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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 356 281 77.5 72.2-82.1 23 7.8 5.1-11.8 19 5.2 3.1- 8.4 25 7.6 5.0-11.5 8 1.8 0.9- 3.9
GENDER
Male 159 111 71.3 63.3-78.2 14 8.9 5.2-15.0 13 7.0 3.8-12.4 15 9.9 5.8-16.3 6 2.9 1.2- 6.6
Female 197 170 85.2 78.5-90.0 9 6.5 3.2-12.5 6 2.9 1.3- 6.8 10 4.9 2.5- 9.2 2 0.5 0.1- 2.5
RACE
White 280 216 75.8 69.7-80.9 22 9.8 6.4-14.8 15 5.1 2.9- 8.8 20 7.2 4.5-11.4 7 2.1 0.9- 4.7
Other 75 64 83.7 71.5-91.3 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2 4 5.6 2.0-15.0 5 9.2 3.7-21.3 1 0.9 0.1- 5.9
AGE
18-44 203 148 70.1 62.5-76.7 17 10.1 6.1-16.2 14 7.3 4.1-12.4 18 10.0 6.1-15.9 6 2.5 1.1- 6.0
45+ 151 132 88.6 82.0-93.0 5 3.9 1.6- 9.2 5 2.3 0.8- 6.0 7 4.4 1.9- 9.8 2 0.9 0.2- 3.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 68 52 77.9 64.7-87.1 4 7.3 2.4-19.8 2 2.3 0.5-10.6 6 8.2 3.2-19.6 4 4.4 1.5-11.7
Some College + 288 229 77.4 71.5-82.4 19 8.0 5.0-12.5 17 5.9 3.5- 9.8 19 7.5 4.7-11.8 4 1.2 0.4- 3.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 128 99 73.2 63.1-81.3 9 9.9 5.0-18.9 7 4.9 2.2-10.5 9 9.3 4.6-17.9 4 2.6 0.9- 7.2
$50,000+ 175 140 79.0 71.6-84.9 11 7.0 3.8-12.5 10 5.3 2.6-10.5 11 6.9 3.7-12.4 3 1.7 0.5- 5.5

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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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