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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 478 385 77.7 72.7-82.1 38 9.2 6.4-13.1 24 5.4 3.4- 8.5 24 6.5 4.1-10.1 7 1.1 0.5- 2.6
GENDER
Male 212 152 70.5 62.6-77.2 23 11.9 7.5-18.2 16 6.9 3.9-11.9 17 9.6 5.7-15.7 4 1.2 0.4- 3.8
Female 266 233 87.3 82.0-91.2 15 5.7 3.3- 9.6 8 3.5 1.6- 7.4 7 2.5 1.0- 5.9 3 1.0 0.3- 3.2
RACE
White 396 326 79.3 73.9-83.7 30 9.3 6.3-13.5 18 4.7 2.8- 7.6 17 5.7 3.3- 9.6 5 1.1 0.4- 2.9
Other 80 58 72.8 58.9-83.3 8 9.0 3.6-20.8 6 8.1 2.9-20.2 6 8.8 3.5-20.2 2 1.4 0.3- 5.5
AGE
18-44 251 191 74.6 67.6-80.5 24 9.7 6.3-14.6 14 6.0 3.3-10.7 18 8.4 5.0-13.9 4 1.3 0.4- 3.6
45+ 226 193 83.3 76.0-88.7 14 8.4 4.3-15.7 10 4.3 2.3- 8.2 6 3.0 1.2- 7.2 3 0.9 0.3- 2.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 71 56 75.6 60.4-86.4 6 8.9 3.5-20.8 4 8.1 2.5-23.2 3 5.7 1.6-18.7 2 1.6 0.4- 6.5
Some College + 407 329 78.2 72.9-82.7 32 9.3 6.3-13.5 20 4.8 3.0- 7.6 21 6.7 4.1-10.7 5 1.0 0.4- 2.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 148 112 70.5 59.7-79.5 11 10.6 5.3-20.2 9 7.0 3.0-15.4 11 9.0 4.4-17.2 5 2.9 1.1- 7.4
$50,000+ 276 229 81.6 75.7-86.3 22 8.2 5.2-12.8 14 5.3 3.1- 9.1 10 4.7 2.4- 9.0 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2

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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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