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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 813 779 96.1 94.1-97.5 34 3.9 2.5- 5.9
GENDER
Male 287 280 98.2 95.9-99.2 7 1.8 0.8- 4.1
Female 526 499 94.0 90.3-96.3 27 6.0 3.7- 9.7
RACE
White 557 532 95.0 91.8-97.0 25 5.0 3.0- 8.2
Other 253 244 97.8 95.6-98.9 9 2.2 1.1- 4.4
AGE
18-44 328 312 95.6 92.1-97.6 16 4.4 2.4- 7.9
45+ 479 461 96.8 94.7-98.1 18 3.2 1.9- 5.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 202 195 97.4 94.3-98.8 7 2.6 1.2- 5.7
Some College + 608 581 95.6 92.9-97.3 27 4.4 2.7- 7.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 319 306 97.0 94.6-98.4 13 3.0 1.6- 5.4
$50,000+ 388 368 95.2 91.9-97.2 20 4.8 2.8- 8.1

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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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