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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston 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
-Gaston County 136 55 32.1 23.4-42.3 44 26.5 18.3-36.7 14 10.4 5.5-18.7 8 9.8 3.8-22.8 15 21.2 11.7-35.3
GENDER
Male 72 16 17.7 9.7-30.2 28 33.9 21.6-48.8 11 14.7 7.2-27.8 4 7.5 2.6-19.5 13 26.2 13.9-44.0
Female 64 39 52.0 34.2-69.3 16 16.3 9.1-27.6 3 4.5 1.4-13.8 4 12.9 3.0-41.7 2 14.3 3.5-43.5
RACE
White 121 51 34.7 25.1-45.6 40 28.8 19.5-40.2 12 8.9 4.7-16.1 7 10.8 3.9-26.6 11 16.9 8.3-31.3
Other 15 4 21.9 7.0-51.2 4 17.4 5.5-43.5 2 16.5 3.7-50.5 1 5.8 0.8-32.5 4 38.5 13.1-72.2
AGE
18-44 48 16 22.2 12.5-36.3 9 17.7 8.0-34.9 7 12.3 5.2-26.4 5 15.2 5.4-36.1 11 32.7 17.2-53.1
45+ 88 39 45.5 33.9-57.6 35 38.3 27.7-50.1 7 7.9 3.5-16.7 3 2.5 0.8- 7.9 4 5.8 2.1-14.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 50 15 23.7 12.9-39.4 13 17.5 8.9-31.6 8 16.9 7.3-34.5 2 1.6 0.3- 6.7 12 40.4 22.0-61.9
Some College + 86 40 38.1 26.3-51.4 31 32.8 21.3-46.8 6 5.8 2.4-13.5 6 15.5 5.9-35.0 3 7.7 2.5-21.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 51 20 33.4 19.4-51.3 13 15.8 8.0-28.9 8 18.4 7.6-38.2 4 7.1 2.3-20.3 6 25.1 9.2-52.5
$50,000+ 71 31 35.9 24.0-49.9 25 29.3 18.7-42.7 4 5.3 1.9-14.0 4 14.2 4.4-37.1 7 15.3 7.2-29.7

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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 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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