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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-WHITE FEMALES

On the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Only one Two Three Four Five or more
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,576 931 56.3 52.5-59.9 466 29.6 26.3-33.2 116 8.6 6.5-11.2 36 3.3 2.1- 5.2 27 2.2 1.3- 3.7
AGE
18-24 114 35 32.0 21.0-45.4 36 31.4 19.8-45.8 28 23.4 13.3-37.8 7 7.1 2.7-17.2 8 6.1 2.7-13.5
25-34 271 119 42.2 34.2-50.6 107 42.3 34.2-50.9 29 9.5 5.6-15.7 9 3.8 1.4- 9.8 7 2.2 0.8- 5.9
35-44 370 211 57.1 50.0-63.9 104 26.7 20.8-33.6 34 9.0 5.8-13.5 15 4.8 2.5- 9.2 6 2.3 0.8- 6.8
45-54 360 208 61.4 54.3-68.2 127 30.4 24.4-37.1 16 4.5 2.5- 8.0 5 2.0 0.6- 6.3 4 1.6 0.4- 7.1
55-64 216 163 77.3 68.5-84.2 45 19.3 12.8-28.0 7 3.1 1.2- 7.5 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4
65-74 140 104 80.4 70.2-87.8 34 18.8 11.6-29.1 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9
75+ 95 84 81.4 66.4-90.6 11 18.6 9.4-33.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 52 25 48.6 29.8-67.8 11 12.1 4.7-27.6 7 17.0 6.2-38.6 4 14.9 4.1-41.5 5 7.5 2.5-20.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 296 169 56.5 47.9-64.7 81 22.3 16.2-29.9 29 11.6 6.7-19.4 9 3.8 1.7- 8.2 8 5.8 2.5-12.7
Some Post-H.S. 468 245 48.2 41.2-55.2 167 38.1 31.4-45.3 32 8.3 4.6-14.6 15 3.6 1.7- 7.5 9 1.8 0.7- 4.3
College Graduate 759 491 62.5 57.3-67.4 207 27.9 23.4-32.9 48 6.8 4.6-10.0 8 2.1 0.8- 5.1 5 0.7 0.2- 2.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 90 40 40.2 26.7-55.4 28 35.6 22.0-52.1 11 13.5 5.4-30.1 5 5.3 1.9-13.8 6 5.4 2.0-13.6
$15,000- 24,999 185 85 42.8 32.1-54.2 62 29.9 21.0-40.6 23 15.9 9.0-26.6 7 5.1 2.0-12.6 8 6.3 2.5-14.8
$25,000- 34,999 164 87 52.4 40.7-63.9 52 32.8 22.8-44.6 17 6.8 3.6-12.6 2 0.3 0.1- 1.3 6 7.7 2.7-19.9
$35,000- 49,999 248 143 55.9 46.5-65.0 77 25.4 18.5-34.0 22 10.2 5.7-17.7 6 8.4 3.7-18.1 0 0.0 . - .
$50,000-74,999 234 123 46.7 37.9-55.7 87 40.9 32.2-50.2 15 7.9 4.3-14.2 6 2.8 0.8- 9.0 3 1.7 0.4- 6.5
$75,000+ 366 243 66.2 59.3-72.6 105 28.0 22.1-34.7 12 3.6 1.8- 7.0 5 1.7 0.6- 5.1 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 106 55 47.2 36.3-58.3 41 37.9 27.9-49.1 9 14.0 6.2-28.8 1 0.9 0.1- 6.2 0 0.0 . - .
Guilford 102 68 58.7 46.2-70.2 23 20.3 13.1-30.1 6 9.2 3.4-22.6 2 5.0 1.0-22.2 3 6.7 1.9-21.4
Mecklenburg 101 60 60.7 49.8-70.7 29 26.1 18.0-36.2 9 9.7 4.6-19.2 3 3.5 1.0-11.4 0 0.0 . - .
Orange 166 105 49.4 37.5-61.4 42 25.5 17.2-36.1 11 10.0 5.0-19.0 4 11.2 2.9-34.5 4 3.9 1.2-11.6
Wake 119 68 55.9 45.9-65.5 37 32.2 23.6-42.2 9 7.5 3.5-15.4 3 2.3 0.7- 7.2 2 2.0 0.5- 7.8
Chatham/Lee 72 43 53.9 41.3-66.0 22 33.4 22.6-46.2 5 9.5 3.6-22.8 2 3.2 0.8-11.8 0 0.0 . - .
Nash/Wilson 38 22 52.6 35.3-69.3 14 44.5 28.0-62.2 2 2.9 0.7-11.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Craven/Pamlico 92 50 47.0 36.2-58.1 32 42.0 31.1-53.8 7 8.2 3.7-17.3 2 1.5 0.4- 6.1 1 1.2 0.2- 8.1
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 46 31 70.4 54.9-82.2 8 14.1 6.8-26.9 4 10.3 3.8-24.9 1 1.7 0.2-11.5 2 3.5 0.9-13.1
Appalachian/Wilkes 75 40 57.6 43.7-70.4 26 28.7 18.4-41.7 5 5.8 2.3-13.9 3 4.8 1.2-17.1 1 3.1 0.4-19.0
Franklin/Gran./Vance 58 34 59.4 43.8-73.3 18 24.8 14.8-38.3 5 14.1 5.8-30.5 1 1.8 0.2-11.5 0 0.0 . - .
Graham/Swain/Jackson 61 33 50.0 35.7-64.2 19 26.5 16.3-40.1 6 11.8 5.3-24.2 1 2.1 0.3-13.7 2 9.6 2.5-30.7
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 26 12 40.2 22.1-61.5 13 58.1 36.9-76.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.7 0.2-11.5
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 32 19 59.3 37.3-78.2 7 17.2 7.2-35.6 2 5.0 1.1-19.4 2 5.1 1.1-19.9 2 13.4 2.7-45.9
Northeast NC I 39 21 55.8 38.3-72.0 14 29.8 17.0-46.9 3 11.1 3.2-32.2 0 0.0 . - . 1 3.3 0.5-20.0
Northeast NC II 79 47 55.2 42.6-67.1 18 22.0 13.7-33.4 10 17.5 9.1-30.8 1 0.8 0.1- 5.5 3 4.6 1.1-17.0
Northeastern Partnership 118 68 55.3 44.9-65.3 32 24.0 16.7-33.3 13 15.8 8.9-26.5 1 0.6 0.1- 4.1 4 4.2 1.3-13.2
Mountain AHEC 242 138 56.5 48.3-64.4 84 35.3 28.0-43.5 16 7.0 3.5-13.7 2 0.5 0.1- 2.2 2 0.7 0.2- 2.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 415 233 51.8 44.0-59.5 127 30.3 23.8-37.7 31 8.4 4.2-16.1 12 5.5 2.6-11.6 12 4.0 1.8- 8.4
Piedmont 802 497 58.6 53.6-63.4 217 28.1 23.8-32.9 59 8.7 6.2-12.0 18 2.8 1.5- 5.1 11 1.8 0.8- 3.8
Western NC 359 201 54.3 46.5-61.8 122 34.6 27.4-42.6 26 8.5 4.7-14.7 6 1.6 0.6- 4.4 4 1.0 0.4- 3.0

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported drinking at least one drink in the last month.

^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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