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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake County

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?

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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 6,444 1,995 26.5 25.1-27.9 1,798 25.9 24.5-27.3 1,082 18.2 17.0-19.6 445 7.5 6.7- 8.4 1,124 21.9 20.5-23.4
-Wake County 468 133 24.0 19.8-28.7 129 29.4 24.4-35.1 92 19.2 15.4-23.5 41 9.0 6.4-12.5 73 18.4 14.3-23.4
GENDER
Male 209 44 17.0 12.1-23.4 46 25.3 18.2-34.0 46 20.2 14.9-26.9 21 10.9 6.9-16.7 52 26.5 19.9-34.4
Female 259 89 33.3 27.0-40.3 83 34.9 28.4-42.1 46 17.7 13.1-23.5 20 6.4 4.0-10.1 21 7.7 4.9-11.9
RACE
White 390 110 24.8 20.2-30.1 108 28.4 23.2-34.1 76 18.6 14.7-23.3 35 9.3 6.5-13.2 61 18.9 14.5-24.3
Other 76 22 20.7 12.6-32.2 21 33.8 20.8-49.7 16 21.4 12.5-34.1 6 7.9 3.1-18.6 11 16.2 7.8-30.6
AGE
18-44 247 57 20.3 15.1-26.8 69 31.4 24.4-39.3 46 17.1 12.5-22.8 27 10.0 6.6-15.0 48 21.2 15.7-28.0
45+ 220 76 30.6 24.4-37.6 60 26.0 20.0-33.1 45 22.7 16.8-29.9 14 7.1 4.0-12.4 25 13.5 8.4-21.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 69 25 23.6 14.6-36.0 23 43.6 28.3-60.3 9 11.4 5.4-22.7 4 7.5 2.5-20.2 8 13.8 6.0-28.8
Some College + 399 108 24.1 19.6-29.3 106 26.3 21.5-31.6 83 20.9 16.7-25.8 37 9.3 6.5-13.1 65 19.5 15.0-24.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 142 47 25.2 17.5-34.9 34 29.6 19.5-42.1 20 12.3 7.1-20.3 13 8.3 4.2-15.7 28 24.7 16.1-35.8
$50,000+ 272 64 21.2 16.2-27.3 78 28.7 22.8-35.5 65 24.0 18.8-30.1 27 10.7 7.2-15.7 38 15.3 11.0-21.0

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*This question 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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