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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Guilford County

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have 5 or more drinks on an occasion?*

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Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,527 2,893 79.2 76.7-81.4 241 7.5 6.1- 9.2 129 4.4 3.3- 5.7 181 5.6 4.4- 7.0 83 3.4 2.4- 4.8
-Guilford County 205 168 74.5 65.3-82.0 11 7.1 3.7-13.3 7 4.9 1.9-11.9 15 10.4 5.5-18.9 4 3.0 1.0- 8.7
GENDER
Male 81 54 63.6 49.7-75.5 8 9.2 4.2-19.2 4 6.2 1.8-19.3 12 15.8 7.6-29.9 3 5.2 1.6-16.0
Female 124 114 86.3 74.7-93.1 3 4.8 1.4-15.1 3 3.6 0.9-12.8 3 4.6 1.2-15.8 1 0.7 0.1- 4.7
RACE
White 162 134 75.0 64.5-83.2 9 7.3 3.5-14.3 5 3.3 1.1- 8.9 11 11.2 5.4-21.8 3 3.3 1.0-10.8
Other 43 34 72.8 51.5-87.1 2 6.6 1.3-27.9 2 10.7 2.3-38.3 4 7.8 2.5-21.6 1 2.0 0.3-13.0
AGE
18-44 88 66 66.5 52.3-78.3 5 6.1 2.3-15.1 5 8.0 2.8-20.9 9 15.4 7.1-30.3 3 3.9 1.0-13.8
45+ 114 99 82.8 71.9-90.1 6 8.6 3.5-19.6 2 1.5 0.3- 6.9 6 5.0 2.1-11.2 1 2.1 0.3-13.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 41 30 64.4 44.0-80.6 4 8.8 3.1-22.6 1 8.4 1.2-40.2 5 14.2 5.1-33.5 1 4.2 0.6-24.6
Some College + 164 138 77.5 67.0-85.3 7 6.6 2.9-14.5 6 3.9 1.6- 9.6 10 9.3 4.1-19.7 3 2.7 0.7- 9.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 73 53 58.9 42.7-73.4 3 4.2 1.3-13.1 5 11.1 3.7-28.6 9 21.0 9.6-40.1 3 4.8 1.4-15.6
$50,000+ 82 68 79.0 66.0-88.0 6 9.4 3.8-21.7 2 2.5 0.6- 9.4 5 5.8 2.3-13.8 1 3.3 0.5-19.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 197 165 77.9 68.7-85.1 13 10.1 5.2-18.6 3 3.4 0.8-13.5 13 7.3 3.9-13.1 3 1.3 0.4- 4.2
Guilford 205 168 74.5 65.3-82.0 11 7.1 3.7-13.3 7 4.9 1.9-11.9 15 10.4 5.5-18.9 4 3.0 1.0- 8.7
Mecklenburg 236 192 74.5 64.4-82.5 19 9.8 5.0-18.2 10 6.4 2.5-15.7 11 5.1 2.7- 9.5 4 4.2 1.0-15.4
Orange 290 236 71.4 61.8-79.3 24 10.2 6.4-15.9 8 7.2 2.2-21.0 16 8.9 5.1-15.2 6 2.3 1.0- 5.5
Wake 239 204 83.2 75.4-88.9 11 4.1 2.1- 7.8 11 5.9 2.4-13.6 8 4.3 1.8- 9.9 5 2.5 0.9- 7.0
Chatham/Lee 166 137 80.5 72.1-86.8 8 7.4 3.4-15.6 9 4.8 2.4- 9.6 8 4.2 2.0- 8.5 4 3.1 1.1- 8.4
Nash/Wilson 111 89 72.3 58.2-83.0 10 14.2 5.6-31.4 4 4.4 1.7-11.2 2 1.9 0.4- 7.5 6 7.3 3.2-15.9
Craven/Pamlico 185 157 81.0 72.4-87.4 13 6.6 3.6-11.6 2 1.4 0.3- 6.2 12 10.7 5.6-19.3 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 113 85 72.5 62.2-80.8 7 6.7 3.1-13.9 6 7.4 3.2-16.5 8 6.2 2.9-12.8 7 7.3 3.3-15.1
Appalachian/Wilkes 151 125 77.8 67.4-85.6 9 5.0 2.5- 9.6 5 3.8 1.4- 9.8 8 6.6 2.8-14.6 4 6.9 2.4-18.4
Franklin/Gran./Vance 143 109 63.6 50.3-75.0 15 11.7 6.4-20.6 3 1.5 0.4- 5.8 12 16.6 7.8-31.9 4 6.7 1.9-20.6
Graham/Swain/Jackson 144 113 53.6 31.3-74.5 11 6.5 3.1-13.3 10 9.1 4.1-19.2 6 25.8 6.6-63.2 4 4.9 1.5-15.1
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 120 98 79.9 69.0-87.6 10 10.7 4.9-21.8 7 6.4 2.9-13.8 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8 4 2.7 0.8- 8.6
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 91 65 62.9 49.8-74.3 8 11.2 4.6-24.8 6 12.1 5.3-25.2 10 11.3 6.0-20.1 2 2.5 0.5-10.9
Northeast NC I 123 103 78.6 67.9-86.4 9 9.5 4.5-19.0 6 8.4 3.7-18.0 5 3.6 1.4- 8.8 0 0.0 . - .
Northeast NC II 177 133 68.7 58.9-77.1 13 8.2 4.1-15.7 5 3.7 1.2-10.5 19 12.4 7.6-19.5 7 6.9 2.6-17.1
Northeastern Partnership 300 236 71.5 63.8-78.1 22 8.6 5.1-14.2 11 5.0 2.5- 9.8 24 9.9 6.4-15.1 7 5.0 1.9-12.6
Mountain AHEC 489 407 75.4 65.0-83.5 36 14.0 7.0-26.2 15 2.6 1.2- 5.5 23 6.7 3.5-12.6 8 1.2 0.5- 2.8
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,042 839 79.1 75.0-82.7 75 7.5 5.3-10.4 39 4.0 2.5- 6.3 58 5.1 3.5- 7.2 31 4.4 2.8- 7.0
Piedmont 1,761 1,453 79.9 76.6-82.9 115 6.3 4.8- 8.2 66 4.8 3.3- 6.9 88 5.7 4.1- 7.9 39 3.3 1.9- 5.5
Western NC 724 601 75.7 67.8-82.2 51 13.4 7.6-22.4 24 3.0 1.7- 5.1 35 5.9 3.5-10.0 13 2.0 1.0- 3.8

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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 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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