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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

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%)
TOTAL 2,592 1,144 41.0 38.2-43.8 803 31.4 28.7-34.3 327 13.7 11.8-15.9 130 5.2 4.0- 6.8 188 8.7 7.0-10.7
GENDER
Male 1,248 403 31.7 28.0-35.6 417 33.9 30.0-38.1 201 16.6 13.8-19.8 82 5.9 4.4- 7.9 145 12.0 9.4-15.1
Female 1,344 741 54.4 50.4-58.3 386 27.8 24.5-31.5 126 9.6 7.4-12.2 48 4.2 2.4- 7.2 43 4.0 2.5- 6.3
RACE
White 2,085 936 42.1 38.9-45.3 631 29.7 26.7-32.7 267 14.6 12.4-17.2 103 5.2 3.8- 7.1 148 8.4 6.6-10.7
African American 364 145 36.8 30.0-44.3 131 37.1 30.4-44.5 43 11.7 8.0-16.8 16 4.2 2.0- 8.7 29 10.1 6.1-16.3
Other Minorities 106 47 36.9 24.3-51.7 29 40.3 24.9-57.8 12 6.0 3.0-11.9 10 8.5 3.8-17.9 8 8.3 3.0-20.7
HISPANIC
Yes 72 24 30.3 16.6-48.6 24 46.7 27.5-66.9 6 4.5 1.8-10.9 6 3.0 1.1- 7.9 12 15.5 6.9-31.1
No 2,515 1,117 41.3 38.5-44.2 779 30.9 28.2-33.7 320 14.1 12.1-16.3 123 5.3 4.0- 7.0 176 8.4 6.8-10.5
AGE
18-24 301 84 30.2 22.3-39.5 80 27.5 19.3-37.7 54 15.9 10.7-22.9 28 5.6 3.3- 9.3 55 20.7 14.0-29.5
25-34 610 203 30.1 25.1-35.6 202 34.1 28.6-40.1 98 17.6 13.5-22.7 42 7.9 5.2-12.0 65 10.2 7.2-14.1
35-44 617 271 39.7 34.3-45.4 208 33.4 28.1-39.0 80 14.2 10.5-18.9 25 5.7 2.8-11.2 33 7.0 4.4-11.1
45-54 513 255 47.6 41.4-53.9 165 31.1 25.5-37.3 51 11.3 7.6-16.4 20 4.5 2.4- 8.2 22 5.5 3.1- 9.8
55-64 264 159 58.2 49.4-66.5 68 28.3 21.1-36.9 23 10.6 6.0-18.1 8 1.3 0.6- 2.7 6 1.6 0.6- 4.7
65+ 270 161 57.2 48.8-65.3 76 31.7 24.2-40.3 20 7.0 3.8-12.4 7 2.3 1.0- 5.5 6 1.7 0.7- 4.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 163 55 25.7 17.4-36.2 47 43.8 30.1-58.5 27 13.9 7.9-23.1 15 4.6 2.4- 8.7 19 12.0 6.2-22.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 653 266 39.9 34.3-45.8 196 27.2 22.6-32.4 85 13.7 10.3-18.0 40 6.8 3.9-11.5 66 12.3 8.4-17.6
Some Post-H.S. 694 289 40.2 35.0-45.7 208 29.5 24.8-34.6 94 14.4 10.9-18.9 39 5.8 3.7- 8.9 64 10.1 7.1-14.0
College Graduate 1,077 532 45.7 41.5-50.0 351 33.4 29.4-37.6 120 13.1 10.1-16.8 35 3.6 2.3- 5.6 39 4.2 2.8- 6.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 176 56 33.8 23.7-45.7 46 35.4 25.0-47.5 29 10.7 6.0-18.6 19 6.0 3.2-11.0 26 14.1 8.0-23.6
$15,000- 24,999 341 115 29.3 22.2-37.5 119 30.6 23.9-38.3 45 15.5 10.7-22.1 25 8.0 4.6-13.6 37 16.5 10.8-24.4
$25,000- 34,999 351 137 35.7 28.4-43.7 95 28.8 22.1-36.7 57 16.2 11.4-22.4 23 8.9 4.0-18.5 39 10.4 6.7-15.9
$35,000- 49,999 438 191 38.4 32.3-44.9 141 27.5 22.2-33.6 57 17.9 12.8-24.4 16 5.6 3.1-10.0 33 10.6 6.9-16.0
$50,000+ 932 460 45.3 40.7-50.0 304 33.5 29.2-38.1 100 13.2 10.0-17.2 30 3.4 2.1- 5.5 38 4.6 2.6- 8.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 155 77 44.0 35.4-52.9 40 24.7 18.0-33.0 16 12.7 6.8-22.4 10 9.0 4.5-17.0 12 9.6 5.3-16.8
Cumberland 173 69 33.5 23.1-45.8 58 42.6 27.6-59.1 24 13.0 7.7-21.2 7 2.8 1.2- 6.4 15 8.1 4.4-14.6
Durham 178 92 46.8 36.4-57.5 48 22.2 15.7-30.4 14 8.3 4.4-15.3 12 6.7 3.7-12.0 12 15.9 7.3-31.4
Forsyth 202 95 47.9 39.9-56.1 66 31.0 24.2-38.7 22 12.0 7.7-18.0 6 2.3 0.9- 5.4 13 6.9 3.8-12.2
Gaston 158 64 37.7 29.6-46.6 44 27.5 20.6-35.7 24 17.1 11.0-25.6 10 7.0 3.4-13.6 16 10.7 6.4-17.3
Guilford 195 84 36.9 29.9-44.5 58 32.0 25.0-40.0 29 13.5 9.1-19.4 9 6.5 3.0-13.5 15 11.1 6.6-18.3
Mecklenburg 234 98 39.6 32.9-46.6 90 39.3 31.8-47.3 25 10.9 7.3-16.0 6 2.7 1.2- 6.1 15 7.5 4.2-12.9
New Hanover 217 85 33.7 27.2-40.9 71 32.8 26.1-40.3 32 17.5 11.9-24.9 13 6.4 3.5-11.3 16 9.7 5.7-15.9
Onslow 182 70 30.8 22.9-40.0 56 31.9 22.4-43.1 24 11.7 7.1-18.5 15 15.7 6.6-32.7 17 10.1 6.0-16.3
Wake 257 125 46.9 40.2-53.8 75 28.6 22.8-35.2 28 12.0 8.0-17.6 15 6.6 3.8-11.2 14 5.9 3.3-10.1
Western NC 197 94 45.9 38.1-54.0 62 32.2 25.1-40.2 24 11.7 7.6-17.7 6 2.7 1.1- 6.3 11 7.5 4.0-13.7
Piedmont NC 226 102 43.3 35.8-51.1 64 26.4 20.4-33.4 39 17.8 12.6-24.5 8 5.3 2.3-11.8 13 7.3 3.7-13.8
Eastern NC 218 89 36.0 28.8-43.9 71 33.9 26.4-42.4 26 13.3 8.7-19.9 13 5.6 3.0-10.2 19 11.1 6.8-17.9

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported drinking at least one drink in the last month.

#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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