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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 475 239 44.0 38.8-49.4 150 35.5 30.2-41.2 53 10.9 8.0-14.6 11 3.4 1.8- 6.5 22 6.2 3.7-10.2
GENDER
Male 211 80 32.5 25.9-39.9 76 39.7 31.8-48.0 31 14.2 9.7-20.3 8 4.9 2.3-10.1 16 8.8 4.8-15.5
Female 264 159 59.3 52.2-66.0 74 30.0 23.8-37.0 22 6.5 4.1-10.0 3 1.5 0.4- 5.3 6 2.8 1.1- 6.8
RACE
White 395 203 46.4 40.7-52.2 123 34.3 28.8-40.2 47 12.3 8.9-16.8 6 2.4 1.0- 5.6 16 4.6 2.6- 8.1
Other 78 35 35.5 24.2-48.8 27 40.2 26.9-55.0 5 5.2 2.0-13.0 5 7.2 2.6-18.3 6 11.9 4.7-27.2
AGE
18-44 250 108 37.6 31.0-44.7 85 38.3 31.1-46.1 32 11.7 7.9-17.0 9 4.8 2.4- 9.6 16 7.6 4.3-13.0
45+ 224 130 55.5 47.8-62.9 65 30.5 24.0-37.8 21 9.4 5.9-14.7 2 0.9 0.2- 3.5 6 3.8 1.1-12.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 68 37 37.3 24.9-51.8 21 42.6 27.3-59.5 4 7.1 2.4-19.2 1 3.3 0.5-19.7 5 9.7 3.2-25.6
Some College + 407 202 45.5 39.9-51.2 129 33.9 28.6-39.6 49 11.7 8.5-15.9 10 3.5 1.7- 6.8 17 5.4 3.0- 9.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 146 68 37.6 28.3-48.1 35 28.7 18.9-40.9 21 12.5 7.4-20.3 6 5.5 2.2-13.1 16 15.7 8.7-26.6
$50,000+ 276 141 47.1 40.5-53.9 97 38.2 31.7-45.2 28 9.9 6.7-14.5 5 2.9 1.1- 7.3 5 1.9 0.7- 5.1

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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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