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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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 5,797 2,816 43.6 41.8-45.3 1,796 31.4 29.7-33.1 611 11.8 10.7-13.1 237 4.4 3.7- 5.1 337 8.9 7.7-10.2
-Mecklenburg County 460 216 41.8 35.8-48.2 166 36.6 30.6-43.0 38 9.4 6.1-14.2 22 5.2 3.1- 8.5 18 7.0 4.2-11.5
GENDER
Male 190 67 33.9 25.2-43.9 73 37.1 28.1-47.1 24 11.3 6.4-19.1 12 6.8 3.6-12.6 14 10.8 6.2-18.3
Female 270 149 52.7 45.8-59.5 93 35.8 29.5-42.7 14 6.8 3.6-12.5 10 2.9 1.5- 5.6 4 1.8 0.6- 5.0
RACE
White 359 173 45.9 39.1-52.8 134 37.0 31.0-43.4 29 8.8 5.8-13.2 13 3.9 2.0- 7.3 10 4.4 2.3- 8.4
Other 100 43 32.3 21.7-45.1 31 35.4 22.1-51.5 9 10.7 3.9-26.4 9 8.2 3.6-17.6 8 13.3 6.3-26.1
AGE
18-44 208 74 33.5 25.3-42.9 77 36.6 28.1-46.1 27 12.5 7.5-20.1 15 7.1 3.9-12.4 15 10.3 5.9-17.3
45+ 251 141 55.3 48.1-62.3 89 36.6 30.0-43.7 11 4.4 2.2- 8.4 7 2.1 0.9- 4.7 3 1.7 0.5- 5.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 76 35 32.7 20.2-48.2 19 34.6 18.3-55.6 6 6.2 2.6-14.2 7 8.4 3.0-21.3 9 18.1 8.5-34.4
Some College + 383 180 44.1 37.6-50.9 147 37.2 31.3-43.4 32 10.3 6.3-16.2 15 4.3 2.4- 7.6 9 4.1 2.1- 8.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 132 57 36.5 24.8-50.2 46 36.4 24.3-50.5 10 10.4 3.6-26.6 12 8.0 3.6-16.9 7 8.7 3.5-19.8
$50,000+ 278 132 45.2 38.0-52.5 106 36.8 30.4-43.8 25 9.7 6.2-14.7 7 3.5 1.6- 7.6 8 4.8 2.3- 9.7

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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.


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