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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-WHITE FEMALES

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have 5 or more drinks on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,573 1,403 88.0 85.3-90.3 83 5.5 4.0- 7.5 29 2.2 1.3- 3.7 45 2.9 1.9- 4.4 13 1.4 0.7- 2.8
AGE
18-24 113 76 72.0 59.5-81.9 17 10.6 4.9-21.4 7 6.5 2.5-15.9 11 9.3 4.5-18.3 2 1.6 0.4- 7.0
25-34 272 228 84.4 77.4-89.6 23 8.8 5.0-15.0 7 2.6 1.0- 6.2 10 1.6 0.7- 3.9 4 2.6 0.8- 8.2
35-44 367 320 87.8 82.4-91.6 20 5.3 3.0- 9.0 10 2.9 1.2- 6.9 15 3.6 1.7- 7.5 2 0.4 0.1- 2.4
45-54 356 330 92.5 87.1-95.8 17 3.7 1.8- 7.4 2 0.1 0.0- 0.6 4 1.4 0.4- 4.9 3 2.2 0.6- 8.0
55-64 218 211 97.2 91.8-99.1 5 2.3 0.6- 8.3 1 0.1 0.0- 1.1 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4 0 0.0 . - .
65-74 141 136 98.4 96.0-99.4 0 0.0 . - . 2 0.6 0.1- 2.9 2 0.6 0.1- 2.4 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8
75+ 96 93 97.3 87.6-99.4 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.4 0.1- 3.0 1 2.2 0.3-13.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 51 39 81.5 65.0-91.3 5 11.1 3.9-28.2 1 2.7 0.4-17.0 5 4.3 1.6-11.1 1 0.4 0.0- 2.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 297 255 83.0 74.8-88.9 21 7.1 3.4-14.4 7 2.8 1.1- 6.6 10 4.7 2.0-10.8 4 2.4 0.7- 7.9
Some Post-H.S. 466 416 87.5 82.1-91.4 24 5.0 2.8- 8.6 8 1.9 0.6- 5.6 12 3.2 1.4- 6.8 6 2.5 1.0- 6.1
College Graduate 758 692 90.9 87.4-93.5 33 4.8 2.9- 7.7 13 2.2 0.9- 4.8 18 1.8 1.0- 3.2 2 0.4 0.1- 1.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 89 66 74.7 60.6-85.0 7 9.0 3.1-23.2 4 4.2 1.3-13.2 8 6.5 2.8-14.4 4 5.6 1.8-16.3
$15,000- 24,999 184 148 78.8 68.2-86.5 20 8.6 4.8-15.0 6 5.6 1.8-16.2 9 5.4 2.0-13.9 1 1.5 0.2- 9.9
$25,000- 34,999 164 137 82.3 70.4-90.1 11 4.4 1.9-10.0 4 1.3 0.4- 3.9 8 7.3 2.4-20.3 4 4.8 1.4-15.1
$35,000- 49,999 247 228 86.9 78.0-92.6 9 5.1 2.1-12.1 3 3.7 1.0-12.2 5 2.0 0.7- 5.7 2 2.3 0.5- 9.9
$50,000-74,999 234 212 89.7 83.1-93.9 12 6.3 3.1-12.4 5 1.7 0.6- 4.6 4 1.3 0.4- 4.3 1 1.1 0.1- 7.1
$75,000+ 365 342 92.7 88.0-95.6 12 3.7 1.7- 7.6 5 1.6 0.5- 4.9 6 2.0 0.8- 4.9 0 0.0 . - .
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 104 91 81.2 67.2-90.1 8 14.3 6.3-29.2 0 0.0 . - . 4 3.5 1.1-10.3 1 1.0 0.1- 7.0
Guilford 103 95 87.6 75.2-94.3 2 2.7 0.7-10.5 3 4.2 1.1-15.0 2 4.6 1.0-18.8 1 0.8 0.1- 5.5
Mecklenburg 101 87 85.8 75.8-92.1 10 7.4 3.8-13.8 2 3.9 0.9-15.5 2 3.0 0.7-11.5 0 0.0 . - .
Orange 166 143 72.3 56.6-84.0 12 9.8 4.8-19.1 4 10.5 2.6-34.2 7 7.3 3.1-16.5 0 0.0 . - .
Wake 119 107 89.9 81.7-94.7 3 2.6 0.8- 8.2 6 4.8 1.7-12.8 3 2.7 0.9- 8.3 0 0.0 . - .
Chatham/Lee 71 61 82.7 69.4-91.0 3 7.9 2.5-22.6 3 3.6 1.1-11.3 4 5.8 2.1-15.1 0 0.0 . - .
Nash/Wilson 39 37 97.1 88.9-99.3 2 2.9 0.7-11.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Craven/Pamlico 93 85 89.4 78.5-95.1 6 9.1 3.8-20.3 0 0.0 . - . 2 1.5 0.4- 6.1 0 0.0 . - .
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 47 44 94.9 85.2-98.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 3.4 0.8-12.6 1 1.7 0.2-11.2
Appalachian/Wilkes 74 66 86.9 73.7-94.0 3 3.6 1.1-11.0 2 3.8 0.7-17.7 2 2.6 0.5-11.2 1 3.2 0.4-19.2
Franklin/Gran./Vance 58 51 88.5 73.7-95.5 6 10.7 3.9-25.9 1 0.8 0.1- 5.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Graham/Swain/Jackson 58 51 80.7 62.9-91.2 4 6.9 2.5-17.5 2 7.9 1.8-28.4 1 4.5 0.6-25.6 0 0.0 . - .
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 26 23 91.6 74.7-97.6 1 4.4 0.6-25.5 1 2.3 0.3-14.9 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.7 0.2-11.5
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 32 26 78.7 52.5-92.5 3 13.7 3.0-45.3 1 1.7 0.2-11.5 2 5.9 1.4-21.5 0 0.0 . - .
Northeast NC I 40 33 79.7 60.9-90.8 2 4.8 1.0-19.9 1 5.7 0.8-30.9 4 9.7 3.3-25.1 0 0.0 . - .
Northeast NC II 79 67 76.5 61.2-87.0 4 6.2 2.3-15.9 0 0.0 . - . 6 11.7 4.8-25.9 2 5.6 1.0-25.6
Northeastern Partnership 119 100 77.3 65.2-86.1 6 5.9 2.5-13.2 1 1.5 0.2- 9.8 10 11.2 5.4-21.8 2 4.1 0.7-20.0
Mountain AHEC 237 216 89.8 82.5-94.3 12 6.0 2.7-12.8 2 0.5 0.1- 2.3 6 3.3 1.1- 9.4 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 417 364 83.9 77.2-88.9 24 6.3 3.4-11.3 5 1.4 0.5- 4.4 17 4.8 2.3- 9.8 7 3.5 1.5- 8.3
Piedmont 803 716 88.9 85.4-91.7 44 5.4 3.5- 8.2 20 2.8 1.5- 5.2 19 2.1 1.2- 3.8 4 0.7 0.2- 2.4
Western NC 353 323 91.2 86.0-94.6 15 4.5 2.2- 9.0 4 0.9 0.3- 2.8 9 2.7 1.1- 6.6 2 0.7 0.2- 2.9

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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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