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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Risk Factors

Drinking alcohol in the past 30 days*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,131 2,629 41.7 39.8-43.6 3,502 58.3 56.4-60.2
GENDER
Male 2,345 1,269 51.8 48.8-54.8 1,076 48.2 45.2-51.2
Female 3,786 1,360 32.5 30.3-34.8 2,426 67.5 65.2-69.7
RACE
White 4,644 2,113 44.5 42.3-46.7 2,531 55.5 53.3-57.7
African American 1,127 369 30.5 26.8-34.5 758 69.5 65.5-73.2
Other Minorities 263 109 44.9 35.3-54.9 154 55.1 45.1-64.7
HISPANIC
Yes 171 76 49.5 37.4-61.6 95 50.5 38.4-62.6
No 5,945 2,548 41.4 39.5-43.4 3,397 58.6 56.6-60.5
AGE
18-24 538 309 51.1 44.4-57.8 229 48.9 42.2-55.6
25-34 1,147 619 52.6 48.2-57.0 528 47.4 43.0-51.8
35-44 1,272 620 46.9 42.8-50.9 652 53.1 49.1-57.2
45-54 1,124 520 42.6 38.1-47.3 604 57.4 52.7-61.9
55-64 814 268 33.4 28.9-38.2 546 66.6 61.8-71.1
65+ 1,176 276 22.3 19.2-25.8 900 77.7 74.2-80.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 822 169 21.8 17.2-27.2 653 78.2 72.8-82.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,833 665 36.1 32.8-39.5 1,168 63.9 60.5-67.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,575 709 46.9 43.2-50.5 866 53.1 49.5-56.8
College Graduate 1,870 1,081 56.1 52.5-59.6 789 43.9 40.4-47.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 581 180 33.7 27.8-40.1 401 66.3 59.9-72.2
$15,000- 24,999 999 350 32.7 28.4-37.3 649 67.3 62.7-71.6
$25,000- 34,999 875 356 38.2 33.5-43.2 519 61.8 56.8-66.5
$35,000- 49,999 959 443 45.4 40.9-50.0 516 54.6 50.0-59.1
$50,000+ 1,578 938 57.1 53.2-60.9 640 42.9 39.1-46.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 414 158 39.4 34.1-44.9 256 60.6 55.1-65.9
Cumberland 422 177 49.5 41.7-57.4 245 50.5 42.6-58.3
Durham 399 180 47.8 41.2-54.6 219 52.2 45.4-58.8
Forsyth 455 203 47.2 41.8-52.6 252 52.8 47.4-58.2
Gaston 465 161 38.4 33.4-43.6 304 61.6 56.4-66.6
Guilford 414 197 46.9 41.4-52.4 217 53.1 47.6-58.6
Mecklenburg 424 235 55.7 50.4-61.0 189 44.3 39.0-49.6
New Hanover 397 221 57.9 51.4-64.1 176 42.1 35.9-48.6
Onslow 429 184 46.2 39.3-53.2 245 53.8 46.8-60.7
Wake 426 257 58.2 52.5-63.6 169 41.8 36.4-47.5
Western NC 611 200 34.1 29.9-38.5 411 65.9 61.5-70.1
Piedmont NC 663 232 34.9 30.5-39.6 431 65.1 60.4-69.5
Eastern NC 612 224 37.7 33.1-42.5 388 62.3 57.5-66.9

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*Data in this table were derived from the first alcohol consumption question.

#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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