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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg County

Alcohol Consumption

On the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Only one Two Three Four Five or more
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,642 2,572 43.5 41.9-45.2 1,842 32.5 31.0-34.0 637 12.1 11.1-13.3 257 5.1 4.4- 6.0 334 6.7 5.9- 7.7
-Mecklenburg County 357 158 42.6 37.1-48.4 132 35.6 30.4-41.3 38 11.9 8.5-16.5 16 5.4 3.2- 9.1 13 4.4 2.4- 7.8
GENDER
Male 157 52 33.0 25.6-41.3 61 38.2 30.4-46.6 24 14.9 9.7-22.1 10 6.7 3.5-12.6 10 7.3 3.8-13.4
Female 200 106 54.3 46.6-61.7 71 32.6 26.0-39.9 14 8.3 4.8-14.1 6 3.9 1.6- 9.2 3 1.0 0.3- 3.0
RACE
White 282 128 41.6 35.5-48.0 103 37.4 31.3-43.8 29 11.7 8.0-16.9 15 6.7 3.9-11.2 7 2.6 1.2- 5.8
Other 74 29 45.4 33.0-58.5 29 29.9 20.0-42.0 9 12.7 6.0-25.0 1 0.9 0.1- 6.3 6 11.0 4.7-23.8
AGE
18-44 204 70 33.1 26.6-40.3 84 38.4 31.5-45.9 25 13.7 9.1-20.0 13 7.6 4.3-13.3 12 7.2 3.9-12.9
45+ 151 87 56.3 47.1-65.1 48 32.3 24.4-41.3 12 8.7 4.5-16.1 3 2.3 0.7- 7.8 1 0.4 0.1- 3.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 69 23 32.1 21.0-45.8 24 32.7 21.4-46.4 10 14.7 7.1-27.9 5 8.3 3.1-20.5 7 12.2 5.4-25.0
Some College + 288 135 45.3 39.1-51.7 108 36.4 30.6-42.7 28 11.2 7.6-16.1 11 4.7 2.5- 8.6 6 2.4 1.0- 5.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 129 49 36.0 27.1-45.9 51 37.1 28.1-47.1 16 13.7 7.8-23.0 4 3.1 0.9-10.0 9 10.2 5.1-19.2
$50,000+ 176 82 44.0 36.3-51.9 64 36.0 28.8-44.0 16 10.1 6.1-16.2 12 8.6 4.8-14.9 2 1.4 0.3- 5.4

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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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