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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe 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
-Buncombe County 365 190 50.4 44.6-56.2 48 12.6 9.3-16.9 58 16.0 12.2-20.8 47 14.2 10.6-18.9 22 6.7 4.3-10.2
GENDER
Male 140 63 44.0 35.2-53.2 19 12.7 7.8-20.0 21 16.2 10.5-24.2 23 17.6 11.7-25.7 14 9.5 5.5-15.9
Female 225 127 56.6 49.3-63.6 29 12.5 8.6-17.8 37 15.8 11.1-22.0 24 11.0 7.2-16.5 8 4.0 1.9- 8.0
RACE
White 324 163 48.4 42.4-54.5 40 11.7 8.5-16.0 57 18.1 13.8-23.5 43 14.6 10.7-19.7 21 7.1 4.5-10.8
Other 39 25 62.0 43.1-77.8 8 19.2 8.4-38.2 1 2.1 0.3-13.7 4 12.2 4.4-29.5 1 4.5 0.6-25.7
AGE
18-44 134 58 41.0 31.9-50.7 18 13.2 8.0-21.0 28 20.8 14.4-29.1 25 20.5 13.9-29.3 5 4.4 1.9-10.2
45+ 231 132 56.9 49.6-64.0 30 12.2 8.3-17.5 30 12.7 8.4-18.8 22 9.9 6.3-15.2 17 8.3 5.0-13.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 130 93 71.7 62.0-79.7 14 9.8 5.3-17.6 10 7.8 3.9-14.7 8 6.6 3.1-13.8 5 4.1 1.5-10.4
Some College + 235 97 38.0 31.4-45.1 34 14.2 10.1-19.7 48 20.8 15.5-27.5 39 18.7 13.6-25.1 17 8.2 5.0-13.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 207 121 55.8 48.0-63.3 30 14.6 10.0-21.0 28 14.1 9.5-20.4 21 11.9 7.5-18.1 7 3.6 1.6- 8.0
$50,000+ 89 27 27.8 19.0-38.7 12 13.3 7.3-22.8 20 20.4 13.1-30.4 20 25.3 16.4-36.8 10 13.2 7.1-23.3

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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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