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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake County

Alcohol Consumption

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 6,629 64 0.9 0.7- 1.3 2,124 32.7 31.2-34.3 2,051 31.6 30.1-33.1 1,802 27.4 26.0-28.9 588 7.3 6.6- 8.1
-Wake County 487 6 0.9 0.4- 2.2 140 31.1 26.2-36.4 149 32.0 27.2-37.3 149 29.2 24.6-34.4 43 6.7 4.8- 9.3
GENDER
Male 215 2 0.3 0.1- 1.2 54 27.7 21.0-35.5 63 32.7 25.6-40.8 77 33.3 26.2-41.3 19 6.0 3.6- 9.6
Female 272 4 1.7 0.6- 4.8 86 35.5 28.9-42.7 86 31.1 25.3-37.6 72 23.9 18.9-29.8 24 7.7 5.0-11.8
RACE
White 403 5 0.9 0.3- 2.4 108 27.3 22.3-32.8 123 33.5 28.1-39.4 129 31.2 26.3-36.6 38 7.1 5.0- 9.9
Other 82 1 1.0 0.1- 6.9 31 43.9 31.0-57.7 26 27.4 17.4-40.3 19 22.1 11.7-37.9 5 5.5 2.1-13.7
AGE
18-44 254 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8 75 32.4 25.8-39.7 88 34.7 28.1-42.1 80 29.3 23.1-36.5 10 3.2 1.6- 6.0
45+ 232 5 1.9 0.7- 4.8 65 28.9 22.4-36.4 61 27.4 21.2-34.5 68 28.9 22.7-35.9 33 13.0 9.0-18.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 73 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2 31 35.9 23.5-50.4 22 35.9 22.4-52.0 11 19.6 8.4-39.3 8 8.1 3.7-16.8
Some College + 414 5 1.0 0.4- 2.7 109 30.0 24.8-35.8 127 31.2 26.2-36.6 138 31.4 26.6-36.6 35 6.4 4.4- 9.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 153 3 1.1 0.3- 3.9 57 43.5 33.2-54.3 40 26.5 18.3-36.7 41 23.9 15.4-35.0 12 5.1 2.6- 9.6
$50,000+ 278 1 0.4 0.1- 2.7 62 23.1 17.8-29.4 97 36.9 30.4-43.8 96 33.0 27.1-39.4 22 6.7 4.3-10.4

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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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