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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-WHITE 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 4,342 2,764 61.8 59.5-63.9 526 13.3 11.8-15.0 504 13.3 11.8-15.0 415 9.5 8.3-10.9 133 2.1 1.7- 2.7
AGE
18-24 231 115 49.1 39.5-58.7 40 17.9 11.5-27.0 45 21.4 14.4-30.6 29 11.2 6.7-18.1 2 0.4 0.1- 1.5
25-34 589 318 51.1 45.3-56.8 101 18.0 13.9-23.0 92 17.5 13.4-22.5 69 11.9 8.7-16.1 9 1.5 0.6- 3.9
35-44 763 393 50.6 45.5-55.6 146 18.5 15.0-22.6 127 19.2 15.4-23.5 85 10.6 7.9-14.0 12 1.2 0.6- 2.4
45-54 837 479 59.1 54.2-63.9 109 13.6 10.5-17.5 108 12.4 9.7-15.9 121 13.0 10.1-16.5 20 1.9 1.1- 3.3
55-64 727 511 73.4 68.6-77.7 67 7.5 5.2-10.7 65 8.7 6.4-11.7 59 7.7 5.3-11.1 25 2.7 1.6- 4.7
65-74 634 493 78.6 73.8-82.7 27 4.3 2.6- 7.1 39 5.8 3.8- 8.9 36 6.0 3.9- 9.3 39 5.2 3.4- 8.1
75+ 531 436 82.2 77.0-86.4 34 9.2 6.0-13.8 22 3.0 1.7- 5.4 14 2.6 1.4- 5.0 25 3.0 1.6- 5.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 581 530 90.7 86.5-93.7 22 4.3 2.5- 7.4 13 2.4 0.9- 6.0 9 1.8 0.8- 4.1 7 0.7 0.2- 2.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,285 986 73.8 69.9-77.4 129 10.8 8.5-13.7 100 9.9 7.5-12.9 46 4.1 2.8- 6.2 24 1.3 0.7- 2.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,160 690 56.3 51.8-60.7 158 15.3 12.1-19.2 149 14.8 11.7-18.5 125 11.4 9.0-14.4 38 2.2 1.4- 3.4
College Graduate 1,307 550 42.1 38.3-46.1 216 17.8 14.9-21.0 242 20.2 17.3-23.6 235 16.4 13.7-19.5 64 3.5 2.4- 4.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 459 370 79.9 73.9-84.9 28 8.0 4.6-13.6 30 6.2 3.8- 9.9 23 4.8 2.9- 7.9 8 1.1 0.4- 2.9
$15,000- 24,999 737 549 73.4 68.1-78.1 58 6.9 4.7- 9.9 72 12.1 8.6-16.8 41 6.2 4.0- 9.4 17 1.5 0.7- 2.9
$25,000- 34,999 478 312 63.9 56.9-70.5 74 16.6 11.8-22.8 41 10.2 6.6-15.5 40 7.4 4.7-11.3 11 1.9 0.8- 4.3
$35,000- 49,999 572 325 56.7 50.4-62.8 99 17.7 13.4-23.0 68 13.7 9.9-18.6 64 9.6 6.7-13.7 16 2.3 1.1- 4.9
$50,000-74,999 486 251 50.1 43.9-56.3 82 20.3 15.3-26.4 83 17.0 12.9-21.9 55 10.8 7.5-15.3 15 1.8 0.9- 3.5
$75,000+ 578 215 40.1 34.8-45.7 93 14.0 10.8-17.9 121 21.8 17.4-26.9 123 20.5 16.4-25.3 26 3.6 2.1- 6.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 244 139 53.8 46.6-60.9 29 12.7 8.6-18.3 29 16.0 10.5-23.6 34 13.0 9.0-18.2 13 4.5 2.5- 8.0
Guilford 199 97 51.3 43.2-59.3 35 17.5 12.1-24.6 35 16.1 11.2-22.5 24 12.2 7.3-19.5 8 2.9 1.4- 6.2
Mecklenburg 181 81 43.6 35.8-51.7 25 14.8 9.8-21.7 34 19.4 13.8-26.7 36 19.7 14.0-27.0 5 2.5 1.0- 6.2
Orange 237 71 29.1 19.1-41.7 42 20.1 12.7-30.3 55 27.0 17.8-38.9 58 21.1 15.0-28.9 11 2.6 1.4- 4.9
Wake 197 78 38.2 30.9-46.1 35 18.6 13.4-25.3 43 22.3 16.3-29.8 34 17.5 12.3-24.1 7 3.4 1.6- 7.1
Chatham/Lee 174 103 58.4 50.1-66.3 21 11.0 7.0-16.8 25 17.3 11.7-25.0 15 7.6 4.5-12.6 10 5.7 2.9-10.7
Nash/Wilson 149 112 76.1 67.8-82.8 13 9.3 5.0-16.7 11 6.6 3.6-11.9 10 6.2 3.3-11.6 3 1.7 0.5- 5.3
Craven/Pamlico 220 128 58.6 51.1-65.6 33 16.3 11.4-22.6 21 10.0 6.2-15.6 18 8.0 4.8-13.2 20 7.2 4.5-11.2
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 258 211 81.5 75.5-86.3 22 8.1 5.2-12.5 17 7.9 4.7-13.0 4 1.2 0.4- 3.2 4 1.3 0.4- 3.6
Appalachian/Wilkes 274 199 73.1 65.5-79.6 27 7.7 5.1-11.5 23 9.7 6.1-15.1 18 7.2 3.7-13.6 7 2.3 0.9- 5.5
Franklin/Gran./Vance 185 127 69.7 60.7-77.4 19 9.6 5.6-16.1 23 12.7 8.1-19.3 12 6.9 3.1-14.6 4 1.1 0.4- 3.0
Graham/Swain/Jackson 229 168 73.1 65.8-79.3 23 11.3 7.1-17.6 11 4.2 2.2- 7.8 21 9.4 5.8-14.7 6 2.0 0.8- 4.7
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 118 93 80.6 71.6-87.2 13 9.9 5.5-17.3 7 6.5 2.8-14.3 5 3.0 1.2- 7.4 0 0.0 . - .
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 177 145 80.3 71.6-86.7 14 6.9 3.9-12.1 8 3.5 1.6- 7.4 10 9.3 4.4-18.4 0 0.0 . - .
Northeast NC I 138 98 68.0 58.6-76.2 19 16.1 10.1-24.7 12 9.1 4.8-16.6 4 3.1 1.2- 8.0 5 3.7 1.4- 9.4
Northeast NC II 221 139 62.6 55.0-69.6 26 11.6 7.7-17.1 29 14.4 9.6-21.0 22 9.0 5.5-14.2 5 2.5 0.9- 6.7
Northeastern Partnership 359 237 64.1 58.1-69.7 45 12.9 9.4-17.3 41 12.9 9.1-18.0 26 7.3 4.7-11.2 10 2.8 1.3- 5.8
Mountain AHEC 735 494 66.7 62.1-71.0 72 9.2 6.8-12.2 69 12.5 9.5-16.3 76 9.1 6.9-12.0 24 2.5 1.5- 4.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,319 902 64.1 59.8-68.2 153 12.2 9.3-15.7 130 14.0 11.1-17.5 95 7.9 5.9-10.5 39 1.8 1.1- 2.9
Piedmont 1,830 1,028 58.1 54.9-61.2 259 15.1 13.0-17.5 265 13.4 11.3-15.8 220 11.1 9.3-13.2 58 2.3 1.6- 3.2
Western NC 1,193 834 69.3 65.4-73.1 114 9.3 6.9-12.5 109 11.9 9.4-15.1 100 7.2 5.6- 9.3 36 2.1 1.4- 3.2

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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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