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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

Alcohol Consumption

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%)
North Carolina 14,948 9,273 58.9 57.9-59.9 1,774 12.3 11.6-13.0 1,868 13.8 13.0-14.5 1,537 11.5 10.8-12.2 496 3.6 3.2- 4.0
-Alamance County 397 261 62.4 56.5-68.0 37 10.8 7.3-15.8 49 15.2 11.2-20.3 42 9.7 7.1-13.2 8 1.8 0.8- 4.0
GENDER
Male 119 57 45.9 36.0-56.0 16 16.1 9.1-26.9 26 25.3 17.2-35.7 16 10.0 6.0-16.2 4 2.8 0.9- 7.9
Female 278 204 74.2 68.2-79.4 21 7.1 4.4-11.2 23 8.0 5.2-12.0 26 9.5 6.4-14.0 4 1.2 0.4- 3.3
RACE
White 310 195 59.8 53.2-66.0 30 10.7 7.0-16.0 39 15.4 10.9-21.2 38 11.7 8.5-16.0 8 2.5 1.1- 5.3
Other 85 65 70.3 56.2-81.3 6 10.9 3.9-26.7 10 15.0 7.6-27.4 4 3.8 1.3-10.9 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-44 140 80 54.8 45.0-64.3 18 14.4 8.2-24.1 26 20.8 13.5-30.6 16 10.0 6.0-16.2 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 256 180 67.7 60.7-74.0 19 8.3 4.7-14.2 23 11.3 7.5-16.7 26 9.5 6.4-14.0 8 3.2 1.5- 6.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 200 152 72.2 63.5-79.5 16 10.2 5.4-18.2 18 11.6 6.8-19.1 9 3.4 1.7- 6.7 5 2.6 1.0- 6.8
Some College + 196 108 52.6 44.4-60.5 21 11.5 6.9-18.7 31 18.8 13.0-26.4 33 16.0 11.3-22.2 3 1.1 0.3- 3.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 244 172 68.1 60.6-74.9 26 13.6 8.6-20.8 21 9.5 5.9-15.0 19 6.8 4.2-10.8 6 2.0 0.8- 4.6
$50,000+ 79 38 45.4 33.5-58.0 5 7.6 2.4-21.5 20 30.3 19.4-43.9 16 16.7 10.0-26.6 0 0.0 . - .

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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 (MAHEC): 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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