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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-WHITE 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 4,342 1,578 38.2 36.1-40.5 2,764 61.8 59.5-63.9
AGE
18-24 231 116 50.9 41.3-60.5 115 49.1 39.5-58.7
25-34 589 271 48.9 43.2-54.7 318 51.1 45.3-56.8
35-44 763 370 49.4 44.4-54.5 393 50.6 45.5-55.6
45-54 837 358 40.9 36.1-45.8 479 59.1 54.2-63.9
55-64 727 216 26.6 22.3-31.4 511 73.4 68.6-77.7
65-74 634 141 21.4 17.3-26.2 493 78.6 73.8-82.7
75+ 531 95 17.8 13.6-23.0 436 82.2 77.0-86.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 581 51 9.3 6.3-13.5 530 90.7 86.5-93.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,285 299 26.2 22.6-30.1 986 73.8 69.9-77.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,160 470 43.7 39.3-48.2 690 56.3 51.8-60.7
College Graduate 1,307 757 57.9 53.9-61.7 550 42.1 38.3-46.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 459 89 20.1 15.1-26.1 370 79.9 73.9-84.9
$15,000- 24,999 737 188 26.6 21.9-31.9 549 73.4 68.1-78.1
$25,000- 34,999 478 166 36.1 29.5-43.1 312 63.9 56.9-70.5
$35,000- 49,999 572 247 43.3 37.2-49.6 325 56.7 50.4-62.8
$50,000-74,999 486 235 49.9 43.7-56.1 251 50.1 43.9-56.3
$75,000+ 578 363 59.9 54.3-65.2 215 40.1 34.8-45.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 244 105 46.2 39.1-53.4 139 53.8 46.6-60.9
Guilford 199 102 48.7 40.7-56.8 97 51.3 43.2-59.3
Mecklenburg 181 100 56.4 48.3-64.2 81 43.6 35.8-51.7
Orange 237 166 70.9 58.3-80.9 71 29.1 19.1-41.7
Wake 197 119 61.8 53.9-69.1 78 38.2 30.9-46.1
Chatham/Lee 174 71 41.6 33.7-49.9 103 58.4 50.1-66.3
Nash/Wilson 149 37 23.9 17.2-32.2 112 76.1 67.8-82.8
Craven/Pamlico 220 92 41.4 34.4-48.9 128 58.6 51.1-65.6
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 258 47 18.5 13.7-24.5 211 81.5 75.5-86.3
Appalachian/Wilkes 274 75 26.9 20.4-34.5 199 73.1 65.5-79.6
Franklin/Gran./Vance 185 58 30.3 22.6-39.3 127 69.7 60.7-77.4
Graham/Swain/Jackson 229 61 26.9 20.7-34.2 168 73.1 65.8-79.3
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 118 25 19.4 12.8-28.4 93 80.6 71.6-87.2
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 177 32 19.7 13.3-28.4 145 80.3 71.6-86.7
Northeast NC I 138 40 32.0 23.8-41.4 98 68.0 58.6-76.2
Northeast NC II 221 82 37.4 30.4-45.0 139 62.6 55.0-69.6
Northeastern Partnership 359 122 35.9 30.3-41.9 237 64.1 58.1-69.7
Mountain AHEC 735 241 33.3 29.0-37.9 494 66.7 62.1-71.0
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,319 417 35.9 31.8-40.2 902 64.1 59.8-68.2
Piedmont 1,830 802 41.9 38.8-45.1 1,028 58.1 54.9-61.2
Western NC 1,193 359 30.7 26.9-34.6 834 69.3 65.4-73.1

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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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