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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance 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 6,536 5,206 74.9 73.3-76.4 582 10.3 9.4-11.4 297 5.8 5.0- 6.7 312 6.2 5.4- 7.2 139 2.8 2.2- 3.5
-Alamance County 165 133 78.8 69.4-85.8 15 9.4 5.4-15.9 5 2.5 0.9- 6.3 10 8.0 3.4-17.7 2 1.3 0.3- 5.2
GENDER
Male 68 48 70.2 54.8-82.1 7 9.3 4.0-20.1 4 4.3 1.5-11.7 7 13.7 5.4-30.6 2 2.6 0.6- 9.8
Female 97 85 88.1 78.8-93.7 8 9.6 4.6-18.8 1 0.5 0.1- 3.5 3 1.8 0.4- 7.3 0 0.0 . - .
RACE
White 130 104 77.4 66.1-85.7 12 9.8 5.3-17.4 4 2.4 0.8- 6.9 8 8.5 3.0-21.8 2 1.9 0.5- 7.4
Other 35 29 82.0 63.2-92.4 3 8.5 2.4-25.8 1 2.6 0.4-16.4 2 6.9 1.6-25.1 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-44 74 57 76.6 62.4-86.6 10 11.1 5.5-20.9 3 3.2 1.0- 9.9 3 7.8 2.0-25.9 1 1.2 0.2- 8.1
45+ 91 76 81.9 70.7-89.5 5 6.9 2.7-16.8 2 1.4 0.3- 5.4 7 8.3 3.6-18.1 1 1.5 0.2-10.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 61 44 72.2 56.2-84.0 7 13.0 5.5-27.6 3 4.0 1.1-13.3 6 9.0 3.3-22.5 1 1.7 0.2-11.4
Some College + 103 89 83.0 70.3-91.0 8 7.5 3.6-14.9 2 1.6 0.4- 6.9 3 6.7 1.6-23.8 1 1.1 0.2- 7.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 86 68 80.3 68.8-88.3 7 8.6 3.7-19.0 3 3.1 0.9-10.1 7 6.7 2.8-15.3 1 1.3 0.2- 8.7
$50,000+ 65 55 76.6 58.6-88.3 5 8.4 3.4-19.5 2 2.5 0.6-10.7 2 10.7 2.6-35.1 1 1.8 0.2-11.6

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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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