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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston 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
-Gaston County 403 384 93.0 86.5-96.5 19 7.0 3.5-13.5
GENDER
Male 164 154 90.9 80.0-96.2 10 9.1 3.8-20.0
Female 239 230 95.0 84.6-98.5 9 5.0 1.5-15.4
RACE
White 344 328 94.3 88.0-97.4 16 5.7 2.6-12.0
Other 59 56 88.7 64.8-97.1 3 11.3 2.9-35.2
AGE
18-44 108 99 88.5 75.7-95.0 9 11.5 5.0-24.3
45+ 292 282 97.5 95.0-98.7 10 2.5 1.3- 5.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 215 203 89.9 78.2-95.7 12 10.1 4.3-21.8
Some College + 187 180 96.5 91.3-98.7 7 3.5 1.3- 8.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 212 203 94.2 82.0-98.3 9 5.8 1.7-18.0
$50,000+ 123 115 92.4 84.4-96.5 8 7.6 3.5-15.6

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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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