8-24.3 16 4.4 2.5- 7.8
Western NC 611 411 65.9 61.5-70.1 70 12.1 9.5-15.4 58 10.4 7.8-13.7 49 6.9 5.0- 9.4 23 4.7 3.0- 7.4
Piedmont NC 663 431 65.1 60.4-69.5 71 10.6 8.2-13.6 69 9.9 7.5-13.0 65 10.9 8.2-14.4 27 3.5 2.2- 5.5
Eastern NC 612 388 62.3 57.5-66.9 77 12.6 9.6-16.4 86 14.9 11.8-18.8 41 8.1 5.7-11.2 20 2.1 1.2- 3.6

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#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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