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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe 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 6,056 2,935 41.7 39.8-43.5 1,852 29.6 28.0-31.4 648 12.5 11.2-13.9 234 5.4 4.5- 6.4 387 10.9 9.3-12.6
-Buncombe County 173 94 46.6 37.5-55.9 53 37.0 28.0-47.0 17 10.4 6.2-17.0 5 3.9 1.5- 9.8 4 2.2 0.8- 6.0
GENDER
Male 71 33 40.7 27.7-55.2 21 35.8 23.4-50.5 10 13.2 6.7-24.2 3 5.6 1.6-17.7 4 4.7 1.6-12.6
Female 102 61 51.7 39.2-64.0 32 38.0 26.0-51.7 7 8.0 3.4-17.6 2 2.3 0.5- 9.8 0 0.0 . - .
RACE
White 160 84 43.9 34.7-53.6 52 39.2 29.7-49.5 16 11.1 6.5-18.2 5 4.2 1.6-10.6 3 1.7 0.5- 5.5
Other 13 10 77.4 44.2-93.7 1 11.7 1.6-51.4 1 2.7 0.4-17.9 0 0.0 . - . 1 8.3 1.1-42.0
AGE
18-44 51 21 35.6 22.1-51.9 18 43.5 28.3-59.9 8 13.0 6.2-25.3 3 6.4 2.0-18.4 1 1.5 0.2- 9.9
45+ 122 73 57.4 47.4-66.8 35 30.6 22.2-40.6 9 7.8 3.8-15.3 2 1.3 0.3- 5.3 3 2.9 0.8- 9.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 35 14 34.0 19.1-53.0 9 30.6 15.9-50.8 6 16.5 6.9-34.3 3 11.9 3.6-33.0 3 7.0 2.0-21.7
Some College + 138 80 50.2 39.5-60.9 44 38.9 28.5-50.4 11 8.6 4.5-16.1 2 1.5 0.3- 6.8 1 0.7 0.1- 5.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 79 42 37.9 26.0-51.4 23 38.5 24.6-54.5 8 11.8 5.5-23.5 3 7.3 2.4-20.5 3 4.5 1.4-13.3
$50,000+ 86 47 49.4 37.4-61.5 28 38.5 26.9-51.5 9 10.7 5.2-20.7 2 1.4 0.3- 5.4 0 0.0 . - .

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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 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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