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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Guilford County

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 many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage?

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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%)
North Carolina 9,407 5,865 58.6 56.9-60.2 1,053 12.3 11.3-13.4 1,092 13.8 12.6-15.0 1,057 12.3 11.3-13.5 340 3.0 2.6- 3.5
-Guilford County 442 237 54.6 48.9-60.1 64 14.5 10.8-19.0 63 13.4 10.0-17.9 60 13.3 10.0-17.4 18 4.2 2.4- 7.5
GENDER
Male 164 81 49.7 40.8-58.6 19 12.6 7.5-20.5 20 13.3 7.8-21.6 34 17.8 12.5-24.6 10 6.6 3.2-13.3
Female 278 156 59.0 52.1-65.5 45 16.1 11.6-21.9 43 13.6 9.8-18.5 26 9.2 5.7-14.7 8 2.1 1.0- 4.4
RACE
White 310 148 48.3 41.7-54.8 49 15.7 11.4-21.2 47 15.5 10.9-21.5 50 15.8 11.6-21.0 16 4.8 2.8- 8.2
Other 131 88 67.7 57.0-76.8 15 11.9 6.3-21.6 16 9.2 5.4-15.2 10 8.2 4.1-15.7 2 3.1 0.5-15.5
AGE
18-44 176 88 50.2 41.3-59.1 34 19.8 13.4-28.1 29 14.7 9.3-22.6 21 12.5 7.7-19.5 4 2.9 0.8- 9.9
45+ 262 148 59.5 52.6-65.9 29 9.1 6.1-13.4 32 11.5 7.8-16.6 39 14.3 10.3-19.6 14 5.6 3.1-10.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 149 109 72.0 62.3-80.0 15 8.8 4.9-15.2 7 3.3 1.3- 7.7 10 9.0 4.4-17.5 8 7.0 3.0-15.4
Some College + 291 126 44.0 37.4-50.9 49 17.9 12.9-24.3 56 19.4 14.3-25.8 50 15.9 11.8-21.1 10 2.8 1.3- 5.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 193 121 62.8 53.8-71.0 21 8.9 5.4-14.4 18 10.4 5.5-18.8 27 13.4 8.7-20.1 6 4.5 1.6-11.8
$50,000+ 141 58 44.7 35.5-54.2 22 15.5 9.7-23.8 32 19.3 13.1-27.5 25 17.9 11.7-26.4 4 2.6 0.8- 7.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 452 255 54.4 48.8-59.8 53 11.9 8.9-15.7 57 15.2 11.3-20.1 67 13.9 10.7-18.0 20 4.7 2.6- 8.3
Guilford 442 237 54.6 48.9-60.1 64 14.5 10.8-19.0 63 13.4 10.0-17.9 60 13.3 10.0-17.4 18 4.2 2.4- 7.5
Mecklenburg 446 209 45.0 39.2-50.9 59 12.6 9.5-16.5 74 17.8 13.2-23.6 83 19.9 15.2-25.5 21 4.8 3.0- 7.5
Orange 451 162 39.1 31.6-47.1 60 13.4 9.3-18.9 83 19.2 13.9-26.0 120 24.2 19.4-29.7 26 4.2 2.7- 6.4
Wake 452 212 48.4 42.8-54.0 62 12.9 9.8-16.8 92 19.4 15.5-24.0 74 16.9 13.0-21.7 12 2.3 1.3- 4.3
Chatham/Lee 399 232 59.7 53.6-65.6 49 11.7 8.7-15.7 47 12.9 9.1-17.9 48 10.6 7.7-14.4 23 5.1 3.2- 8.0
Nash/Wilson 378 268 70.9 65.0-76.2 29 7.0 4.7-10.3 34 7.4 5.2-10.6 35 11.9 7.9-17.6 12 2.8 1.5- 5.0
Craven/Pamlico 454 270 57.6 52.0-63.1 53 12.6 9.4-16.7 50 11.4 8.3-15.5 51 13.4 9.7-18.3 30 4.9 3.3- 7.4
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 437 322 72.8 67.6-77.4 42 9.9 7.2-13.5 33 8.3 5.7-11.8 27 5.9 3.9- 8.7 13 3.2 1.7- 6.0
Appalachian/Wilkes 454 302 64.7 58.4-70.5 41 7.0 5.0- 9.8 48 12.2 8.7-16.8 48 13.2 9.3-18.4 15 2.9 1.6- 5.1
Franklin/Gran./Vance 477 332 66.1 58.6-72.9 42 7.6 5.2-11.0 52 13.0 9.1-18.3 34 9.3 5.5-15.3 17 3.9 1.9- 8.1
Graham/Swain/Jackson 425 278 61.4 49.5-72.1 44 8.4 5.7-12.1 36 15.1 5.8-33.7 50 12.6 8.7-17.9 17 2.6 1.5- 4.4
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 469 354 74.6 69.5-79.1 54 12.4 9.0-16.8 28 5.8 3.9- 8.6 28 6.1 3.8- 9.5 5 1.1 0.4- 2.7
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 418 326 75.8 70.3-80.6 30 7.3 4.8-10.9 31 7.1 4.8-10.3 26 8.7 5.5-13.3 5 1.1 0.4- 2.9
Northeast NC I 459 336 72.2 66.7-77.0 51 12.1 8.8-16.4 33 6.4 4.4- 9.2 23 5.5 3.5- 8.7 16 3.8 2.2- 6.5
Northeast NC II 512 331 60.6 55.2-65.8 54 11.0 8.1-14.8 55 11.1 8.3-14.7 55 13.2 9.6-17.9 17 4.1 2.1- 7.7
Northeastern Partnership 971 667 64.7 60.6-68.6 105 11.4 9.1-14.2 88 9.4 7.4-11.9 78 10.5 8.0-13.7 33 4.0 2.5- 6.3
Mountain AHEC 1,302 809 58.1 53.6-62.5 133 10.4 8.2-13.2 139 12.6 10.1-15.7 163 14.2 10.4-19.0 58 4.7 3.3- 6.5
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,302 2,259 62.8 59.9-65.7 345 12.2 10.2-14.4 316 12.4 10.5-14.7 281 10.0 8.5-11.8 101 2.5 1.9- 3.4
Piedmont 4,034 2,266 55.3 53.0-57.5 505 13.1 11.7-14.6 561 15.1 13.4-16.8 545 13.5 11.9-15.2 157 3.1 2.5- 3.9
Western NC 2,071 1,340 62.8 59.2-66.2 203 9.6 7.8-11.8 215 11.5 9.5-13.7 231 12.5 9.8-15.9 82 3.6 2.7- 4.8

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^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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

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