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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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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  Total
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%)
TOTAL 1,264 1,027 78.7 75.0-82.0 112 10.4 7.9-13.6 77 7.4 5.5- 9.8 43 3.3 2.2- 4.9 5 0.3 0.1- 0.8
GENDER
Female 1,264 1,027 78.7 75.0-82.0 112 10.4 7.9-13.6 77 7.4 5.5- 9.8 43 3.3 2.2- 4.9 5 0.3 0.1- 0.8
RACE
African American 1,264 1,027 78.7 75.0-82.0 112 10.4 7.9-13.6 77 7.4 5.5- 9.8 43 3.3 2.2- 4.9 5 0.3 0.1- 0.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 10 62.7 21.4-91.2 3 37.3 8.8-78.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
-English Speaking 13 10 62.7 21.4-91.2 3 37.3 8.8-78.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 1,251 1,017 78.8 75.0-82.2 109 10.2 7.7-13.4 77 7.4 5.5- 9.9 43 3.3 2.2- 4.9 5 0.3 0.1- 0.8
AGE
18-24 93 66 72.0 57.1-83.2 18 18.8 9.8-32.9 4 5.4 1.7-16.0 5 3.8 1.0-13.4 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 200 144 74.7 65.4-82.2 26 11.4 6.6-19.2 19 10.4 5.7-18.3 10 3.3 1.4- 7.6 1 0.1 0.0- 0.9
35-44 262 199 78.6 71.0-84.6 28 8.3 4.8-13.8 20 7.6 4.2-13.5 15 5.5 2.8-10.5 0 0.0 . - .
45-54 258 204 71.3 61.8-79.3 20 12.3 6.5-22.2 22 12.3 7.4-19.9 9 2.8 1.2- 6.5 3 1.2 0.3- 4.4
55-64 184 161 81.0 69.1-89.0 11 10.7 4.4-23.5 9 5.1 2.3-11.1 2 3.1 0.7-11.8 1 0.2 0.0- 1.5
65-74 148 139 96.7 93.3-98.4 7 2.4 1.0- 5.4 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3 1 0.6 0.1- 3.9 0 0.0 . - .
75+ 106 105 99.2 94.6-99.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.8 0.1- 5.4 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 293 268 91.5 85.0-95.4 11 2.3 1.2- 4.4 8 4.3 1.5-11.3 5 1.6 0.4- 6.2 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 428 344 76.5 69.1-82.6 46 15.7 10.4-23.1 20 5.3 2.8- 9.8 17 2.4 1.3- 4.3 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5
Some Post-H.S. 303 239 79.1 71.8-84.9 30 7.2 4.4-11.5 20 8.0 4.6-13.8 13 5.6 2.7-11.1 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7
College Graduate 237 173 69.9 61.3-77.3 25 12.3 7.3-20.0 29 13.2 8.5-20.1 8 3.7 1.6- 8.5 2 0.8 0.2- 4.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 274 238 82.5 73.8-88.8 16 7.5 3.6-14.7 11 4.7 2.0-10.3 8 5.0 1.8-12.7 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8
$15,000- 24,999 285 231 78.5 69.3-85.5 28 10.7 5.9-18.6 13 8.3 3.9-16.5 12 2.4 1.0- 5.8 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8
$25,000- 34,999 163 122 67.3 55.3-77.4 19 17.1 9.4-29.3 15 11.3 5.7-21.2 7 4.2 1.7- 9.8 0 0.0 . - .
$35,000- 49,999 112 87 81.4 70.2-89.0 10 6.8 2.5-17.3 10 6.2 3.1-12.2 5 5.6 2.0-14.9 0 0.0 . - .
$50,000-74,999 64 52 81.7 66.1-91.1 4 8.5 2.5-24.9 5 5.1 1.5-15.5 2 4.4 1.1-16.1 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9
$75,000+ 53 27 61.6 44.4-76.3 12 11.1 5.2-22.3 9 20.2 9.8-37.1 4 4.6 1.0-18.8 1 2.5 0.3-15.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 16 12 65.9 35.2-87.3 2 21.3 5.1-57.8 1 8.1 1.1-40.7 1 4.7 0.6-27.6 0 0.0 . - .
Guilford 70 51 76.6 63.7-85.9 9 12.4 5.7-25.1 8 8.5 4.0-17.0 2 2.5 0.5-10.8 0 0.0 . - .
Mecklenburg 82 58 73.1 61.1-82.4 6 6.8 2.3-18.6 10 9.9 5.1-18.4 6 8.5 3.8-17.8 2 1.8 0.4- 7.3
Orange 31 24 78.4 58.7-90.2 3 12.3 3.8-33.2 1 1.5 0.2-10.3 3 7.8 2.3-23.8 0 0.0 . - .
Wake 55 42 76.0 61.5-86.3 7 14.8 6.9-29.0 5 7.8 3.0-18.7 1 1.3 0.2- 9.0 0 0.0 . - .
Chatham/Lee 53 35 63.2 47.4-76.6 9 21.6 11.1-37.9 5 7.1 2.8-16.7 4 8.1 2.8-21.6 0 0.0 . - .
Nash/Wilson 81 66 84.2 74.3-90.7 6 5.5 2.4-12.2 6 6.9 2.9-15.6 2 2.5 0.6-10.4 1 0.9 0.1- 5.9
Craven/Pamlico 57 48 82.1 67.0-91.2 5 11.0 4.2-25.8 3 5.4 1.7-16.3 1 1.5 0.2-10.0 0 0.0 . - .
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 9 9 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 5 84.5 38.3-98.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 15.5 2.0-61.7 0 0.0 . - .
Franklin/Gran./Vance 105 87 80.6 69.6-88.2 8 10.2 4.7-21.0 4 4.3 1.5-11.4 5 4.1 1.4-11.5 1 0.8 0.1- 5.4
Graham/Swain/Jackson 8 5 58.3 24.0-86.1 2 22.4 5.3-59.7 1 19.2 2.8-66.2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 95 83 85.2 74.4-92.0 8 8.7 4.0-18.2 2 2.6 0.6-10.3 2 3.4 0.8-13.6 0 0.0 . - .
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 102 89 86.4 77.0-92.3 4 4.5 1.6-11.9 5 4.3 1.7-10.6 3 4.1 1.2-13.2 1 0.7 0.1- 5.1
Northeast NC I 171 147 85.8 78.7-90.8 16 9.1 5.2-15.4 4 2.3 0.8- 5.9 4 2.9 1.0- 7.9 0 0.0 . - .
Northeast NC II 100 86 87.0 77.1-93.0 7 6.8 2.7-16.2 4 4.1 1.3-12.3 3 2.1 0.7- 6.4 0 0.0 . - .
Northeastern Partnership 271 233 86.3 80.8-90.5 23 8.0 4.9-12.9 8 3.1 1.4- 6.9 7 2.5 1.2- 5.4 0 0.0 . - .
Mountain AHEC 31 24 77.3 54.0-90.8 4 13.9 3.8-39.7 2 6.2 1.3-24.8 1 2.7 0.4-17.0 0 0.0 . - .
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 671 573 82.2 76.3-86.9 51 10.4 6.5-16.3 30 5.3 3.2- 8.7 15 2.0 1.0- 3.8 2 0.1 0.0- 0.5
Piedmont 548 418 76.1 70.9-80.7 56 10.3 7.2-14.4 45 9.0 6.2-12.8 26 4.2 2.5- 7.0 3 0.4 0.1- 1.4
Western NC 45 36 81.6 60.9-92.6 5 12.6 3.9-33.6 2 3.5 0.7-15.7 2 2.4 0.5-10.2 0 0.0 . - .

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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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