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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Alcohol Consumption

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,915 14,446 96.8 96.4-97.1 469 3.2 2.9- 3.6
-Buncombe County 361 344 95.0 91.7-97.0 17 5.0 3.0- 8.3
GENDER
Male 138 132 94.8 88.6-97.7 6 5.2 2.3-11.4
Female 223 212 95.2 91.1-97.4 11 4.8 2.6- 8.9
RACE
White 321 304 94.2 90.5-96.5 17 5.8 3.5- 9.5
Other 38 38 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-44 133 123 92.4 85.6-96.1 10 7.6 3.9-14.4
45+ 228 221 96.8 93.1-98.5 7 3.2 1.5- 6.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 128 126 98.2 91.1-99.6 2 1.8 0.4- 8.9
Some College + 233 218 93.1 88.5-96.0 15 6.9 4.0-11.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 206 200 96.8 92.4-98.7 6 3.2 1.3- 7.6
$50,000+ 88 81 91.1 81.6-95.9 7 8.9 4.1-18.4

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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 (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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