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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Union 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
-Union County 137 72 46.2 36.7-56.0 41 28.0 20.3-37.3 18 19.7 12.1-30.2 2 0.8 0.2- 3.4 4 5.3 2.0-13.5
GENDER
Male 69 28 39.0 27.0-52.5 24 31.2 20.7-44.1 13 20.8 11.9-33.9 0 0.0 . - . 4 8.9 3.3-21.9
Female 68 44 56.7 41.3-70.9 17 23.4 13.4-37.6 5 17.9 7.1-38.4 2 1.9 0.4- 8.1 0 0.0 . - .
RACE
White 122 66 48.2 38.1-58.4 37 28.7 20.4-38.6 15 19.7 11.7-31.3 2 0.9 0.2- 4.0 2 2.5 0.6- 9.5
Other 15 6 36.1 13.9-66.4 4 24.8 8.6-53.8 3 19.3 5.1-51.5 0 0.0 . - . 2 19.8 5.0-53.7
AGE
18-44 72 33 40.2 28.5-53.2 22 29.7 19.6-42.3 11 20.9 11.4-35.2 2 1.2 0.3- 5.1 4 8.0 3.0-19.8
45+ 64 39 58.4 43.9-71.6 18 24.2 14.6-37.4 7 17.3 7.9-34.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 42 16 32.2 19.2-48.7 15 26.5 14.8-42.8 8 28.1 14.1-48.2 0 0.0 . - . 3 13.2 4.3-34.0
Some College + 95 56 52.9 40.9-64.5 26 28.8 19.3-40.5 10 15.6 7.9-28.6 2 1.2 0.3- 5.0 1 1.6 0.2-10.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 54 27 38.6 25.2-54.1 19 33.3 20.2-49.7 5 18.4 7.1-40.2 1 0.7 0.1- 5.1 2 8.9 2.2-29.2
$50,000+ 69 36 49.5 36.5-62.6 20 27.7 17.6-40.7 10 18.0 9.6-31.4 1 1.0 0.1- 6.5 2 3.8 1.0-14.0

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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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