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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 594 261 42.7 38.2-47.4 100 17.7 14.4-21.5 116 20.7 17.1-24.8 100 16.0 12.9-19.6 17 3.0 1.8- 4.9
GENDER
Male 229 77 33.8 27.1-41.2 33 14.2 10.1-19.7 55 25.6 19.7-32.6 53 22.0 16.6-28.5 11 4.4 2.3- 8.1
Female 365 184 51.5 45.8-57.3 67 21.1 16.5-26.6 61 15.7 12.1-20.2 47 10.0 7.4-13.5 6 1.6 0.7- 3.5
RACE
White 431 161 35.0 30.1-40.1 74 18.6 14.8-23.1 93 22.9 18.6-27.7 89 20.3 16.2-25.0 14 3.3 1.9- 5.7
Other 156 98 59.9 50.5-68.7 23 15.0 9.6-22.8 22 16.0 9.9-24.8 10 6.7 3.4-12.7 3 2.3 0.7- 7.3
AGE
18-44 324 123 38.5 32.6-44.8 62 19.8 15.3-25.2 67 21.9 17.0-27.7 64 17.4 13.3-22.3 8 2.4 1.1- 5.2
45+ 264 132 46.5 39.7-53.4 38 15.4 11.0-21.0 49 19.7 14.7-25.8 36 14.6 10.1-20.7 9 3.9 2.0- 7.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 156 98 58.6 49.2-67.4 15 10.3 6.1-17.0 26 20.4 13.5-29.8 12 7.9 4.2-14.3 5 2.7 1.0- 7.0
Some College + 436 161 35.9 30.9-41.3 85 20.8 16.7-25.5 90 20.8 16.8-25.5 88 19.4 15.5-24.0 12 3.1 1.7- 5.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 212 106 52.1 44.1-60.1 28 13.5 9.0-19.8 37 17.0 11.7-24.0 34 13.9 9.4-20.1 7 3.5 1.5- 7.9
$50,000+ 244 81 31.6 25.4-38.5 50 22.1 16.8-28.5 60 24.9 19.4-31.4 47 18.7 13.8-24.8 6 2.8 1.2- 6.1

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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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