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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-WHITE FEMALES

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,331 4,210 97.2 96.4-97.8 121 2.8 2.2- 3.6
AGE
18-24 229 215 94.5 89.4-97.2 14 5.5 2.8-10.6
25-34 587 568 96.8 94.2-98.2 19 3.2 1.8- 5.8
35-44 762 736 97.0 94.8-98.3 26 3.0 1.7- 5.2
45-54 837 808 96.6 94.3-97.9 29 3.4 2.1- 5.7
55-64 725 714 98.7 96.9-99.4 11 1.3 0.6- 3.1
65-74 632 616 97.9 95.6-99.0 16 2.1 1.0- 4.4
75+ 530 525 99.1 97.4-99.7 5 0.9 0.3- 2.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 581 576 99.1 97.2-99.7 5 0.9 0.3- 2.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,280 1,260 97.9 96.1-98.9 20 2.1 1.1- 3.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,157 1,111 96.4 94.6-97.6 46 3.6 2.4- 5.4
College Graduate 1,304 1,254 96.4 94.8-97.6 50 3.6 2.4- 5.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 459 448 98.2 96.3-99.1 11 1.8 0.9- 3.7
$15,000- 24,999 733 710 96.6 93.8-98.1 23 3.4 1.9- 6.2
$25,000- 34,999 476 465 97.8 94.5-99.1 11 2.2 0.9- 5.5
$35,000- 49,999 571 555 97.6 94.8-98.9 16 2.4 1.1- 5.2
$50,000-74,999 485 465 95.4 92.0-97.4 20 4.6 2.6- 8.0
$75,000+ 578 558 96.6 94.1-98.1 20 3.4 1.9- 5.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 244 232 95.4 91.4-97.6 12 4.6 2.4- 8.6
Guilford 198 189 93.6 85.5-97.3 9 6.4 2.7-14.5
Mecklenburg 180 172 96.0 91.5-98.2 8 4.0 1.8- 8.5
Orange 237 229 96.1 91.0-98.4 8 3.9 1.6- 9.0
Wake 197 182 93.3 88.7-96.0 15 6.7 4.0-11.3
Chatham/Lee 174 167 94.9 89.4-97.6 7 5.1 2.4-10.6
Nash/Wilson 149 149 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Craven/Pamlico 220 211 96.9 93.8-98.5 9 3.1 1.5- 6.2
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 257 256 99.7 97.8- 100 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2
Appalachian/Wilkes 274 267 97.4 94.0-98.9 7 2.6 1.1- 6.0
Franklin/Gran./Vance 185 183 99.5 97.9-99.9 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1
Graham/Swain/Jackson 229 223 97.1 92.6-98.9 6 2.9 1.1- 7.4
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 118 115 98.3 94.5-99.5 3 1.7 0.5- 5.5
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 177 174 96.7 88.0-99.1 3 3.3 0.9-12.0
Northeast NC I 137 134 98.1 93.7-99.4 3 1.9 0.6- 6.3
Northeast NC II 218 212 98.5 96.7-99.3 6 1.5 0.7- 3.3
Northeastern Partnership 355 346 98.4 96.9-99.2 9 1.6 0.8- 3.1
Mountain AHEC 735 713 97.2 95.0-98.4 22 2.8 1.6- 5.0
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,313 1,281 97.7 96.0-98.7 32 2.3 1.3- 4.0
Piedmont 1,826 1,768 96.8 95.6-97.7 58 3.2 2.3- 4.4
Western NC 1,192 1,161 97.7 96.3-98.5 31 2.3 1.5- 3.7

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

^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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