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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

Alcohol Consumption

One drink is equivalent to a 12 ounce beer, a 5 ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, 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 6,537 3,065 41.3 39.7-42.8 2,041 32.1 30.6-33.7 726 12.8 11.6-14.0 286 4.8 4.1- 5.6 419 9.0 8.0-10.2
-Alamance County 169 79 39.6 31.1-48.8 56 37.5 28.4-47.7 15 8.4 4.8-14.3 8 5.9 2.8-12.0 11 8.6 3.9-18.0
GENDER
Male 71 24 26.9 16.8-40.0 24 40.4 26.4-56.3 11 12.8 6.7-23.3 3 5.9 1.9-17.3 9 14.0 5.8-29.9
Female 98 55 53.9 42.3-65.0 32 34.3 24.2-46.0 4 3.5 1.1-10.4 5 5.8 2.2-14.2 2 2.6 0.4-14.0
RACE
White 134 65 41.6 32.1-51.8 45 36.9 27.3-47.7 8 6.0 2.8-12.4 7 6.7 3.0-14.4 9 8.7 3.3-21.2
Other 35 14 34.6 19.0-54.4 11 39.0 20.2-61.7 7 14.3 6.0-30.3 1 3.9 0.5-23.0 2 8.2 2.0-27.9
AGE
18-44 76 30 31.4 21.1-44.1 28 41.3 28.1-56.0 6 8.1 3.6-17.6 6 8.2 3.4-18.2 6 10.9 4.0-26.5
45+ 93 49 51.8 40.3-63.1 28 31.9 22.1-43.5 9 8.8 4.4-17.0 2 2.4 0.6- 9.5 5 5.1 1.9-12.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 63 23 29.0 17.5-44.0 22 41.4 25.4-59.4 10 14.5 7.2-27.0 3 7.4 2.3-21.0 5 7.9 2.7-20.9
Some College + 105 56 46.0 35.0-57.5 34 35.6 25.2-47.6 5 5.0 1.9-12.5 5 5.1 1.8-13.1 5 8.3 2.6-23.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 88 37 40.2 28.4-53.2 30 37.3 25.4-50.9 10 10.1 5.1-19.1 6 8.8 3.6-19.9 5 3.6 1.4- 9.4
$50,000+ 65 36 46.1 32.7-60.1 20 30.3 19.2-44.3 4 6.8 2.3-18.4 1 1.8 0.2-11.6 4 15.0 5.2-36.2

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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: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
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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