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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Alcohol Consumption

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%)
North Carolina 5,631 4,556 79.6 78.2-80.9 396 7.5 6.6- 8.4 222 4.0 3.4- 4.7 310 6.1 5.4- 7.0 147 2.9 2.4- 3.5
-Buncombe County 173 145 82.0 74.5-87.6 9 5.5 2.8-10.8 4 2.0 0.7- 5.8 12 7.9 4.4-13.9 3 2.6 0.8- 7.9
GENDER
Male 76 60 76.9 65.1-85.6 4 6.1 2.2-15.5 2 2.7 0.7-10.1 7 9.7 4.5-19.6 3 4.7 1.5-13.8
Female 97 85 88.3 79.9-93.5 5 4.8 2.0-11.4 2 1.1 0.3- 4.5 5 5.7 2.3-13.4 0 0.0 . - .
RACE
White 159 131 80.1 72.1-86.2 9 6.1 3.0-11.9 4 2.2 0.7- 6.3 12 8.7 4.8-15.3 3 2.9 0.9- 8.7
Other 14 14 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-44 75 54 70.7 58.3-80.6 9 11.4 5.7-21.4 2 2.0 0.4- 9.0 8 12.1 6.0-23.1 2 3.8 0.9-14.3
45+ 98 91 92.7 84.8-96.7 0 0.0 . - . 2 1.9 0.4- 8.6 4 3.9 1.4-10.4 1 1.4 0.2- 9.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 37 33 87.3 68.5-95.6 1 3.6 0.5-21.5 0 0.0 . - . 2 3.7 0.9-13.9 1 5.4 0.8-29.7
Some College + 136 112 80.6 72.0-87.0 8 6.0 2.9-12.3 4 2.5 0.8- 7.2 10 9.0 4.8-16.4 2 1.9 0.5- 7.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 86 71 79.8 68.2-88.0 4 6.8 2.5-17.1 3 2.5 0.7- 8.8 7 8.6 3.9-17.9 1 2.3 0.3-14.3
$50,000+ 62 53 84.3 71.6-91.9 3 3.4 1.0-10.5 1 2.0 0.3-12.7 4 8.4 3.1-20.9 1 2.0 0.3-12.7

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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 (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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