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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston County

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,346 14,864 96.6 96.1-97.0 482 3.4 3.0- 3.9
-Gaston County 383 375 96.4 92.0-98.4 8 3.6 1.6- 8.0
GENDER
Male 134 131 95.2 85.4-98.5 3 4.8 1.5-14.6
Female 249 244 97.4 93.5-99.0 5 2.6 1.0- 6.5
RACE
White 326 321 97.2 91.8-99.1 5 2.8 0.9- 8.2
Other 56 53 92.8 79.5-97.8 3 7.2 2.2-20.5
AGE
18-44 119 113 94.0 85.8-97.6 6 6.0 2.4-14.2
45+ 263 261 99.0 94.9-99.8 2 1.0 0.2- 5.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 197 194 97.4 92.2-99.2 3 2.6 0.8- 7.8
Some College + 185 180 95.3 86.8-98.4 5 4.7 1.6-13.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 200 196 94.8 85.6-98.2 4 5.2 1.8-14.4
$50,000+ 121 117 96.5 89.6-98.9 4 3.5 1.1-10.4

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

^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.


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