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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 637 279 42.8 38.5-47.2 105 15.3 12.5-18.5 110 18.3 15.1-22.0 113 18.6 15.5-22.3 30 5.0 3.3- 7.4
GENDER
Male 247 91 36.6 30.3-43.5 37 13.9 9.9-19.1 49 20.7 15.7-26.8 51 20.9 15.9-26.9 19 7.9 4.8-12.7
Female 390 188 48.8 43.3-54.3 68 16.6 13.0-21.0 61 16.0 12.3-20.4 62 16.5 12.7-21.1 11 2.1 1.1- 4.1
RACE
White 437 155 32.0 27.4-36.9 70 15.5 12.1-19.5 91 22.4 18.2-27.1 94 23.9 19.7-28.8 27 6.3 4.0- 9.6
Other 195 120 63.5 55.5-70.8 34 14.6 10.1-20.6 19 10.7 6.6-17.0 19 8.7 5.2-14.2 3 2.5 0.8- 8.0
AGE
18-44 321 116 37.3 31.5-43.4 63 17.5 13.6-22.3 62 20.4 15.9-25.8 72 22.7 18.0-28.1 8 2.2 1.0- 4.4
45+ 314 163 49.7 43.4-56.1 41 12.4 8.8-17.0 48 16.0 11.8-21.3 40 13.6 9.9-18.6 22 8.3 5.1-13.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 182 112 62.7 54.2-70.5 24 11.8 7.6-17.9 21 12.8 7.9-20.1 16 8.4 4.9-14.0 9 4.3 1.8- 9.7
Some College + 454 166 33.6 29.1-38.5 81 16.9 13.5-20.9 89 20.8 17.0-25.3 97 23.4 19.2-28.1 21 5.3 3.3- 8.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 264 135 52.0 44.9-58.9 42 14.1 10.1-19.3 42 17.6 12.6-23.9 35 12.9 9.0-18.2 10 3.5 1.5- 7.8
$50,000+ 241 66 27.3 21.5-34.0 50 19.1 14.4-25.0 49 20.9 15.9-27.0 62 26.4 20.8-33.0 14 6.2 3.6-10.5

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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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