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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Alcohol Consumption

Heavy Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,525 14,957 96.1 95.6-96.6 568 3.9 3.4- 4.4
-Buncombe County 339 321 94.5 90.7-96.9 18 5.5 3.1- 9.3
GENDER
Male 125 121 97.4 92.8-99.1 4 2.6 0.9- 7.2
Female 214 200 92.3 86.0-95.9 14 7.7 4.1-14.0
RACE
White 307 290 94.1 89.9-96.7 17 5.9 3.3-10.1
Other 30 29 98.6 90.4-99.8 1 1.4 0.2- 9.6
AGE
18-44 74 67 91.5 82.0-96.2 7 8.5 3.8-18.0
45+ 264 253 96.6 93.7-98.2 11 3.4 1.8- 6.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 112 107 96.7 91.4-98.8 5 3.3 1.2- 8.6
Some College + 226 213 93.5 88.0-96.6 13 6.5 3.4-12.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 182 174 96.3 92.1-98.3 8 3.7 1.7- 7.9
$50,000+ 123 114 91.5 82.9-96.0 9 8.5 4.0-17.1

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*Heavy drinkers--adult men having more than two drinks per day or adult women having more than one drink per day.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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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