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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

Drinking alcohol in the past 30 days*

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  Total
Respond.^
YES NO
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,264 237 21.3 18.0-25.0 1,027 78.7 75.0-82.0
GENDER
Female 1,264 237 21.3 18.0-25.0 1,027 78.7 75.0-82.0
RACE
African American 1,264 237 21.3 18.0-25.0 1,027 78.7 75.0-82.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 3 37.3 8.8-78.6 10 62.7 21.4-91.2
-English Speaking 13 3 37.3 8.8-78.6 10 62.7 21.4-91.2
Non-Hispanic 1,251 234 21.2 17.8-25.0 1,017 78.8 75.0-82.2
AGE
18-24 93 27 28.0 16.8-42.9 66 72.0 57.1-83.2
25-34 200 56 25.3 17.8-34.6 144 74.7 65.4-82.2
35-44 262 63 21.4 15.4-29.0 199 78.6 71.0-84.6
45-54 258 54 28.7 20.7-38.2 204 71.3 61.8-79.3
55-64 184 23 19.0 11.0-30.9 161 81.0 69.1-89.0
65-74 148 9 3.3 1.6- 6.7 139 96.7 93.3-98.4
75+ 106 1 0.8 0.1- 5.4 105 99.2 94.6-99.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 293 25 8.5 4.6-15.0 268 91.5 85.0-95.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 428 84 23.5 17.4-30.9 344 76.5 69.1-82.6
Some Post-H.S. 303 64 20.9 15.1-28.2 239 79.1 71.8-84.9
College Graduate 237 64 30.1 22.7-38.7 173 69.9 61.3-77.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 274 36 17.5 11.2-26.2 238 82.5 73.8-88.8
$15,000- 24,999 285 54 21.5 14.5-30.7 231 78.5 69.3-85.5
$25,000- 34,999 163 41 32.7 22.6-44.7 122 67.3 55.3-77.4
$35,000- 49,999 112 25 18.6 11.0-29.8 87 81.4 70.2-89.0
$50,000-74,999 64 12 18.3 8.9-33.9 52 81.7 66.1-91.1
$75,000+ 53 26 38.4 23.7-55.6 27 61.6 44.4-76.3
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 16 4 34.1 12.7-64.8 12 65.9 35.2-87.3
Guilford 70 19 23.4 14.1-36.3 51 76.6 63.7-85.9
Mecklenburg 82 24 26.9 17.6-38.9 58 73.1 61.1-82.4
Orange 31 7 21.6 9.8-41.3 24 78.4 58.7-90.2
Wake 55 13 24.0 13.7-38.5 42 76.0 61.5-86.3
Chatham/Lee 53 18 36.8 23.4-52.6 35 63.2 47.4-76.6
Nash/Wilson 81 15 15.8 9.3-25.7 66 84.2 74.3-90.7
Craven/Pamlico 57 9 17.9 8.8-33.0 48 82.1 67.0-91.2
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 9 0 0.0 . - . 9 100 . - .
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 1 15.5 2.0-61.7 5 84.5 38.3-98.0
Franklin/Gran./Vance 105 18 19.4 11.8-30.4 87 80.6 69.6-88.2
Graham/Swain/Jackson 8 3 41.7 13.9-76.0 5 58.3 24.0-86.1
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 95 12 14.8 8.0-25.6 83 85.2 74.4-92.0
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 102 13 13.6 7.7-23.0 89 86.4 77.0-92.3
Northeast NC I 171 24 14.2 9.2-21.3 147 85.8 78.7-90.8
Northeast NC II 100 14 13.0 7.0-22.9 86 87.0 77.1-93.0
Northeastern Partnership 271 38 13.7 9.5-19.2 233 86.3 80.8-90.5
Mountain AHEC 31 7 22.7 9.2-46.0 24 77.3 54.0-90.8
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 671 98 17.8 13.1-23.7 573 82.2 76.3-86.9
Piedmont 548 130 23.9 19.3-29.1 418 76.1 70.9-80.7
Western NC 45 9 18.4 7.4-39.1 36 81.6 60.9-92.6

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

^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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