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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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
-Forsyth County 445 254 54.7 49.4-60.0 49 11.4 8.3-15.3 66 16.2 12.5-20.7 60 14.2 10.9-18.3 16 3.5 2.0- 6.0
GENDER
Male 161 72 42.1 34.1-50.7 15 10.3 5.9-17.5 32 22.0 15.6-30.2 34 20.7 14.8-28.3 8 4.8 2.3- 9.6
Female 284 182 66.2 60.1-71.8 34 12.3 8.7-17.2 34 10.8 7.6-15.3 26 8.3 5.5-12.2 8 2.3 1.0- 5.3
RACE
White 322 171 52.3 46.2-58.4 35 9.8 6.9-13.7 53 18.2 13.7-23.7 49 15.4 11.5-20.4 14 4.3 2.4- 7.6
Other 121 81 60.1 49.3-70.0 14 15.7 8.8-26.4 13 11.3 6.0-20.2 11 11.3 6.1-20.1 2 1.5 0.3- 6.8
AGE
18-44 169 87 49.5 41.2-57.9 26 15.1 9.9-22.3 32 20.8 14.5-28.9 21 12.8 8.1-19.6 3 1.8 0.5- 6.5
45+ 275 167 58.5 51.7-65.0 23 8.8 5.5-13.7 34 13.0 9.0-18.4 39 15.2 10.9-20.8 12 4.5 2.4- 8.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 164 124 73.3 64.6-80.5 16 9.9 5.6-17.1 12 7.6 4.0-13.9 10 7.1 3.6-13.5 2 2.1 0.5- 8.1
Some College + 281 130 44.1 37.7-50.7 33 12.2 8.4-17.4 54 21.1 16.0-27.3 50 18.3 13.7-24.0 14 4.3 2.4- 7.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 230 154 65.7 58.2-72.4 25 10.4 6.8-15.6 27 12.3 7.9-18.6 22 10.7 6.8-16.4 2 1.0 0.2- 4.1
$50,000+ 138 53 36.5 28.2-45.8 17 12.6 7.5-20.4 30 24.5 17.2-33.6 28 20.4 13.9-29.0 10 5.9 2.9-11.6

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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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